Dear Vicky,

I am dealing with adult acne. Do you have  any product recommendations?  Because I am breaking out like a teenager!

Fear not! This is something that is happening more and more and I can’t help but wonder if it has to do with our busy, overscheduled lives and the fact that we often have handheld devices stuck next to our faces so often.  I digress.  Adult acne is beyond frustrating and it can be embarrassing. What you need to look for in your anti-acne products is one that exfoliates the skin and inside the pores while disinfecting and killing acne-causing bacteria.  You want to try to stay away from menthol’s and alcohol in your products too as they can irritate and cause excess oil production. There are some great products out there to help.

1.  Proactive.  Yes, the infomercial that focuses on teens has a stellar Refining Mask that that is amazing as a spot treatment.  Put on a dab at night and the next day you are either zit free or half-way there.  I love it!

2. Arbonne RE9 Collection.  I know you have to order this from a consultant but a few years ago I had horrible adult acne and through the luck of product reviews that I do I was given a set of the RE9 line and my skin has been acne free since.  It’s anti-aging and beyond magnificent.  If you want to be choosy go for the facial serum and Advanced daily facial lotion.

3.  Neutrogena Oil Free Stress Control 3-in-1 Hydrating Acne Treatment no longer contains menthol to irritate the skin and works well at keeping away the dryness that many acne medicines can produce.  It controls oil and works best on adult skin.

Also, continue to get rest, wash off your make-up at night and drink lots of water while cutting back on caffeine.  That can help too.   Good luck! Let me know how it turns out.