Acne: Adult, Peri, and Post Menopausal

ACNE DAILY SKIN CARE

Acne results when the skin's sebaceous glands produce too much oil, leading to clogged pores, according to the AAD. Oily skin also provides a fertile environment for acne-causing bacteria to take hold and proliferate

Mild acne can be a bother, but it can usually be treated with an over-the-counter (OTC) medication that you can purchase without a doctor’s prescription.

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  • Avoid irritants, such as abrasive scrubs, alcohols or greasy products.
  • Use products that are water-based or "non-comedogenic".
  • After cleansing, try Benzoyl peroxide - available in various strengths. If you have dry skin, try a weaker concentration.
  • Alpha-hydroxy acids (glycol, lactic, pyretic, and citric acid) can also help. And they're great for wrinkles too! 

Check out our cleansing recommendation
on our Facial Skincare page.




Glycolic Acid and Alpha Hydroxy Acids do not prevent the sebaceous glands from producing oil; instead, they work to regenerate, or peel off, the top layer of skin, removing dead skin cells and unclogging pores in the process. Once the skin's top layer is gone, new, clear skin forms. Read more.

They also: 

  • Exfoliate away any rough skin, and brighten your complexion.
  • Help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating your skin cells to make new collagen inside your skin where it matters and where it can plump up wrinkles.
  • Help lighten and even uneven skin pigmentation and hyperpigmentation from melasma or age spots because at this strength it's a very effective skin whitening cream.
  • Give you more youthful, moist and supple skin texture by stimulating your skin cells to make more hyaluronic acid inside your skin; hyaluronic acid helps hold water inside your skin so that it doesn't look dehydrated. Healthy young skin has more hyaluronic acid than older, thin, dry and dehydrated skin.


A Highly Effective Glycolic Acid
Facial Rejuvenation Routine


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Step One...

Glytone Mild Gel Wash
Highly effective cleanser formulated with free glycolic acid to gently, yet thoroughly, rid skin of impurities. 4.7% glycolic acid. Use with a Buf-Puf Reusable Facial Sponge, Extra Gentle




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Alpha Hydrox AHA Enhanced Anti-Wrinkle Creme
10% AHA. Concentrated pure glycolic acid (one of the most effective alpha hydroxy acids on the market) leaves skin visibly firmer, smoother, and more refined with a simple, once-a-day application of this treatment lotion. For added moisturizing benefits, pure vitamin E--long known to beautifully rehydrate skin--is also a key ingredient.


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Alpha Hydrox AHA Souffle 12% Glycolic 

The 12% AHA solution improves your skin's texture, elasticity and tone as it intensively nourishes the skin.  Peptides and Green Tea work together to prevent free radicals from breaking down the skin, and to preserve your skin's firmness.  You will see noticeably softer and more radiant skin from the first application.




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Step Three...
Do not move to step three until you have become very comfortable with 10% and 12%. 

NeoStrata Face Cream Plus AHA 15
This extra-strength, emollient and exfoliating cream targets correction of the visible signs of photoaging and normalization of dry, rough skin. Intended for experienced AHA users with normal to dry non-sensitive skin. Fragrance-Free. Formulated with 15% Glycolic acid.



 




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Quick Zit Zappers

To reduce the redness of a pimple, apply ice to the area every half hour. You should hold the ice on the affected area for about two minutes. The ice will reduce the swelling and can help with any pain you might be experiencing. Now use a makeup concealer with a tint of green to remove redness and hide the pimple.

  • Apply a mixture of crushed aspirin and water to the affected area.
  • Break open a liquid ibuprofen capsule and rub liquid on.
  • Take Ibuprofen (unless you have an aspirin allergy). Use dosage recommended on package.
  • Visine, offering the same vasoconstriction properties that get the red out of your eyes, can work on pimples too. Soak a cotton swab in Visine and hold it next to your pimple for 5 minutes. 

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Before bedtime, dab Hydrocortisone Cream on the pimple and cover with a small bandage for better asorbtion, and so that it doesn't rub off on your sheets and pillow.

 

 

 

DERMAdoctor Specialist Skincare

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The importance of Organic Jojoba Oil in the treatment of adult acne and rosacea comes from its similarity to the natural restorative oil produced by the sebaceous glands in the dermal layers of the skin.
Jojoba oil is non- allergenic and doesn't clog pores. It will help reverse damage to the epidermis caused by harsh soaps and topical rosacea medications. Jojoba Oil helps balance sebum excretion (related to acne) and helps normalize keratin sloughing off from the dermis (related to acne). 

 


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Treatment & Concealer

A skincare and makeup duo for concealing and getting rid of blemishes quickly and effectively. 

What it is formulated to do:
These two products work together to fight pimples and provide coverage you can count on. Bare Escentuals Blemish Therapy treatment heals blemishes while neutralizing redness and preventing future breakouts.
The SPF 20 Concealer, available in two shades, conceals flare-ups day and night. Use it and watch dark circles, blemishes, redness, and other skin woes disappear instantly. 



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What it is formulated to do:
This maximum strength routine delivers rapid results without dryness or irritation. 
This set contains:
- 4.5 oz Clarifying Cleanser 
- 2 oz Exfoliating Acne Treatment 
- 0.5 oz Acne Spot Treatment 
- 1.5 oz Skin Perfecting Lotion 

Murad acne products are both effective and gentle because they are formulated with pharmaceutical-grade ingredients and enriched with hydrators, anti-inflammatories, and antioxidants that follow Dr. Murad's recipe for skin health. 

 

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Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle, Anti-Blemish Cream
Pure retinol and salicylic acid treatment to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and treat blemishes. Evens out skin tone and improves texture. A Best Seller for years!



  

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Clarisonic Skincare Brush
Sonic Skin Cleansing improves skin tone, reduces the appearance of pore size and helps skin care products work their best. 
The Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System uses a patented sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to clean, soften and smooth skin. In just 60 seconds, the micro-massage action removes 6X more makeup and 2X more dirt and oil than cleansing with your hands alone. Removing more dirt and oil from your pores also helps products work more effectively.

STILL HAVING PROBLEMS?

Your dermatologist may recommend topical treatments such as Retinoids - vitamin A products such as tretinoin and tazarotene. Not only will these help the acne, but you can start working on those wrinkles too!

GET YOUR HORMONES CHECKED! If they're out of balance, so is everything else. Learn about Bio-Identical Hormone replacement at our "Raging Hormones" page.

 



Acne Info plus discussion boards about just about anything pertaining to acne at:
Acne.org
Acne - Virtually Every Case Can be Controlled
Acne Scars: Effective Treatment Available 


 

Glycolic Acid and Alpha Hydroxy Acids do not prevent the sebaceous glands from producing oil; instead, they work to regenerate, or peel off, the top layer of skin, removing dead skin cells and unclogging pores in the process. Once the skin's top layer is gone, new, clear skin forms. Read more.

They also: 

  • Exfoliate away any rough skin, and brighten your complexion.
  • Help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating your skin cells to make new collagen inside your skin where it matters and where it can plump up wrinkles.
  • Help lighten and even uneven skin pigmentation and hyperpigmentation from melasma or age spots because at this strength it's a very effective skin whitening cream.
  • Give you more youthful, moist and supple skin texture by stimulating your skin cells to make more hyaluronic acid inside your skin; hyaluronic acid helps hold water inside your skin so that it doesn't look dehydrated. Healthy young skin has more hyaluronic acid than older, thin, dry and dehydrated skin.

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