Mature Skin and Acne (#3)

Let’s take non-prescription  topicals first.  Most of the non-prescription drugstore medications for acne are formulated for oily, teenage skin and tend to be too irritating or drying for mature skin.  If you have very oily skin still, they might be fine. 

If you’d still like to try the drugstore route first, then look for the acne products that say they are for sensitive skin.  Also, many of these products contain benzoyl peroxide which can work well but also stains pillow cases and clothing, so be careful. 

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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