Learn more from the experts at WebMD about acne and what triggers it.
Safe Soaps and Cleansers for Acne
Arm yourself against acne outbreaks by choosing cleansers and face soaps that work with your skin type. WebMD tells you what to look for to keep your skin as blemish-free as possible.
Alternative Treatments for Acne
Learn more from WebMD about alternative treatments for acne - from honey to fruit acids - and what the experts say about them.
Isotretinoin for Acne
Drug details for Isotretinoin for acne vulgaris.
Acne: Treatment With Antibiotics - Topic Overview
Doctors often prescribe antibiotics to treat severe acne or acne that is likely to leave scars. Antibiotics improve the look of your skin by killing bacteria that cause acne. This means you'll have fewer pimples and redness. Less acne means less acne scarring. You can put antibiotics directly on your skin (topically) or take them by mouth (orally). Topical antibiotics kill bacteria on your ...
Acne - Treatment Overview
Learn about treatment for acne vulgaris.
Acne - When To Call a Doctor
Learn when to seek help for severe acne.
Acne - Home Treatment
Treatment at home can help reduce acne flare - ups.Wash your face (or other affected skin) gently once or twice a day.Do not squeeze pimples, because that often leads to infections, worse acne, and scars.Use water - based skin care products that gently cl
Acne - Cause
There are different types of acne. The most common acne is the type that develops during the teen years. Puberty causes hormone levels to rise, especially testosterone.
Acne: Treatment With Alpha Hydroxy Acids - Topic Overview
Alpha hydroxy acids such as lactic acid,mandelic acid,and glycolic acid (for example,Alpha Hydrox) are often used in products to treat acne. These products work by drying up whiteheads,blackheads,and pimples and causing the top layer of your skin to peel. Skin care products that have AHAs are generally safe to use,but they may cause tingling and a mild redness of the skin. Use them less ...