Think you’re too old to be getting spots? Think again. Statistics show that 50% of women are diagnosed with a form of acne at some point during their adult lives.
Acne can be caused by a number of factors, from diet to genetics – making it difficult to treat. The issue gets even more complicated as we get older; most acne treatments are harsh and drying, which can be troublesome when you’re also worried about wrinkles and ageing.
Fortunately brands are catching on to their customer’s needs, creating products that tackle acne whilst reducing the effects of ageing. Below we look at some key products to try.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (£13.15, RRP £15.50)
A favourite among French dermatologists, La Roche-Posay’s formula is fuss-free and effective. The product unclogs pores and refines the skin’s texture while providing necessary moisture.
Part of a larger Blemish + Age collection, this cleanser includes BHA and AHA exfoliants to get deep within the pores and smooth the skin’s texture. Acid exfoliants like this are less irritating than manual exfoliants and penetrate even deeper into the skin.
Layering up rich products will only clog the skin further, so keeping things simple is key. This serum from Malin + Goetz is lightweight and won’t clog pores, but also utilises amino acids and plant extracts for supreme hydration.
This gentle formula uses clay to purify the skin, while essential oils work to boost circulation for a radiant complexion. Because the product is so gentle on the skin, it can be used again and again.
Vichy Normaderm Night Detox (£11.25, RRP £15)
When you’re asleep your skin’s cell renewal is at its peak, and this product from Vichy takes advantage of this fact. Designed to be applied at night, the Night Detox works to reduce the production of sebum so skin feels cleaner and less oily the next morning.