Our expert says:
Hi Theo, thank you for the question.
Your best approach would be to consult a dermatologist who can examine the problem areas and prescribe the appropriate treatment. My feeling is that the oily skin is the cause of your acne/pimples appearing, and the black marks that you describe are most probably caused through post-inflammatory pigmentation.
Your basic skin care regime should consist of the following:
Avoid any topical product that contains oil – only use oil free moisturizers and sunblock.
Gently wash the face with a foamy wash.
Avoid the sun as much as possible.
Never pick, squeeze, or ‘pop’ any pimples.
You should start the NeoCeutical range for oily skin (from NeoStrata) as this range has the appropriate topical regime for your skin type.
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