Our expert says:
Hi Lynda, thank you for the question.
This is a difficult question to answer over the net as one would need to examine the skin first before deciding on the best treatment options.
Your best option would be to consult a dermatologist who can examine the area/s of concern and one can decide on the treatment approach.
Generally speaking one should have a specific skin care regime and I would recommend the following:
Use oil free moisturizers, SPF, and any makeup or any other topical products you may be using. A good SPF is vital for your skin and we tend to use Heliocare Gel SPF 50 (as it is oil free) on all our acne and oil prone skin patients.
Do not pick or squeeze the acne or blemishes on the skin.
GENTLY wash your face twice daily with a foamy wash and I would not use granular scrubs, brushes or anything that may exfoliate the skin (do not aim for a ‘squeaky clean’ skin). Furthermore I would also consider stopping the toner and if you are using any cleanser.
Specifically use products that are indicated for the treatment of mild acne. NeoStrata do have a range for acne/oily skin treatment, but it is important to know that similar ingredients may be found with Nimue, Environ, etc.
From the NeoStrata range I would recommend the following:
NeoStrata Clarifying Cleanser
Oil Free Lotion SPF 15 (day)
Oil Control Gel (night)
Spot Treatment Gel.
Clear Skin Solution (once or twice daily)
Following all of the above your dermatologist may recommend a low dose Roaccutane course (one or two tablets a week).
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