Today’s Featured Comment
I will turn 53 in 6 weeks and still break out. May I also assume that your skin is still quite oily and shows no or very few wrinkles? If so…COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS!
Your skin doesn’t look like beat-up luggage now, and probably never will.
1) You’ll never need to pay an arm and a leg for “moisturizer.” Please trust me on this, no matter how “oil free” and “non-comedogenic” a product says it is, ANY kind of moisturizer is PIZZA-FACE DEATH to skin like yours and mine.
2) You CAN — and SHOULD — go out in the sun 15-30 minutes per day without sunscreen. This is EXACTLY the same treatment a dermatologist provides for “routine breakouts” in only 2-3 minutes via a U.V. lamp.
3) Try an OTC salicylic acid treatment applied ONLY on the pimples themselves. In my experience, and from what I hear from other women in our age group, it is much more effective for TARGETED SPOT TREATMENT than the iconic benzoyl peroxide, with no need to spread it around your whole face and then skulk around hiding the peel for a week (yuck!)
Still with those few “zits in my wrinkles” (lol!) — Spike
[This comment was originally posted in this conversation. ~ Eds.]
How do you deal with breakouts?