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Skincare Products for Patients with Acne-Prone Skin

Did you grow up with acne? Are you still fighting it now? If you grew up thinking your body produced “too much oil”, it may have been difficult to find a product that didn’t make your skin more “shiny” or make it break out. Even now, you may struggle to find that elusive “perfect” moisturizer. However, recent research indicates that acne patients may suffer from a compromised skin barrier, making the need for a barrier repair product important. If you currently use topicals for acne, finding and using the correct moisturizing product may actually make you more consistent with your topicals due to fewer negative side effects.

What should you look for? Ideally, noncomedogenic moisturizers with ceramides and hyaluronic acid are ideal to reduce trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL), normalize the body’s natural ceramides, and repair the body’s microbiome. If you use a benzoyl peroxide product, it can deplete your skin’s natural vitamin E levels as well as create TEWL. Topical retinoids will thin the top layer of the skin, increase the fragility of the epidermis, and increase TEWL.

Let’s look at a few of our patient’s current favorites:

EltaMD PM Therapy – Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, and Ceramides plus Niacinamide, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Thiotic Acid, & Linoleic Acid – $34 for 1.7 ounces

SkinMedica Ultra Sheer Moisturizer – Vitamin C, 2 versions of Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate & Tocopherol), and Hyaluronic Acid – $58 for 2 ounces

Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 – Titanium, Zinc Oxide, Sodium Hyaluronate – $65

Additional favorite products for acne-prone skin include:

  • SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel – $83 for one fluid ounce; Hyaluronic acid oil-free serum
  • Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46 (Tinted and Untinted Options) – $35-$37 for 1.7 ounces; Lightweight SPF with Niacinamide
  • SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator – $178 for 2 ounces; Gel based peptide infusion with 5 varying types of hyaluronic acid
  • MD Complete Eye Wrinkle Corrector – $28.99 for .5 ounces; Lightweight eye cream for hydration, firming, fine lines

Stop into our Edina or Plymouth location to find your next skincare product.

 

aesthetician minneapolisSuzanne Flickinger has practiced under the medical direction of Dr. Brian Zelickson at Zel Skin & Laser Specialists since 2002. She specializes in: Dermaplaning, Lactic Peels, Citric Peels, Glycolic Peels, Illumize® Peels, Vitalize® Peels, Patient Education, and Skin Care Consultations

 

Men and Modern Skin Care Products

Men are not afraid of great grooming products, but they do want a few things to hold true:

  1. They prefer products that will multi-task
  2. A simple regimen is typically best
  3. They will “steal” their significant other’s products if they don’t have any or have run out of their own

The bottom line is this – get the man in your life set up with his OWN perfect skincare so you can hang on to yours! Here are some popular suggestions…

  • Elta MD Foaming Facial Cleanser – $26 for 7 fluid ounces; Cleansing and shave cream in one!
  • MD Complete Eye Wrinkle Corrector – $28.99 for .5 ounces; Indestructible tube with antiaging benefits.
  • Elta MD UV Sport SPF 50 – $24.50 for 3 ounces; Sweat and water resistant for 80 minutes; perfect for the athlete.
  • MD Complete Retinol Vitamin C Concentrate – $28.99 for .5 ounces; The perfect all-in-one before-I-go-to-bed product, and recommended by Jason DeRusha on Twitter!
  • Obagi Pro C Microdermabrasion Polish + Mask – $68 for 2.8 ounces; It’s a scrub, it’s a mask, it’s a skin and day brightener whenever you crack open this new favorite; for when your skin needs the repair from what you did last night OR what you did 30 years ago.
  • Revision Revox 7 – $130 for .5 ounces; Put the peptides where you need them and watch your fine lines soften over time – take pictures for proof!

If you’re in the market to find the perfect skin care products, feel free to stop into our Edina or Plymouth location and one of our knowledgeable estheticians will be happy to help you out.

 

aesthetician minneapolisSuzanne Flickinger has practiced under the medical direction of Dr. Brian Zelickson at Zel Skin & Laser Specialists since 2002. She specializes in: Dermaplaning, Lactic Peels, Citric Peels, Glycolic Peels, Illumize® Peels, Vitalize® Peels, Patient Education, and Skin Care Consultations