The Best At-Home Acne Treatments, According to Dermatologists
In an ideal world, Serena Williams could teach you how to serve, Jeff Bezos would show you how to shop, and Dr. Pimple Popper hosted free Instagram seminars. Unfortunately, this is the real world we're dealing with, and getting advice from the pros isn't always so easy. Luckily for anyone with acne-prone skin, however, we found the beauty equivalent: top dermatologists across the country are sharing the best at-home treatments that can give you clearer skin.
Even better news for people who can't swing Kim Kardashian's $1,755 skin-care budget (so, everyone?), the drugstore is bursting with effective, affordable options. Ahead, you'll find a plethora of tried-and-true acne fighters that skin-care experts recommend on the regular — including a few wildcards, like a silk pillowcase and antidandruff shampoo — so you can stock up safely (and effectively).
The only thing you should avoid? "Essential-oil-based acne treatments and charcoal masks because of their lack of effectiveness and risk for allergic reactions," said dermatologist Laura Haygood, MD, FAAD.