Our expert says:
Hi Ru, thank you for the question.
Your best approach would be to consult a dermatologist who can examine the skin and acne and advise you on the best treatment options.
Some important at home tips for the treatment of acne are as follows:
Do not traumatize, pick or squeeze the acne in any way
Gently wash the face twice daily
Do not use exfoliating scrubs or granular washes – this will aggravate the acne
Avoid the sun
Use only oil free topical products including sun protection and makeup
Please go to my webpage at www.dralek.co.za and click under the respources tab the skin and acne classification. This will allow you to visually grade your acne and from there (once you have graded the severity of the acne) the appropriate treatment regimes will be listed.
We often recommend the NeoStrata NeoCeuticals range for oily and acne skin:
Clear Skin Solution
Spot Treatment Gel
Clarifying Facial Wash
Oil Free Lotion SPF 15
And when necessary Oil Control Gel
Depending on the grade one may need to consider oral antibiotics, hormone treatments, or Roaccutane.
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