Over-the-Counter Treatments

Cleansers, toners, astringents, lotions, creams, gels, ointments, benzoyl peroxide, adapalene, salicylic acid

  • Treats symptoms of mild to moderate acne
  • Many do not target overactive sebum production
  • Often require consistent, long-term use
  • May not work for all skin types and sensitivities
  • Side effects include dry skin, scaling, and inflamed skinx