Return to the Beauty & Fashion Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
acne control for the 50+ woman

Posted by jenn (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 10, 07 at 16:43

I have a lovely patch of acne on my forehead and cheek. I never had anything like this as a teenager. No doubt it is hormonal and cyclical, coming and going in the exact same spots.

I don't wear foundation or concealer. I do wear Olay moisturizer with sunscreen on a daily basis. I'd prefer something I can rub into these spots that will dry up the acne.

Does anyone know of a tried and true non-prescription treatment for adult acne?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: acne control for the 50+ woman

someone told me models put toothpaste overnight on their blemishes.........


 o
RE: acne control for the 50+ woman

Maybe there is something in the Olay that is making you break out. I am 42 and I also get occasional acne. For sunscreen, I use Blue Lizard which has zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. I use the one marketing for babies and it doesn't make me break out even though I slather it all over my face. One nice thing about it is that I put it under my eyes and it helps camoflauge any dark circles I might have.

I have used other sunscreens which have made me break out before.


 o
RE: acne control for the 50+ woman

Muddy12: I already do wash my face twice a day and I avoid greasy fast foods. I drink lots of water, eat plenty of fruits/vegies, exercise, and avoid most fats and sugars except for a weekly treat or two. I don't wear foundation, only moisturizer with sunscreen.

Ramrice: That may be true. The moisturizer I use is for combination/oily skin but perhaps I should switch to something else. My face feels greasy by the end of the day. But, I don't want to dry it out, either.

I believe my break-outs are primarily hormonal. A friend of mine a lot younger than I am had break-outs in the exact same spots.... until she got pregnant. Then BAM, acne gone! Knowing that, I wonder if a little progesterone cream might help.

Actually, I found a product that seems to be starting to work. Neutrogena On-The-Spot Acne Treatment. It comes in a small tube (less than 1 oz.) and costs just a few dollars. So far I am applying it just once a day as directed and I see fewer pimples in these two areas, and the ones that remain appear smaller.

Jen


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Beauty & Fashion Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here