Over Age Acne? Learn How To Beat the Bumps

December 10, 2011  |  

Watch Our For “Red Light” Irritants

Don’t be fooled by pretty packages! Always, ALWAYS look that the ingredients list for any skin care product you buy. Definite no-no’s: hydroquinone (used in some skin lightening products); parabens (aka preservatives) can prematurely age the skin when exposed to sunlight; propylene gycol (PEG) can clog the pores and cause acne; and sodium laureth/lauryl sulfate in face wash–it’s just too drying, which will cause an over-active response from your sebum glands and make your skin look oily.

Are you suffering from adult acne? What products do you think help the most?

Christelyn Karazin is a health writer and editor of Beyond Black & White.  

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