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Joy BryantWondering how to prevent and treat stubborn breakouts – for good? Essence rounded up the best dermatologists and aestheticians to find out. Read their very own words below!


“Frequent washing irritates skin,” says dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Beer. He recommends cleansing twice daily with a salicylic acid cleanser like Neutrogena Acne Wash ($6.39, drugstore.com).

Banish Bacteria

Wipe down bacteria-laden cell phones and remotes with BabyGanics Surface Wipes ($10, drugstore.com) and rid makeup brushes of oil and dirt with Clinique Makeup Brush Cleanser ($13, dillards.com).

Welcome Matte

Dermatologist Rosemarie Ingleton suggests using oil-free makeup, and liquid foundations instead of compacts. Peter Thomas Roth Mattifying Gel ($35, qvc.com) soaks up oil and removes shine.

Natural Woman

L.A. aesthetician Anastasia Soare suggests this pimple-fighting home remedy: Squeeze half a lemon in a bowl and mix in one egg white. Apply over face or body acne for five minutes, and rinse. GET THE REST HERE!

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