Acne is in fact a true medical condition and should not be left untreated. If you have ongoing active acne, it should be treated by a dermatologist before the consideration of an anti-ageing skincare routine.
If you simply struggle with excess oil production and a shiny complexion, try over-the-counter cosmeceuticals designed to regulate skin health. For oily skin that’s prone to breakouts, an over-the-counter antibacterial gentle cleanser is recommended. I stay away from chemical cleansers like triclosan, and have formulated a medical grade Miel Honey™ Cleanser which has natural antibacterial properties. The oil control is achieved by the gentle foaming action of honey as an emulsifier, substituting the bulk of chemical lathering agents such as laureth sulfates.
Skin aging itself is understood to be a complex process that involves both your biological processes, lifestyle factors such as your dietary and exercise needs, and also application of antioxidant skincare.
Cosmeceuticals are commonly recommended by dermatologists as a complementary treatment to cosmetic dermatology treatments such as lasers, fillers and botox for anti-ageing, as well as a form of skincare when treating skin conditions like acne. The key points to know are these types of skincare contains bioactive ingredients, which means it has been laboratory tested and formulated to ensure effectiveness and proper penetration into skin. Also, the ingredients are not simply normal moisturisers or typical cosmetic formulas but rather contain anti-ageing, anti-wrinkle, sun-protective, anti-acne and antioxidant ingredients that have been backed by dermatological research.