In my teenage angst, I thought that at least my acne would clear up before I started to get fine lines on my face. Nope.
The majority of daily skin care products address one problem such as acne, wrinkles, dullness or fine lines. The problem is, if you are like me, all these problems can occur at once: adult acne, dry skin, wrinkles and fine lines all at the same time. How does one go about treating multi-concern skin?
THE PROBLEM: SKIN CARE FOR THE ACNE PRONE ADULT
If you have a tendency towards adult acne *and* you’re forming fine lines and wrinkles, you know the difficulty of skincare multi-tasking. Your acne care makes your skin look dry and old, and your anti-aging skin care can give you breakouts.
Add to the problem that most acne remedies are for teenagers with younger, oily skin. A teen can tolerate covering their chin and forehead with harsh benzoyl peroxides or other pimple creams and be none the worse for wear, but on an adult, these ingredients are too harsh, and they magnify the fine lines on anyone but a teenager.
Meanwhile, your skin requires moisturizing, and a daily program to enhance and repair your skin, as well as ideally, build collagen. These products generally include Vitamin C and Retinol serums as well as moisturizing ingredients.
INGREDIENTS FOR ACNE PRONE OLDER SKIN
Studies indicate that Salicylic Acid best targets the acne of adult skin, it is less harsh and will not make skin look flaky, red or dry, it treats existing breakouts and pre-empts new acne from forming.
A MULTI-TASKING SOLUTION: INSTANATURAL CLEAR SKIN SERUM
Instanaturals gets it that you can have more than one skin care issue occurring at once. Instanaturals Age Defying Skin Clearing Serum is designed for just that: it has enough Salicylic Acid to pre-empt acne breakouts, yet it also contains grown-up skincare ingredients including Vitamin C, Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid, and Vitamin B3.
HOW IT WORKS:
Vitamin C and Retinol works for both anti-aging and pre-empting acne. Both Vitamin C and Retinol lighten discoloration from skin damage and acne scarring. They help build collagen, which makes skin look smoother and clearer, smoothing out fine bumps and pitting left from acne scars. Collagen also keeps skin from wrinkling and smooths fine lines. Vitamin B3 works to reduce scarring and red inflammation at a deeper level of the skin, so scars fade faster. Hyaluronic Acid holds moisture, plumping the skin, so it stays smooth and supple despite acne-sacking ingredients like Salicylic Acid and Tea Tree Oil eliminating acne. This combination of moisturizing yet effective ingredients gives an overall unblemished, clear appearance to the skin, all while building collagen to fight future aging.
It is a thin liquid; it is not sticky. I only need about 1/6 of the dropper full for my entire face. It goes on smooth and dries down evenly so that makeup can be applied over it. Unlike some acne treatments, there is no tell-tale chalky residue or scent. The only scent is from the Vitamin C, a citrus scent that dissipates as it dries. It does not sting, and my skin feels smooth. The only advice I would give is I would skip the delicate eye area, as the ingredients for acne are indeed too drying for this skin. It applies quickly.
I am very glad to find a product that addresses so many of my concerns at once. For areas such as forehead and chin, it is wonderful to be able to simultaneously address aging and acne concerns. The low-dose Salyclic is just enough to keep acne at bay while not overly drying my skin, and the Vitamin C, Retinol, and Vitamin B all have lightened some existing acne scars. I am especially happy seeing how it treats the dark redness surrounding a pimple; it lightens it without excess dry, flaky skin. Not having flaky skin is a big plus for me and makes it so much easier to cover healing pimples with concealer during the day.
CONCLUSION: a one-step product to address multiple skin concerns. If you have bouts of adult acne, there is no need to forgo an anti-aging skin care program. Instanatural Age Defying Skin Clearing Serum gives fast results without dryness, redness or skin flaking. It heals and prevents new acne and fades existing acne scars and marks. Excellent product for multi-tasking your skin care needs!
Find it at Instanatural.
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