Dr. Zenovia, board-certified dermatologist, recommends washing skin daily as the foundation of acne care. However, not all acne cleansers are created equal. She recommends a cleanser containing salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. Salicylic acid helps gently exfoliate the skin, while benzoyl peroxide reduces acne-causing bacteria. Two cleansers she recommends are the CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser and the Oil free Acne Wash by Neutrogena.