Salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are two of the most common ingredients used to treat acne. Both are available over-the-counter (OTC) and help clear up mild acne and stop it from coming back.
Clindamycin is an antibiotic that is put on the skin and may be prescribed by a doctor to treat acne. Clindamycin is the first choice treatment for acne that isn’t too bad. It is sold under different brand names, like Cleocin-T, ClindaMax, Clinda-Derm, and others.