What skincare routine is best for acne-prone skin?
By: Dr Magnus Lynch

If you have a tendency to acne, it is important to use non-oily products that are labeled as non-comedogenic. Using a cleanser such as La Roche Posay Toleriane dermo cleanser in the morning and evening can help to prevent breakouts. You should also use a non-comedogenic moisturiser. We like La Roche Posay Effaclar H and CeraVe products.

Retinol and retinoids belong to a class of medicines that are structurally related to vitamin A (see our previous post on retinoids). Whilst topical retinoids generally require a prescription, retinol is available in over the counter products. There are many retinol-containing products available, however they can cause irritation so it is a good idea to start with a milder formulation such as SkinCeuticals 0.3% retinol.

It is always advisable to use a sun block to prevent premature wrinkling and to protect from skin cancer. Use products that are non greasy such Heliocare 360 sun protection gel or SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial UV Defense.

Tags: acne  skincare 
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