Acne is not just a problem for teenagers. In fact, the skin condition – which is caused by bacteria congregating in clogged pores – can arise even during your 40s and 50s. Putting on makeup may be a quick fix in terms of covering up the blemishes, but doing so could cause further harm to the skin, according to American Health and Beauty.

So what’s a person to do? Specialists say that the first step is basic cleaning with a light facial soap. This is especially important at the end of each day, since makeup should be removed in order for skin to breathe.

“Products for acne would include gentle cleansers and toners or products that include salicylic acid,” said dermatologist Janee Steinberg, quoted by the source.

In order to choose the most effective product, taking a look at your skin type is a good idea, the Messenger reports. There are many items available that are tailored specifically to normal, dry, oily and breakout-prone skin.

However, a squeaky clean face may not always get rid of acne completely. For those with more severe symptoms, doing a little research on safe, minimally invasive procedures such as an acne laser treatment could reveal new ways of achieving clear, beatuiful skin.

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Dr. Mitchell Chasin founded Reflections Center for skin & body as a place where physicians specializing in cosmetic medicine could focus on helping empower patients to feel their most beautiful. Dr. Chasin believes strongly that the best cosmetic physicians are those who are dedicated to mastering their craft through continuing education and collaboration with the industry’s top doctors.

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