Acne is often unavoidable for teenagers, as hormones and bodily changes can cause an increase in sebum production that leads to pore congestion on the face, neck and upper body. However, if you manage it properly, it is possible to keep your condition mild, help your skin to recover quicker and prevent long-term scarring.

In addition to diet and sleeping habits, the best way to manage acne is through a consistent skincare routine with ingredients that are suited for treating acne, such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. Start with any of the following affordable skincare products below SGD 20 to help you to maintain a blemish-free complexion.

1. 1. Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Energizing Foaming Cleanser

Best teenage acne face wash
Price from SGD15.80
Watsons Singapore SGD15.80

This oil-free foaming cleanser helps you to get rid of dirt, sebum and pore-clogging impurities without leaving any residue. It contains salicylic acid to help combat pore congestion and breakouts, as well as chamomile and aloe vera extracts to soothe and hydrate your skin.

2. 2. Garnier PureActive Sensitive Serum Cream

Best acne treatment cream for teenagers
Price from SGD14.90
Guardian Singapore SGD14.90

Treating face acne requires the right combination of active ingredients to fight acne without causing dryness. With salicylic acid and zinc to combat acne, as well as witch hazel to soothe redness and irritation, this serum cream is suitable for daily use on teenage face acne. It also includes vitamin E to help the healing process and protect the skin.

3. 3. Derma E Very Clear® Acne Spot Treatment (2% Salicylic Acid & Anti-Blemish Complex)

Best acne spot treatment for teenagers
Price from SGD19.50
Guardian Singapore SGD19.50

This spot treatment has anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties derived from ingredients such as salicylic acid, tea tree oil, willow bark, witch hazel and chamomile extracts. The formula offers anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties to soothe redness and inflammation, as well as speed up the healing process for blemishes without causing dryness or irritation.

4. 4. Hiruscar Post Acne Gel

Best acne scar treatment
Price from SGD17.90
Guardian Singapore SGD17.90

The best way to avoid scarring is to treat pimples and blemishes early-on, but this gel also helps to lighten dark marks and fade acne scars. It contains allantoin, which helps in wound healing by moisturising and smoothening the skin. Niacinamide also helps to strengthen your skin surface and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and uneven skin tone.

5. Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patch

Best acne spot treatment for sensitive skin
Price from SGD7.04
Hermo Singapore SGD7.04

When it comes to sensitive skin, powerful acne-fighting ingredients might be too harsh on your skin. As an alternative, use this spot treatment patch to provide intensive care to stressed and inflamed areas of the skin, without causing any irritation. This patch protects the area from further infection while speeding along the healing process by absorbing bacteria and impurities from blemishes.

6. 6. Neutrogena On-The-Spot Acne Treatment

Best treatment for teenage cystic acne
Price from SGD11.50
Guardian Singapore SGD11.50

Cystic acne can often involve having blemishes that are embedded deeper under the skin, causing painful lesions and inflammation. While it is best to consult a dermatologist for proper care, this acne treatment formulated with benzoyl peroxide 2.5% can help to reduce acne-causing bacteria on the skin and dry out blemishes, aiding in the management of cystic acne symptoms.

7. 7. T3 Acne Body Spray

Best treatment for back acne
Price from SGD11.80
Watsons Singapore SGD11.80

The T3 Acne Body Spray is a convenient acne treatment, suitable for use on the back, chest, neck and arm areas after cleansing. It contains salicylic acid, tea tree leaf oil and willow bark extract, all of which provides anti-bacterial and acne-fighting properties. It also has aloe vera extract to soothe the skin and help with the recovery process.

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