Home Remedies for Acne

I’m not thinking garden mud or egg whites here.

I’m thinking things you can get easily without a prescription that aren’t expensive.

At your drugstore or online version, look for a cleanser that contains gentle grains to exfoliate plus 2% salicylic acid or a 10% glycolic – use twice a day.

In the morning,  apply a 5-10% benzoyl peroxide product and over that, use a “non-comedogenic” moisturizer or a moisturizer with sunscreen.

At night, after cleansing, use Retinol 0.25-1%.   Then, use a non-comedogenic moisturizer as needed.

Remember two things –  it really takes topical acne medication at least 6-10 weeks to work, and if you get irritated, stop the product immediately.

Dr. Irwin’s article on Acne

Dr. Irwin’s article on Acne and Menopause

Dr. Irwin’s article on Acne Scars

Dr. Irwin’s Blog on Acne

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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