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What are the treatments that are available over the counter for oily skin and acne?

Treatments consist of medicated cleansers that are designed to treat acne, and contain key active ingredients such as

These products can also be used for people with oily skin, but no acne.

What do dermatologists look for in medicated cleansers?

The active ingredients, and the concentrations used are the key markers of effective acne treatments. Skin irritation is another factor that is looked at. It is important for users to understand, however, that acne treatment takes time and therefore patience. Acne treatments take up to 6 months to see noticeable improvement, and many actives that are effective, unfortunately irritate the skin, especially at the start of treatment. With proper expectation and patience, however, the vast majority of acne will improve significantly with acne cleansers.