There is nothing, and we mean NOTHING, more frustrating than dealing with acne, especially as an adult. We already went through the awkward teen years, why are we still being punished with breakouts?!
But if you’re having trouble treating your stubborn acne, not all hope is lost. You may just need the help of a professional like a trusted dermatologist. If you have an acne-prone complexion, you need to arm yourself with the right products to combat your trouble skin.
Fortunately for you (and your wallet), that doesn’t mean you need to spend a ton of money on high-end skincare products. Some affordable drugstore finds work just as well at clearing up acne and preventing future blemishes on acne-prone skin.
New York City-based dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, has a go-to acne product that you can score for just $10 at your local drugstore.
According to Zeichner, anyone with acne-prone skin should give the Neutrogena Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Daily Leave-On Mask a try. This daily leave-on mask is like a spot treatment on steroids. Unlike most masks that need to be washed off after use, this product is meant to work on your skin all day long. You can apply it on your entire face -- great for anyone who experiences terrible acne on large sections of skin -- and layer it under your moisturizer.
“It contains benzoyl peroxide, which kills acne-causing bacteria and is designed to treat the whole face," Dr. Zeichner told Allure.
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MARIO BADESCU Drying Lotion for Travel ($14.45, down from $17)
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