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Anti-Aging Plus Acne Help!

Anti-Aging Plus Acne Help!

Postby ukvic » Thu Dec 29, 2005 8:03 pm

I've been reading this Board and am thinking that I might be interested in giving the Alphaderma CE and Prep Lotion a try, plus possibly the TCA peels that you all keep talking about.

However, I'm 39 yrs old and have oily skin in the T-zone area with regular monthly breakouts around my nose and chin. At the moment the only skincare products I use are ProActive because of the breakouts, but I really need to start paying attention to the overall condition / fine lines that are starting to appear around my eyes and forehead. I'm tired of hearing my children ask me why my face is always so 'shiny' !

Do any of you out there also have acne breakouts and oily / shiny skin? If so, which products would you recommend I use to improve the texture and appearance of my skin (ie the anti-aging) that will also help my hormonal monthly acne and NOT cause more breakouts?

Is it possible to use acne products in conjunction with products like AlphaDerma CE and, if so, in which order do you start piling the products onto your skin?! Is there such a thing as putting 'too many' different products on your skin and overloading it?

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Postby amanda123 » Sat Dec 31, 2005 9:09 am

I too am overly oily and starting to see the lines. I'm 43 and having to use blotting papers before I even leave the house for work after putting on makeup. I recommend Retin A at night. It helps build collagen and will definitely help reduce breakouts. I use trueradiance (which you buy on e-bay) serum in the am which has really reduced the number of lines on my forehead which is my only real trouble spot so far.
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Postby LookinUp » Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:21 pm

I second the REtinA...originally an acne medication, it is also great (after longterm use) for wrinkles. Acne benefits tend to be visualized more quickly. The trueradiance products work for me as well. I also like the alphaderma line, especially the Okusil.
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Postby lekat » Sat Dec 31, 2005 5:00 pm

Similiar regime here-

I am pushing 50 and still dealing with breakouts and acne! along with wrinkles. My skin has alway been very oily.

I use Micro retin a in the pm. This really helps the break outs provided I use it consistently.

I also use the apha derma products- am and pm.

Periodic light tca home peels.

I can't tell you all how many product lines I've tried over the years. I've stuck with this regime since the summer and I"m very happy with it. I have been tempted to try new things- I recently tried some of the pericone products (mega bucks) and I like the alpha derma better.

The key is consistency in use.
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Re: Anti-Aging Plus Acne Help!

Postby StrangeElla » Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:43 pm

Unfortunately acne is non cure able. But treatable and that's a plus! I work in skin care, so I know a few products. You can try Patricia Wexler's acne anti script. Don't be scared. It says "anti-aging" and acne/ Although I don't know your age, using a "anti-aging/acne kit" is not bad on your skin. You are never too young to start. Plus Patricia Wexler's anti-aging/acne kit is good for sun spots, scar's and marks left by old acne too. The Patricia Wexler kit is about $40.00 and it's a month supply. You can buy it at any Bath and Body Works Location. Patricia is a dermatologist based in NYC, and is named one of the three best dermatologist in the WORLD. If you are not sure about the Wexler I'd recommend "C.O Bigelow" face care. It is also sold at Bath and Body Works. They have a wide range of face care in the C.O Bigelow line. For Dry skin, Oily, Normal, and Combo skin. But since you say you have acne, try the products for Oily skin. Bath and Body Works has a 100% guarantee on all products, so if it doesn't help return for your money back. I do not recomment Pro active, because if it may burn your skin, or dry it out. It maybe to harsh for your skin. Please take note whenever you try a new face care regimen you may be prone to more break-outs, and that is because your skin is getting use to the new items. So I recommend you try it for 30 days.
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Re: Anti-Aging Plus Acne Help!

Postby audreyhouston » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:37 pm

To me the #1 ingredient and tool to deal with Acne AND aging at the same time is retinoid.

Make sure you pay your dermatologist a visit, ask her/him for a prescription-strength retinoid that meets your skin needs.

Trust me, once you start using and start seeing results you will never stop using them!
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