Peter Thomas Roth's Glycolic Acid 10% Hydrating Gel provides maximum results for aging, acne-prone clients when used appropriately. I recommend using this product four or five times a week--only at night time. You may only need to use this twice a week when introducing this into your nightly routine.
5. Incorporate a noncomedogenic peptide serum into your morning routine.
If you automatically think of thick creams that clog your pores when you think of anti-aging products, then you haven't met the latest generation of anti-aging products, which I am happy to report are perfect for acne-prone skin. Peptides are amino acids that boost collagen and improve wrinkles, and the best serums are light and easily layered under any moisturizer. I recommend the Kinerase C8 Peptide Intensive Treatment, which combines their exclusive high-tech SNAP-8 neuropeptide with antioxidants like green tea, kinetin, and vitamin C for clinically proven results.
6. Hydrate with water-binding humectants to reduce dehydration and restore the skin's barrier function.
Occlusive products will clog pores and asphyxiate skin, so choose light serums or gel-based hydrators that replenish moisture lost during cleansing with antioxidants and humectants. I recommend MD Formulations Moisture Defense Antioxidant Hydrating Gel, which contains green tea extract, licorice extract, hyaluronic acid, and Natural Moisturzing Factors in a lightweight delivery system.
7. Don't skimp on sun protection.
Aging skin is more prone to scarring, age spots, and sagging, so prevent future damage with daily SPF. Additionally, chemical exfoliants make skin more sensitive to the sun, so if you're using glycolic acid or Retin-A, now's not the time to skimp. Look for the words broad spectrum, which protects against UVA and UVB damage, and remember to reapply every two to three hours.
8. Change your foundation.
Mattifying liquids and mineral powders look cakey on aging skin and highlight the imperfections you're trying to camouflage. The latest oil-free foundations take water-based to a new level by improving dehydration without clogging your pores. Try Lancome Teint Miracle,which comes in a wide color range and is suitable for sensitive skin.
9. Minimize the appearance of redness by using a yellow loose powder.