Acne Treatment Guide

In depth guide to the most effective acne treatments

Our reviews are based on published medical and scientific research to help ensure you find the best products for your skin, which includes customer and dermatologist surveys.

  • OTC

  • Due to the sheer number of different over-the-counter brands, it can be hard for both physicians and patients to keep abreast of the numerous products available.
  • Prescriptions

  • For persistent or severe cases of acne, it may be time to consider a topical or oral medication. However, it's important to familiarize yourself with the risks.
  • Cleansers

  • Cleansers are a significant part of personal hygiene and can be a contributing factor to the success of your skin care treatment.
If you have acne, you likely have many questions about causes and treatments.

Only a generation ago, it was thought that eating too many sweet or greasy foods caused acne; now doctors know much more about why breakouts happen and how to treat them. This section addresses common questions about acne.