As an esthetician who specializes in the treatment of acne I am often asked what the most important thing is when it comes to getting rid of acne. My answer is always the same –  it all comes down to your home skin care regimen. When you are prone to acne your skin needs more exfoliation than regular skin , because your pores are constantly getting clogged up by dead skin cells. And you also need  an antibacterial agent to kill bacteria that grows in clogged pores thus causing pimples. Last but not least, you have to make sure that all of the products you use do not contain pore clogging ingredients, because that will reverse the effects of exfoliation by filling up your pores with cloggers.

To summarize :

1. Make sure you use an exfoliating product with AHA’s daily.

2. Use Benzoyl peroxide daily to kill acne bacteria.

3. Make sure that none of the products you apply on your face, including make up contain pore glogging ingredients.