If you experience breakouts, clear them up with salicylic acid.

An anti-inflammatory acid, the reason why salicylic acid works so well on oily and acneic skin is because it breaks up what’s clogging the pores, helping to limit the incidence of blackheads and whiteheads. Available as chemical peels, at-home acne products and spot-treatments, the concentrations of salicylic acid range. Keep in mind that salicylic acid can be drying, so if your skin is prone to flakiness, it’s best to use it in conjunction with a moisturizer that is light and noncomedogenic.

Find it in: Glytone Acne Clearing Toner ($25), the ultimate blemish-zapping toner that won’t break the bank.

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