Our expert says:
Hi Linda, thank you for the question and my apologies for the long delay with my response.
Your best option is to see a dermatologist who can examine the skin and advise you on the best treatment options.
Adult acne is typically associated with hormonal changes and may be difficult to treat with a topical regime only however you may only need to add a specific ‘anti-acne’ topical such as Differin. Furthermore I would also suggest to use an oil free SPF and to avoid the sun as much as possible and please remember not to scrub the skin but to rather wash the face gently (twice daily).
A number of other possibilities for the whiteheads and pustules can exist:
Even though you feel your skin is dry there may be an increased number and/or size of pores
Reactions to various environmental/medication etc. factors
Rosacea type acne
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