Sudden random break out! Need Cleanser/S
erum/Moist urizer ANYTHING
Im 19 and suddenly beginning to break out after years of almost perfectly clear skin. Is there a face cleanser and moisturizer or serum that I can use to help get my skin back the way it was? My skin isn't overly sensitive and it's usually neither dry nor oily.
I agree with Lashreece that a dermatologist would be good to consult, since you may have hormonal breakouts. If it's cystic type acne, painful, large under the skin pimples, usually caused by hormones; you might try Kate Somerville's Eradikate or Mario Badescu's Buffering Lotion, these work to quickly lessen breakouts.
I would try Clinique's "Acne Solutions" line of products. They make some great skincare products (I love their foaming cleanser) and I will list a few below:
- Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam: http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P188309
- Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion: http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P188307
- Acne Solutions Clearing Moisturizer Oil Free: http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P188306
You can get the three above items in a set together to try out (and save money by getting them in a set) called "Acne Solutions Clear Skin System Kit" and you can find it at: http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P188308
Acne Solutions even makes a liquid foundation, concealer and other makeup products also. The Acne Solutions products are gentle on sensitive skin, too.
If you don't see any improvement in your skin after 6 to 8 weeks of using the Acne Solutions products, then I'd recommend going to see a dermatologist.
I hope this helps you.
Maybe you need to change your skin care regimen. If the over-the-counter salicylic acid/benzyl peroxide treatments aren't getting you through, THEN go see a dermatologist. I only say this because going to any dermatologist can be expensive and he/she could take advantage of you by prescribing you something that you could easily find at Sephora or any drugstore for a more hefty price. My dermatologist also suggested I use the Purpose cleansing bar, which I have to say is really drying, so you should invest in a moisturizer if you want to try that. But even with that, I couldn't get over the tight feeling afterwards. I'm 22 and the products I have used that have worked well are Murad's acne kit, REN's ClearCalm 3 Anti-Blemish Clay Cleanser, and Philosophy's On a Clear Day kit. Hope one of these products helps you!