Our expert says:
Hi Lee-Ann, thank you for the question.
This is a difficult question to answer over the net as one would ideally like to examine the skin before deciding on the best topical approach. Your best advice would be to consult with a dermatologist or an aesthetic medical practitioner who can discuss with you the various treatment options especially considering that you still have acne breakouts.
Generally speaking the best approach starts with a good SPF (oil free) 50 or higher that contains zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide and sun avoidance as much as possible – UV rays not only aggravate the acne but increase the chance of pigmentation and scarring. It is also very important to follow a good at home acne regime – please check my webpage: www.dralek.co.za and under the skin and acne classification tab one can find a lot of info including the regime one should follow.
I am a firm believer in using topical products specifically indicated for the treatment of acne and the pigmentation that has developed such as NeoStrata’s acne and depigmenting range. Similar ingredients can be found with Environ, Nimue, IS Clinical, etc.
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