A total of 11 reviews of this product on Reddit.
Yes the neutrogena wash is not that great. It does very little.
Frankly I use this on my body. Its for faces but its even better on bodies.
Apply this to your wet skin, rub it in with an exfoliating washcloth, and wait like 3 minutes before rinsing it off your back/chest to give the benzoyl peroxide time to work. It also has niacinamide to help with redness.
Everyone’s skin is different so I can only say what worked for me…
I use this to help with active acne:
Accutane will definitely clear up acne (for the majority of people) after 3-5 months. It’s a progression medication. Be sure to read the warnings while on it. It’ll be good to prep some moisturizer cream/lotion while on accutane too. My pref brand is Cerave but Neutrogena, Aveeno, Cetaphil may work too… preference.
I am no skin expert by any means, but I struggle with back acne and dark marks as well. Cerave foaming acne cream cleanser with niacinamide has worked wonders for my back! Years old scars I had have disappeared. You can get it at Amazon or Walgreens.
CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser | Acne Treatment Face Wash with 4% Benzoyl Peroxide, Hyaluronic Acid, and Niacinamide | Cream to Foam Formula | 5 Oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YLJPMC3/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_vyg9FbDGV7HCT
Here are some links to products that are worth looking into:
CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser | Acne Treatment Face Wash with 4% Benzoyl Peroxide, Hyaluronic Acid, and Niacinamide | Cream to Foam Formula | 5 Oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YLJPMC3/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_2N0QY08F8HTJNJESJCRT
Neutrogena Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Spot Treatment Gel with Maximum Strength 10% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Treatment Medication, Pimple Cream for Acne Prone Skin Care, 1 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NR1YVYU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_G454DYDQSXT0GA1DDRM6
CeraVe SA Cleanser | Salicylic Acid Face Wash with Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide & Ceramides| BHA Exfoliant for Face | 8 Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U1YCRD8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_8QH4FGDYKV027SJZ8ZF7
Acne Treatment Differin Gel for Face with Adapalene, Clears and Prevents Acne, Up to 30 Day Supply, 15g Tube https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07L1PHSY9/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_EF2K2MWMPAA875S582X0
Peach Slices Acne Spot Dots – Hydrocolloid Patches for Acne Spot Treatment – Set of 30 Vegan Patches for Face https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FPT52DY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_EF17XMV3YZF6EWQ284VD
All Health Advanced Fast Healing Wound Care, 20 Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D1CT9DX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_PR5CCASWAQRMSZPN9DVT?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I’d second this! I used SA products for forever and just would constantly have something breaking out on my face. I’ve since had way better results with benzoyl peroxide (this one from CeraVe https://www.amazon.com/CeraVe-Treatment-Hyaluronic-Niacinamide-Sensitive/dp/B07YLJPMC3 ) and I work it into my skin for like 60 seconds then rinse. Sometimes I follow up with an SA spot treatment in the problem areas just so I’m covered and I’ve had clear skin that doesn’t need makeup for the first time in years!
Doxy Oral or Doxy Topical Cream?
I’d try a Benzoyl Peroxide body wash everyday, along with a salicylic acid body spray as well. Moisturize as needed and use a sunscreen as well since you’d be using actives on a part of your body that gets sunlight.
If it goes into your scalp, it might also be fungal related in which case there are treatment that would be more affective that a dermatologist could assist with.
Here’s some links to products:
I will also say, try to avoid picking, scratching, or anything of that nature. Only get extractions or releases done by a board certified dermatologist. Scarring is a very real issue, and it’s best avoided unless extractions are deemed medically necessary by a professional.
Benzoyl peroxide helps a bunch with inflamed acne. It’s been a life saver for me. I usually see anywhere between a 20% – 50% improvement when I use both in combo. Once in the morning and once at night before bed.
CeraVe BP Wash https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YLJPMC3/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_TV5H5P66YE4G547NJYC0
Neutrogena BP Spot Treatment https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NR1YVYU/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_HQC7BHA5KGMBMR83YCX9
I also have sensitive, acne prone skin with an oily t-zone and my biggest piece of advice is to stick to a simple routine consisting of completely fragrance free products. For the breakouts on your chin: are the breakouts painful? If so there’s a good chance the breakouts are hormonal, and you should talk to your derm/obgyn/gp about this if you can, but using this or this face wash (they’re essentially the same thing, just giving options) every other morning and leaving it on for 30 seconds to a minute has really helped me. I would recommend only using this on the areas you usually get breakouts.
Here are some of my other favorite products:
CeraVe hydrating facial cleanser -I’ve been using this every night for the past 5 years! It’s super gentle and does not irritate my skin. If you prefer something that foams, the CeraVe foaming facial cleanser is a great option too
CeraVe Pm moisturizer -this has hyaluronic acid which is essential in a good moisturizer and niacinamide which can decrease redness, treat hyperpigmentation, and help with oiliness!
CeraVe AM spf 30 sunscreen/moisturizer (my all time favorite sunscreen is the elta md spf 40 one but it tends to be pricey) this one is very similar though
I would also reccomend a retinol cream, the cerave one is great, but they can be irritating at first. Retinol can help prevent fine lines and wrinkles, and treat redness, and oiliness as well, but for many people, their skin gets worse before it gets better. If you do decide to try retinol, here’s some advice:
- use it 10+ minutes after washing your face and applying moisturizer
- begin by using it once every once every other night for a week, and then every night after the first week/week and a half depending on how your skin is reacting to it
- all you need is a pea sized amount for your entire face– honestly even less than that works too
- wear sunscreen like your life depends on it, and stay out of the sun as much as possible, retinols tend to increase sun sensitivity
I hope this helped!
See a derm.
Cut down on products.
Try benzoyl peroxide face wash, prescription tretinoin, vanicream facial moisturizer, & a mineral sunscreen if your choosing. I like elta MD’s 45 spf.
Tretinoin basically speeds up your cellular turnover which means everything yucky underneath your skin will come out faster than it usually would. That means very quickly & sometimes for an extended period of time, you will “purge” or all your problem areas will seem like they’re getting worse— but stick with it & you will see amazing results. I recommend you follow r/tretinoin for more insight. & do your own research first/see a derm. Your skin is an organ, so it’s slow moving, you have to stick with a product for awhile before you actually know if it’s working. I’d recommend sticking with tret at least 6 months before giving up.
Here are links to products I previously mentioned:
cereve benzyl peroxide face wash
I use this as a body wash. Leave it on for a minute or two to let it work before rinsing if you have body acne or hyperpigmentation anywhere.
Shampoo and Conditioner is tough and I have no advice
Hey! Just wanted to let you know that Automod has removed your comment because it contains an Amazon referral link, which we don’t allow in the sub.
Could you please edit the URLs for the CeraVe Cleansers so that everything from (and including) “tag=” is removed? That way, the product pages will still be visible – but no one can make a profit from the links.
Here’s the tag free links for an easy copy & paste (the other amazon link for Etude House is fine!):
CeraVe Foaming 4% BP Cleanser: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YLJPMC3/
CeraVe SA Cleanser: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00U1YCRD8/
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