Our expert says:
Hi Lesley-Anne, thank you for the question and it is my pleasure.
This is a difficult question to answer over the net as one would ideally like to examine the skin before deciding on a treatment program. So my advice would be to consider consulting a cosmetic dermatologist or an aesthetic medical practitioner who can examine the skin.
Generally speaking I would stop using any granular scrubs or exfoliant face washes and only use a gentle glycolic acid based wash such as NeoStrata Clarifying Cleanser (twice daily). This can be followed with a topical product such as NeoStrata Ultra Smoothing Cream (during the day) and the Bio-Hydrating and Renewal Cream (at night). If the skin feels to oily one may add NeoStrata Oil Control Gel.
Typically the small white heads respond well to salicylic acid or glycolic acid peels and I would stop the manual extraction due to the formation of scars. My advice would be to try the topical regime (4 to 6 weeks) and NeoStrata Glycolic Acid Peels (3 treatments 3 weeks apart) and see how the skin responds.
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