Face Cleansing: It's important to cleanse your face one to three times a day to wash away acne causing dirt, dead skin cells, oil and bacteria. You can use a mild soap or a gentle facial cleanser.
Topical Acne Creams: Salicylic acid and Benzoyl Peroxide are two of the most effective over the counter acne medications. They destroy bacteria and help unclog pores caused by dead skin and oil. They are best used after washing your face.
Lotions: Tea Tree Oil and Aloe Vera are both natural acne treatments which are also effective for reducing scars, breakouts and wrinkles. They also moisturize skin which will help from the dry skin side effects from over the counter acne treatments. They are usually available in creams or gels.
Acne Prescription Medications: There is a wide variety of prescription medications for acne. Some are oral antibiotics and others are topical gels such as Differin and Retin-A. They are highly effective for moderate to severe adult acne and should be discussed with your doctor, which treatment is best for your condition.
Laser & Light: Laser and blue light therapy destroy acne bacteria in short sessions of less then 20 minutes. Often costly, they are great for clearing acne and scars in a short time.