Whether you have just a few pimples or more serious breakout, here are the products you need to solve your skin woes. From YOU: The Owner's Manual for Teens: A Guide to a Healthy Body and Happy Life, by Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.
You can start good skin care now. Washing with an antibacterial soap twice a day is the first line of defense, and a relatively simple one.
Those of you with simple blackheads and whiteheads will want to use a topical keratolytic medicine, which unblocks the pores (examples include adapalene, or Differin; and topical tretinoin, or Retin-A), plus something that kills bacteria on the surface of the skin (topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, or erythromycin) - a double whammy in the fight against acne. (Topical means that you apply the ointment, cream, or gel directly to the skin. Erythromycin may not work as well, as the bacteria get resistant or outsmart the drug.) For those who have blackheads and whiteheads and want to keep itRead More »from Dr. Oz's Tips on How to Cure Acne