I am not one of those people with great skin (or lucky hair come to think of it.)
Here is what I use and it works for me. This is basically an inexpensive, drugstore version of Proactive.
1. Panoxyl 5% Acne Bar. $6ish. I get this at Target, at the pharmacy. You don't need a prescription, they just keep it behind the counter. (It's a Benzoyl Peroxide face wash.)
2. Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Defense Face Lotion. $5-6. You can get this anywhere. (This is the salicylic acid acne treatment. Apparently for salicylic acid to work the cream has to be the correct pH and this cream is.)
3. Clearasil Vanishing Acne Treatment Cream 10% Benzoyl Peroxide. $4.
Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic Acid are the two best acne fighting medicines available over the counter and for me, better than the retinA my dermatologist put me on.
Important: Benzoyl Peroxide can damage fabrics. The Panoxyl bar will bleach out towels - I only use my white towels when I was my face with this. The Clearasil cream will bleach out pillowcases or clothing. I normally only wear it at night if it all.
Does anyone have a fantastic moisturizer (with spf) to go with this?