IDEAL A.M. ROUTINE: Salicylic-acid cleansers are your best bet since they dissolve the dirt and bacteria found deep inside your pores. We like Garnier the Brusher Microbead Cleanser ($6.99). Once your skin is clean, apply a salicylic-acid gel or serum like SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense ($78), which contains acids to inhibit sebum production, decongest clogged pores, and accelerate exfoliation. Don't forget moisturizer and sunscreen. For a matte finish, try Estée Lauder DayWear Lotion SPF 15 for Oily Skin ($43).
Garnier Skincare The Brusher Microbead Cleanser Deep Cleansing Formula, 5 Fluid Ounce by Garnier. $11.20. 100% oil-free. Deeply exfoliates and purifies pores. Dermatologist tested for safety. A unique cleanser with a soft exfoliating brush and a purifying gel with refining microbeads to deep clean pores and lift out impurities. Gentle enough to use everyday.