What Is The Best Topical For Perioral Acne In Mature Women?

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Asked by betsy rubenstone

What Is The Best Topical For Perioral Acne In Mature Women?

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I recommend trying AHA or BHA products (usually listed as glycolic acid and salicylic acid, respectively) and speaking to your doctor about a retinol product in cream form. In addition, you should probably speak to a dermatologist since perioral dermatitis (a common type of rash) can often be mistaken for acne. Perioral dermatitis usually consists of small bumps and acne-like blisters and affects women more often than men. If this is the case, it's possible that your skin may be reacting negatively to a cosmetic product. Acne medications could potentially make the condition worse if they irritate the inflamed skin.

Answered by Sue Chung