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The Best Drugstore Acne Treatments

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Ashley Miller is a licensed social worker, psychotherapist, certified Reiki practitioner, yoga enthusiast and aromatherapist. She has also worked as an employee assistance program counselor and a substance-abuse professional. Miller holds a Master of Social Work and has extensive training in mental health diagnosis, as well as child and adolescent psychotherapy. She also has a bachelor's degree in music.
The Best Drugstore Acne Treatments
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Unfortunately for many people, acne is a fact of life. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), acne can occur at any age, although it most commonly occurs among teenagers and young adults. Whether you are a teenager and plagued with chronic breakouts, or an adult suffering from facial or body acne, you can get relief with the following popular drug store anti-acne products.

Clean & Clear Advantage Invisible Acne Patch

This revolutionary product contains the proven anti-acne ingredient, salicylic acid. According to the AAD, this is one of the most common and effective anti-acne ingredients. Averaging around $10 for a two-pack, this product can be worn under makeup to fight acne during the day, or used as a spot treatment overnight.

Neutrogena On-the-Spot Acne Treatment

Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5 percent) is the active ingredient in this popular anti-acne product. According to an article by CBS News, benzoyl peroxide is most effective in a 2.5 percent solution, because in higher doses, it can cause the skin to dry out. As the name suggests, Neutrogena On-the-Spot Acne Treatment is most effective as a spot treatment, used overnight to diminish redness and swelling in existing blemishes. This treatment averages around $7 for a .75 oz. tube.

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Nature's Cure Body Acne Treatment Spray

If you suffer from body acne, you'll find it annoying and downright impossible to apply facial anti-acne treatments on hard to reach, places such as your back and neck. Luckily, Nature's Cure Body Acne Treatment Spray comes in an easy-to-use pump that works even when you hold it upside-down. It also contains 2 percent salicylic acid, so it can help to prevent new acne from forming as well as treating existing acne. Averaging $11 for a 3.5 fl oz. bottle, this effective product won't stain your clothing.

Clearasil Ultra Deep Pore Cleansing Pads

Another effective, time-tested product that fights acne with daily use, Clearasil Ultra Deep Pore Cleansing Pads cost around $9 for 90 pads. These pads are meant to be used as a preventative treatment on a daily basis, and contain 2 percent salicylic acid. With regular use, this product will help to keep your skin clear of blemishes and blackheads. As an added bonus, Clearasil offers a 30-day money back guarantee on this product if you're unsatisfied with results.

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