Acne Prone Skin products for Mature SKin

Skincare for Acne Prone Mature Skin

What Skincare products can I use for acne prone mature skin?

From Time to time even Grown Up Mature Skin can endure an unexpected acne breakout.  AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) and BHA (beta hydroxy acid)

What are BHAs? (Beta Hydroxy acids)

BHAs - Beta Hydroxy acids go deeper into the skin than AHAs do and unclog pores more effectively. Additionally, these acids help your skincare products absorb better. They also have soothing properties and can correct uneven skin texture. Many skincare products with BHAs are Salicyclic acid or Citric Acid

BHAs are very similar in chemical structure to AHAs. But unlike AHAs, BHAs are oil-soluble, which means they can go deep inside your pores to target oil glands and decrease oil secretion. Because BHAs work to eliminate excess oil and dead skin, this acid is best for preventing pimples in those with acne-prone skin. It's also recommended for people with greasy skin, since this acid decreases oil secretion.

What are the Benefits of BHAs?

  • Fights acne by unclogging pores
  • Calms down skin redness and fades inflammation
  • Decreases oil secretion

What are the best Types of BHAs?

Salicylic acid: By far the most common type of BHA, salicylic acid is best known for clearing Acne Breakouts. Since BHAs remove the pore-cloggers that lead to acne, salicylic acid is best for preventing blackheads and whiteheads.

Kiehl's Blue Herbal Blemish Cleanser Treatment with Salicylic acid

Kiehl’s Breakout Control Blemish SPOT Treatment 

Kiehl’s Breakout Control Blemish Treatment Facial Lotion formulated with Salicylic acid and Niacinamide

Citric acid: This acid can actually be classified as either an AHA or a BHA, but for tackling excess oil, it's super effective when paired with salicylic acid.

Can I mix Products with AHAs and BHAs on my Acne Prone mature skin to fight acne and Fine lines?

Do Mix: AHA/BHA acids with moisturizing ingredients and SPF. Moisturizing after applying AHA and BHA is extremely important so as to limit irritation. Look for ceramides, petrolatum, hyaluronic acid, and glycerin to hydrate and soothe skin

Now that you know how to AHA and BHA like a pro, here are the best skincare products with AHAs and BHAs that will reveal brighter and firmer-feeling skin.

Kiehl's Blue Herbal Blemish Cleanser Treatment with Salicylic acid

Kiehl’s Breakout Control Blemish SPOT Treatment 

Kiehl’s Breakout Control Blemish Treatment Facial Lotion formulated with Salicylic acid and Niacinamide


Clinique Blackhead Solution 7 Days Deep Pore Cleanser & Scrub

Dermalogica Daily Skin Health Daily Microfoliant 74g with Salicyclic acid and Phytic acid

Dermalogica DAily Skin Health Skin Smoothing Cream 50ml with Hyaluronic acid and retinyl palmitate...very hydrating for mature skin and very suitable for acne prone skin as a night cream

What are AHAs

AHAs - Alpha Hydroxy Acid are usually Lactic acid, citric acid, and Glycolic acids, which are derived from vegan and non-vegan sources. These sorts of acids function as leave-on exfoliants, which work to gradually dissolve the bonds holding dead skin cells together.

What Benefits do  AHAs - Alpha Hydroxy Acid have for my acne prone Mature skin?

AHAs, in particular, work well in:

  • improving skin texture and tone 
  • reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Can AHAs reduce my enlarged Pores?

While AHAs have many benefits, they're not the best at unclogging pores. Queue the Beta Hydroxy acids.

What are the best types of AHAs Alpha Hydoxyl acids?

Lactic acid, citric acid, and Glycolic acids.

What are the Benefits of Lactic Acid?

    • Kills bacteria: Based on our Google deep dive, research around lactic acid's efficacies as they relate to the skin are limited in the early to mid-1900s, but in 1985, a study found that lactic acid helped to kill skin infections in newborn infants.1 It tracks that it would do the same in adults, including the irritating, acne-causing kind.
    • Diminishes wrinkles: Later, in '96, when different concentrations were tested (5% and 12%), researchers observed that a higher concentration actually penetrated both the dermis and epidermis (5% could only reach the epidermis) for firmer, thicker skin, resulting in fewer fine lines and wrinkles.2
  • Reduces acne: It's also been proven to reduce acne lesions
  • Increases cell turnover: works by increasing the rate of skin turnover, causing new and younger looking skin to grow.
  • Helps skin hold moisture: The new skin may also have better moisture holding capability."

What are the benefits of Glycolic Acid?

As a chemical, it dissolves the bonds between skin cells, which allows them to desquamate or shed more easily....the characteristic ‘peel’ that occurs when using high-concentration glycolic acids in a chemical peel. This peeling effect sheds those cells to reveal the clearer, smoother skin underneath.

Glycolic acid is a skin care ingredient that is both an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and humectant and is widely used for anti-aging, hyperpigmentation, dryness, and acne. Considered the golden standard of AHAs, glycolic acid is a keratolytic meaning it exfoliates dead skin cells from the skin's surface.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), like glycolic acid and lactic acid, exfoliate the surface of your skin to help brighten dull skin, smooth rough skin, and reduce the look of large pores. Regular use of AHAs adds up to a major increase in overall radiance and evened-out texture.

Neogen Bio Peel Gauze Peeling Wine -30 pads

Clinique Smart Custom Repair Concentrate Serum 30ml



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