Acne is the worst. We’ll definitely have more posts and articles on acne. For starters, check out our Acne 101 guide. If your skin is really oily, you should look for an oil-free wash with salicylic acid (this is a wonder ingredient that basically scoops any bad stuff out of your pores). Don’t OVERdo it though - if you wash your face more than twice a day you can actually cause it to produce more oil. A couple favorites: Clark’s Botanicals Skin-Clearing Face and Body Wash and Kate Somerville Detox Daily Face Wash. Follow your wash with a treatment serum morning and night — again, look for salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or benzoyl peroxide. Or just spot treat individual pimples with something like Juice Blemish Be Gone, which is gentle but effective.
For more resources, read our Choose Your Own Adventure Skincare series - dermatologist tips on finding the right products for your skin type and concerns!