|The Sprays: spray a thin layer onto clean skin|
Murad Clarifying Body Spray ($37): If salicylic acid alone just doesn't cut it, the Murad body spray might work better for you. In addition to the 0.5% salicylic acid, this spray also contains glycolic acid which is a good exfoliant for acne-prone skin. Since my skin doesn't really respond to salicylic acid, this worked better for me than the Neutrogena one, but still didn't completely clear me up.
|The Toner: soak a cotton ball and wipe over affected areas repeatedly until cotton ball remains clean|
|The Soaps: wash affected areas daily|
Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser ($7): This is marketed for the face, but I love it as a body wash. This has 10% benzoyl peroxide, and if your skin is stubborn with salicylic acid, this might be what it needs to put acne in its place. As I mentioned, I like to use this with the Mario Badescu Body Soap. I alternate which soap I use each day, and what I do is wash affected areas with this as my very last step before I get out of the shower. Using this as a last step ensures that residue from other products does not clog my pores.
|The Topical: apply a thin layer to cleaned, affected areas|
If you want to combine products, you could follow The Soaps with The Topical. However, I wouldn't recommend following The Soaps with The Sprays or The Toner unless you have already been trying one or the other for a while. And if you do decide to combine products from the first three categories, make sure to follow up with an oil-free moisturizer so as not to dry out your skin.
Are there any products you love for battling body acne?