The school year is more than half over and spring promises the prom. Now is the time to get ahead of acne. Any changes in your acne regimen, prescription or nonprescription, takes at least 6 weeks to take effect. Start now!
Acne comes from oil, bacteria and hormones. Your acne plan should address each of these for the best effect. Remember that many of the packaged systems sold without a prescription are some combination of over the counter acne medicines like benzoil peroxide (works against oil) and salicylic (which works to make skin turn over faster to avoid plugged pores). If your store-brand product isn’t doing the trick, consider putting a call in to your doctor.