Acne & Aging Skin

Written by: Bryan Barron

Choosing skin care products for acne or signs of aging is challenging enough when you're dealing with one or the other. But when you're struggling with both at the same time, it can be maddening.

If you choose anti-acne products, you’re likely concerned they can make your skin dry or flaky, which makes the signs of aging even worse. On the other hand, if you use products to ward off signs of aging, especially if they’re creamy or thick, the breakouts and clogged pores will likely get worse.

What to do? The fundamental answer to this dilemma is to use a mix of anti-acne products (that won’t make wrinkles worse) and anti-aging products (that won’t make acne worse). And, believe it or not, such products do exist!

The anti-acne products must be formulated to be gentle, non-drying, and skin softening, yet still highly effective against acne. And the powerhouse anti-aging products you use must have fluid, lightweight textures without any pore-clogging ingredients.

For anti-acne, the absolute best place to start is a leave-on, skin-calming exfoliant that contains salicylic acid (BHA).

These are the two essential anti-acne ingredients and should be your first choice before you seek professional attention, as they’re wonderfully effective even when you’re dealing with acne and signs of aging.

For your anti-aging needs, you need to use the lightest formulas that are loaded with ingredients that help normalize and rejuvenate your skin so it’s ultra-smooth and radiant. These remarkable types of ingredients don’t have to have a cream or even a lotion texture; they can have a gel or fluid texture that hydrates but doesn’t clog pores.

For your daily skin care routine, your skin will love our RESIST Essential or Advanced Kit for Normal to Oily Skin. These anti aging anti acne products are the ideal place to start, then you can consider adding other products.

It can also be incredibly helpful to use our 10% Niacinamide Booster, which is among the best anti aging products for acne prone skin. You can also try our 1% Retinol Booster as part of your anti aging and acne skin care system. Abundant research has firmly established the roles of niacinamide and retinol in minimizing pores and their numerous anti-aging benefits, including improving the look of skin tone, loss of firmness, and wrinkles.

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