It can be discouraging if you are trying to clear up your acne and not having good results. You might want to try an over-the-counter acne medicine that contains benzoyl peroxide (such as Clearasil®, ProActiv® and Oxy®). These products often help with mild acne. Products come in soaps, cleansing pads, creams, gels, or lotions. Some acne products may cause a rash or redness and your skin may sting or burn if the medicine is too strong. If you don’t see an improvement after using the product for 2 months, ask your primary care provider about other treatments and if you need a referral to see a dermatologist (skin doctor). Read more about acne here.