Eight Expert-Approved Ways To Treat And Prevent Acne

Find the Right Treatment: Salicylic Acid Vs. Benzoyl Peroxide

"Benzoyl peroxide kills the bacteria that cause acne, helps remove excess oils from the skin and removes dead skin cells that clog pores.

Salicylic acid slows shedding of cells inside the hair follicles, which prevents the pores from clogging. It softens keratin, a protein that forms part of the skin structure—this helps loosen dry and scaly skin, making it easier to remove. It's great for people with oily skin types."


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Regardless of age or skin type, pesky pimples plague us all at one time or another. But while the occasional blemish might be inevitable, acne is a battle you can win. Above, Kate Somerville, skincare expert and founder of the eponymous line, shares her best acne-fighting tips.

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