Step away from your high school nuclear-grade zit cream—you want to keep your complexion balanced, not under siege. “A gentle cleanser and a lightweight hydrator with SPF 15 or higher will restore your skin’s natural oil-production cycle and minimize flareups,” says N.Y.C. dermatologist Joshua Zeichner. To avoid breakouts, smooth on an oil-free moisturizer infused with salicylic acid before bed.
Olay Fresh Effects Shine Minimizing Cleanser, $6; target.com.
Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer SPF 15, $12; drugstore.com.