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Best Facial Cleansers for Tweens with Acne

  • PanOxyl Acne Maximum Strength Foaming Face Wash
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    PanOxyl Acne Maximum Strength Foaming Face Wash

    Dr. Sperling recommended PanOxyl Acne Maximum Strength Foaming Face Wash, available at most drugstores. The wash can be bought with 4% or 10% benzoyl peroxide, depending on skin needs. ($11; amazon.com)  

  • La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser Acne Wash
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    La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser Acne Wash

    This dermatologist-tested and fragrance-free cleanser is made with 2% salicylic acid to keep excess oil from building up in trouble spots. It also contains lipo hydroxy acid, a micro-exfoliant, that can buff away dirt for smoother skin surface. The three-step acne Effaclar treatment (which includes a moisturizer, spot treatment and this cleanser) is great, too, for implementing an affordable skin-care regiment for your teen to keep their acne at bay. ($15; ulta.com)

  • Neutrogena Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Face Wash
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    Neutrogena Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Face Wash

    Another drugstore pick recommended by Dr. Sperling is Neutrogena's Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Face Wash. The over the counter cleanser is made with 10% Benzoyl Peroxide and packaged to clear up acne, reduce redness and prevent future breakouts without a hefty prescription. ($8; amazon.com)

  • CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser 
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    CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser 

    If your teen is using perscription acne products, this dermatologist-recommended foaming cleanser is non-irritating, fragrance free and non-comedogenic. On its ingredients list is also hyaluronic acid (which helps retains skin's natural moisture), so your teen can wash away dirt and grime without overdrying. ($13; amazon.com)

  • Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser
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    Murad Acne Control Clarifying Cleanser

    This powerful gel cleanser, which contains 2% salicylic acid, helps unclog pores in efforts to combat your teens acne. Several reviewers of the dermatologist-created cleanser suggested to alternate with a more gentle wash depending on how skin feels and looks. ($30; sephora.com)

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