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Must-Try Products For Problem Skin

Problem skin complaints such as redness, adult acne and blemishes can occur at any point between your late 20s to 50s, and can be a particular issue for women with hormonal imbalances associated with pregnancy and the menopause.

Treating blemished, mature complexions needs a different approach as adult skin tends to become drier and more sensitive at this stage of life. As with any skincare regime, a trial approach is wise, testing products you feel compatible with your skin needs, however there are a few genuis treatments which may give your complaints the support they need.

The Cleanser
Gel cleansers are excellent for acne, but make sure to choose a formula that will calm and soothe your skin rather than strip it of oil completely. Erno Laszlo Anti-Blemish Beta Wash detoxifies without dehydrating.

The Toner
Using a toner will help to clear dead surface cells and further reduce oil that can clog pores. A quick sweep of 111SKIN Ground Control Anti Blemish Tonic NAC Y² will reduce inflammation.

The Serum
Swap your usual anti-ageing serum for Estée Lauder’s Clear Difference, a formula specifically designed to target blemishes. Applied daily it will treat spots, while also helping to break the blemish cycle.

The Moisturiser
Don’t be tempted to skip this step, mature skin needs moisture. Opt for an oil-control formula that will regulate sebum like Lancer Skincare’s The Method: Nourish (Blemish Control). This lightweight cream will hydrate and also provides anti-ageing benefits.

The Targeted Treatment
Rather than covering your whole face with treatment, choose a powerful formula designed for targeted application directly to the blemish. Try Shiseido Blemish Target Gel or Origins Super Spot Remover ™ Blemish Treatment Gel.

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