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Guide Picks - Top 5 Medicated Acne Creams/Gels
Every teen needs a good daily/frequent use acne fighting gel or cream. Not only do these products fight existing blemishes but they help reduce the frequency of future breakouts. When used as directed, these products can make a big difference to the overall appearance of your skin. Whether you prefer a medicated product or an all natural one, there is something out there for you. Check out our 5 favorite medicated acne cream/gels.
1) DDF BP Gel 5% with Tea Tree Oil
This superior acne fighting remedy combines nature and medicine to come up with a truly unique and effective product. Tea tree oil acts as an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent while the benzoyl peroxide gets to work destroying blemishes and fighting off new breakouts. The combination of these two highly effective ingredients makes for a product that delivers dramatic results in a matter of days. Can be drying at first, it is important that you follow the instructions on the label to ensure that your skin does not become irritated.
2) Clinique Acne Solutions Emergency Gel Lotion
Dubbed a "medicated troubleshooter" by the maker, this benzoyl peroxide based product helps clear stubborn, recurring blemishes. It also unclogs bacteria-filled pores, controls oil, and reduces redness thus improving the overall appearance of acne prone skin. This is a strong product that can make skin sensitive to sunlight, the use of sunscreen in conjunction with the gel is recommended.
3) Johnson & Johnson Persa Gel
A classic favorite, the water based formula of this medicated acne treatment makes it great for all skin types. Intended to be used as both a spot treatment for breakouts and a preventative treatment for acne prone areas, Persa Gel really makes a difference. Since the active ingredient is benzoyl peroxide, sunscreen should be worn with use.
4) Biore Blemish Double Agent Treatment
A special gel formula that forms a clear, breathable, protective barrier around your zits. It seals in salicylic acid, a known acne-zapper, and forms a shield that can be covered up with moisturizers and make-up without being wiped away. The acne fighters go to work all day long, and nobody will be the wiser. Most acne disappears within 3 - 5 days of use.
5) Oxy10 Balance Emergency Spot Treatment
A prescription strength product that is available over-the-counter, this medicated cream will eliminate stubborn acne. It is very powerful and should only be used on existing blemishes as a spot treatment. After only a few applications this cream will dry up zits and clear problem skin. Can be irritating to sensitive skin and should not be used as a general preventative cream.
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