Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses acne and hyperpigmentation with HerLife Beauty.
Acne and hyperpigmentation can plague women from puberty to early middle age. With the array of products marketed to treat these concerns, it can be difficult to determine which is the best for your skin. Dr. Joel Schlessinger recently discussed acne, hyperpigmentation and their treatments in an article titled “All Clear: Help for Your Skin” for HerLife Beauty.
Acne and hyperpigmentation are the most common skin concerns for women, says Dr. Joel Schlessinger.
Typically, fluctuations in hormones are the cause for acne and hyperpigmentation in women. Hormones cause the oil-producing glands in skin to become overactive. Oil and other build-up clog pores and acne forms as a result. As acne heals, it can leave scars caused by hyperpigmentation, a condition in which patches of skin become darker. Hyperpigmentation may also result after pregnancy or menopause when changes in hormone levels stimulate melasma. Because acne has the potential to lead to infection, Dr. Schlessinger recommends that you visit your dermatologist who will prescribe a treatment to suit your needs.
Dr. Schlessinger recommends acne and hyperpigmentation treatments.
Because so many women experience these skin concerns, “there are always new treatments hitting the shelves that promise to improve blemishes and uneven skin tone,” explains Dr. Schlessinger. This can make choosing the right treatment for your skin daunting. Dr. Schlessinger recommends looking for products that contain specific ingredients designed to reduce acne and hyperpigmentation.
To treat acne, Dr. Schlessinger recommends products that exfoliate pore-clogging debris that causes blemishes. Those with acne-prone complexions should choose a product such as LovelySkin Luxe Clarifying Gel Cleanser, which uses a combination of 2% salicylic acid and 2% glycolic acid to purify pores for healthier, clearer skin. Continue your acne-fighting regimen by applying LovelySkin Acne Care Gel at night. This formula uses 9% amino fruit acids to gently exfoliate for clearer skin. It also contains Dead Sea minerals that encourage cells to heal while vitamin C stimulates collagen to tighten and firm skin.
When it comes to hyperpigmentation concerns, Dr. Schlessinger recommends an exfoliating gel to encourage cell renewal and minimize dark spots. LovelySkin Exfoliating Gel Mild is formulated with an 11% blend of amino fruit acids to gently reduce fine lines while reducing the appearance of large pores and dark spots. This mild formula is safe for complexions not accustomed to exfoliating treatments. LovelySkin Exfoliating Gel also comes in Plus and Max formulations, which are more powerful treatments ideal for those who have already used the LovelySkin Exfoliating Gel Mild.
See a board-certified dermatologist for the best results, says Dr. Schlessinger.
Because everyone’s skin is different, there is no acne or hyperpigmentation treatment guaranteed to treat every complexion. To determine the best regimen for your skin, Dr. Schlessinger recommends that you visit a board-certified dermatologist for an individualized plan that best suits your unique skin care needs.
Do you have questions about acne or hyperpigmentation treatments? Ask Dr. Schlessinger in the comment section.