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Anti-Aging Plus Acne Help!

Anti-Aging Plus Acne Help!

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

Hi!
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?

Vicky
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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 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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Re: Anti-Aging Plus Acne Help!

Postby RebeccaBrowne » Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:04 pm

Hormonal changes can cause acne breakouts, so be sure to wash your face twice a day, and no more! Washing too much can cause your skin to produce more oil.

If you are not having any luck with over-the-counter products, you should visit a dermatologist.
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