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I Have Acne & Wrinkles – What Do I Treat First?

Crows feet, laugh lines and expression lines have started to creep in and then you see it… a pimple. And you think to yourself, “Wait, I’m supposed to be past this!”

Unfortunately, 1 in 5 women between the ages of 25-50 suffer with some form of breakout or adult acne.

Instead of reaching for that over-the-counter teenage acne product, which may be far too aggressive, do a little research.

There are many skin care lines that now offer products specifically for the treatment of adult acne. Most contain gentle, non-drying ingredients to clear and heal blemishes as well as antioxidants, vitamins and other beneficial ingredients to strengthen and repair the skin, diminishing signs of aging.

So, instead of asking what you should treat first, we want you to look for products that will treat both at the same time. Look for the following multi-beneficial ingredients that treat both acne and signs of aging:

  • Salicylic Acid: clears pores, reduces redness and microscopically exfoliates, smoothing skin texture.
  • Azelaic Acid: antibacterial, reduces redness and fades pigment.
  • Willowherb: reduces redness, has wound healing benefits.
  • Tea Tree: kills acne bacteria, gentle antiseptic.
  • Licorice Root: reduces redness, fades pigment.
  • Vitamin A (Retinol or Retinyl Palmitate): smoothes fine lines and texture of skin, heals blemishes.
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid): powerful antioxidant, protects against sun damage, reduces redness.

Key point: find what works for you. Everyone’s skin is different; there is no cookie cutter answer. It’s possible to treat multiple skin conditions if you find the right product. Be patient, be diligent and seek the advice of a professional if needed.

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