The key to fighting acne might be in your own body: New research shows that a harmless virus that lives inside your pores could be used as a powerful weapon against the breakout-causing bacteria P. acnes.

Hopefully, an anti-acne skin cream is around the corner. Until then, your best bets are alpha hydroxy acid, beta hydroxy acid, benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, salicylic acid, sulfur, and tea tree oil.