Q: I have always had good skin, but now that I’m in my mid-30s, I’m breaking out like a teenager—help!
A: Believe it or not, this is pretty common—in fact, it’s one of the most frequently asked questions I’ve heard during several decades of helping people solve their skin problems.
There is a hormone shift that seems to happen around age 28 to 38 and it can change the chemistry of your skin. It’s sort of a wake-up call to take a look at how you care for yourself. Take a good look at your diet; things such as dairy products, fatty foods and food allergies may be contributing to your break-outs. Also take a good look at your skin care regime, because it may not be right for you anymore, including how you wash your skin and remove make-up, which you should be extra-careful to do thoroughly every night. It’s important to keep your skin calm, which means no products with benzoyl peroxide. I recommend Cellular Clay Mask on pimples, to heal without drying out. You can either use Facial Wash or Cleansing Lotion for daily washing, depending on whether your skin is oily or dry.
You would also benefit from using a Glycolic Moisturizer. Start with 5% and slowly move to a higher strength. If you have a really bad case of acne, use Oxygen Treatment Cream at night to kill all bacteria. You can also use Glycolic Moisturizerduring the day with SPF 30 Moisturizing Sunscreen, or alternate the two products at night.
If you are feeling dry, try Bio-Active Serum, which can go anywhere, even the eye area. I would also recommend daily use of Line Diminishing Cream around your eyes and any fine lines, so you can fight the signs of aging along with the acne.