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Hello, I have been fighting acne ever since I was about 13 years old. I am now going on 19 and still fighting it. I used Proactiv for about 3 years. It worked wonderfully until it seemed like my skin got immune to it and it felt like it stopped working for me. I have been trying so many different over the counter products since I stopped using Proactiv but it seems nothing works good enough for my acne prone oily skin. Salicylic acid only makes it worse and I'm not too sure if the benzoyl peroxide is even working for me or not? PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you tell me which product should be more effective for oily skin?
They are totally different medications. Salicylic acid is used to shed the top layer of skin cells faster, preventing them from clogging pores. Benzoyl peroxide is used to kill the bacteria that causes acne. That is why it would be best to use both, but don't overdo it all at the beginning, or you'll have other problems like dryness and peeling. Hope this helps, I had problems for years and am pre-med so I've had a LOT of experience with all this acne stuff :)