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Currently, the only real way to "get rid of acne once and for all" is through the use of the prescription medication isotretinoin. It works to reduce sebum production and thusly decreases the incidence of new spots. Warning: It's a serious medication with serious side effects -- for me most notably it was severely dry skin on every inch of my body. I've ...


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Both retinoids and benzoyl peroxide must be absorbed by the skin to do their work. If you have make-up on or oily skin etc. this can be a barrier to absorption so must be cleaned off. The cleaner your skin, the more is absorbed and therefore the more effective it is. Tretinoin is a synthetic form of a retinoid used to treat acne however the mechanism of ...


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