Hi, I have mild -> moderate acne. I do not have spots, but do have blotchy red skin. This blotchyness is only on my cheeks. (not chin, nose, etc). Im wondering if there is anything i can do to get rid of this? I have tried many many products (acuzine - herbal antioxidant tablets, dermalogica (anti-bac skin wash),clean & clear (many different products which contained salicylic acid), Acne.org's "Treatment" which is a benzoyl peroxide cream. The products which benzoyl peroxide (2.5%) caused my skin to get really itchy and flaky. The products with salicylic acid didnt cause me any side effects, but didnt improve my skin condition. I have also tried masks that were made out of all natural extracts such as astaras blue flame purification & astaras green papaya. As you can see, the range of products I have experimented with, is quite large. However, I have found nothing to work. Could youplease advise me on anything else I could try for this condition. Thank you. Regards, Jon
Hi. Has this been diagnosed as Acne Vulgaris? It sounds more like Acne Rosacea. Avoid Benzoyl peroxide and Salicylic acid which will irritate this condition. Use products for reddened skin such as Clinique's Redness Solutions, La Roche-Posay's Rosaliac or Eucerin's Redness Relief.
A course of an oral antibiotic called Oxytetracycline is helpful for both acne and rosacea. Ask your doctor about this. Topical Metronidozole ("Metrogel") can also be prescribed to reduce the redness, spots and inflammation associated with rosacea.
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