Does acne treatment Proactiv make your skin dry?

Possibly. Most patients tolerate the topical benzoyl peroxide in proactiv. However, some may experience irritation and dryness from the active ingredient.

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Proactiv didn't work for me so I'm going to switch to a different acne treatment. Any tips?

Limited. The only fda approved ingredients acquaint in over the counter products are benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Mural products contain salicylic acid. If you have a prescription plan, the dermatologist will have a wider variety of creams that be used alone or in combination. Read more...
OTC and prescription. For treatment of acne, if over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide is not helping, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel/cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or differin gel can be used instead of otc benzoyl peroxide. Oral antibiotics such as tetracycline can be used also. Birth control pills can help women. If severe, a dermatologist may use accutane. Read more...

Besides proactiv, what is the best acne treatment that has the best results?

Scientific Rx. Benzoyl peroxide based rx like proactive often fails. Get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. Read more...

Is proactiv+ a good teen acne treatment?

MAY BE...., But, the best treatment will be what the dermatologist gives depending on the type, severity of your acne. Read more...

Which type of acne treatment would you recommend for my skin?

Whatever works. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Only he/she can tell what's right to add. Acne can be managed until it self-cures with increasing age. Best wishes. Read more...

What's the best acne treatment, besides proactive, for sensitive skin?

Pick ingredients. Most over the counter acne products have the same few active ingredients, anything with salicylic acid is likley going to help, 2% is probably best for most. 10% glycolic acid washes can be helpful. Benzoyl peroxide washes can be great for acne, but hard on your skin, ie drying, redness etc. If you are having problems controlling acne, call your family doc! pick any non-comedogenic moisturizer. Read more...

I was taking a acne treatment. I had been prescribed lot of pills (isotroin-20), serums (vc-15). My skin goes dark in sun if I do not cover my face.

What's your question. You're on Isotretinoin which is the strongest acne medication and will prevent further scarring. The vitamin topical application probably won't hurt. You'll do well to use a heavy sunscreen especially while you're on isotretinoin. Please do not try to bleach your skin with hydroquinone; you'll end up disfiguring yourself. Don't worry about your skin being dark; it's fine. Read more...