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Skin care regimen

I have milia on my cheeks & need to use products that are oil-free. I've been starting to get breakouts around "that time of the month" I'm not really happy with my skincare routine right now. I do use my clarisonic a lot, but am looking for a new wash (make up reomval a plus), exfoliator, and moisturizer. Thanks! 

My first answer to you is to see a skin care specialist a...

My first answer to you is to see a skin care specialist and go for a facial. Dermalogists are great, but they don't have the time to educate you about your skin health and habits. When someone comes to me, i can really help and educate my guests during a facial.

 

Milia are hard to eradicate, but you may be irritating your skin by doing too much exfoliation. I find that those with acne can scrub too often and too hard and end up rupturing acne and spreading the bacteria causing more acne. And overdrying can do the same thing. You need to find balance.

 

Women are ALWAYS going to be plagued by acne due to the wide range of hormones in our bodies. Im a skin care specialist and I get zits arounf my period. Im also a "face-toucher" causing acne around my chin and jawline.

 

Dermalogica has a fantastic "adult" acne series called Medi-bac. Look into it, there is also a "montly" trial kit that contains many of the medi -bac products in small sizes for $39.50 (most places) The "clearing skin wash" won't be good around your eyes for makeup removal, but you can use the "special cleansing gel"  from dermalogica's gray lines. The "active moist" moisturizer is very lightweight, if you don't like a heavy feel. Daily Microfoliant is amazing for GENTLE exfoliation and ingredients to help brighten skin tone.

 

Without seeing your skin and talking to you directly it's hard to prescribe products, but do some research and go for a facial and get some answers from her! Good luck finding balance and i hope this helps!

Gentle exfoliating with the Clarisonic or using an at-hom...

Gentle exfoliating with the Clarisonic or using an at-home facial peel (like the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Daily Face Peels) can help, but sometimes milia has to be extracted by a dermatologist or esthetician. If exfoliating at home isn’t working, then it may be time to schedule an appointment.

 

My good friend is an esthetician, and she says to prevent milia in the future, stay out of the sun (use oil-free sunscreen when you can’t), use glycolic acid daily, and don’t use any heavy creams. Check out these products: DERMAdoctor Ain’t Misbehavin’ Medicated AHA/BHA Cleanser (removes makeup and can be used with the Clarisonic), Peter Thomas Roth’s AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel, and DDF Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew.

 

Good luck!

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