Topical preparations such as salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide will dry the skin. Benzoyl peroxide combined with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>clindamycin</span>
(called Duac <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>gel</span>
) is particularly effective.
soreness can be treated with a topical retinoid such as Differin, or nicotinamide
(sold as Freederm).
Female acne patients can take an anti-and
rogen contraceptive pill called Diane35 (Dianette in the UK) which blocks the effect of and
rogens on the skin.
Use a bland
cleansing routine which is non-acnegenic.