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I am 38 years old & I have a problem with pimples. I wear Nutrogena skin clearing makeup & Oil free Nutrogena moisturizer.  I wash my makeup off at night with nutrogena acne glycerin bar. I have fair skin that I would classify as not very oily..I STILL BREAKOUT!  Please tell me what i am doing wrong...
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I also had a problem with blemishes until I went to a knowlegeable aesthetician who told me to stop treating my skin as acneic and start treating it as sensitive.  I learned that my skin cells don't turn over as quickly and my skin needs some extra exfoliation from salicylic acid-based facial cleansers. I also learned that my skin is actually dry, when I've been told by dermatologists for years that my skin is oily.

It sounds like you have a good base to your daytime and night regimen.  Maybe add the Nuetrogena Oil Free Acne Wash with Pink Grapefruit and salicylic acid, an alcohol-free toner (like Neutrogena or The Body Shop Vitamin E or The Body Shop Aloe Toners), and a quality night creme (like The Body Shop Aloe night creme or Boots bergamot night creme) to your night regimen.  Each are under $15.  It'll probably take about a month to see results.

If this doesn't do the trick for you, look internally.  Vitamins A, Bs, C, D, and E, along with Fish Oil are all skin-friendly supplements to your diet.  I do it all!  Hope you find relief soon.
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