When I first started No-Nonsense Beauty Blog, I thought I would focus on anti-aging issues such as lines, wrinkles and age spots. As it turned out my readers sent in the most amazing questions from a wide range of beauty issues including sunscreens for sensitive skin, best options for “age spots”, the differences between Marula oil and Argan oil and which body shaping device is best for saggy upper arms. And the #1 topic? The causes and treatment of acne.
Over the past four years it has been fascinating and fulfilling to search out the most up to date answers to a problem that affects most people at some point in their lives. Now I have compiled all this basic info in a five page guide to acne care. You can download this guide for free … Continue Reading… →
Question: You’ve totally sold me on the benefits of tretinoin but it just doesn’t work for me. I used Retin A Micro and followed your guidelines– washed with a mild soap, waited 30 minutes after washing, and used it 3X/week– but my skin is constantly irritated and flaky. What else can I do to deal with too many years in the sun?
Answer: Before you declare defeat, keep in mind that Retin A is a brand name( like Kleenex or Xerox) and there are different formulations that could be a better choice for you. Retin A Micro is a gel that is actually approved for acne, not anti-aging. It works well for thicker, oilier skin ( like mine) but finer, drier skin types may over react.
To get the benefits of tretinoin without irritation, Dr Heidi Waldorf of Mount Sinai Medical Center … Continue Reading… →