August 22 2014

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banish wrinkles and acne in one fell swoop


This column features weekly tips and advice from a revolving cast of industry leaders, on hand to discuss your beauty dilemmas, from blemishes to Botox. The following query was culled from a private stock, but we’ll be accepting readers’ questions soon.

I’ve been noticing the early onset of wrinkles, but because I have “reactive” skin the antiaging creams on the market are too heavy and make me break out. I want to start a prevention regimen but don’t want to have to choose between acne and wrinkles. Do you have any product recommendations that will deal with both issues?

Moisturizing is essential because when the skin is dry, dead skin cells flake off and can contribute to clogged pores and acne. I recommend using an oil-free moisturizer such as the MD Skincare Hydra-Pure Oil-Free Moisture. The Hydra-Pure Chelating Complex in this product will help fight acne caused by impurities (specifically calcium and magnesium) deposited on the skin by tap water used to wash your face. The chelators also break down free radicals, which can lead to the visible signs of aging, and can also cause your skin’s own oil to become comedogenic and form waxy plugs, clogging pores and leading to breakouts.

A board-certified dermatologist and dermatological surgeon based in New York City, Dr. Dennis Gross founded his own skincare line, MD Skincare, as a topical alternative to surgical procedures. His products have consistently been featured in fashion and beauty consumer magazines and his expertise has helped him become a well-known lecturer and consultant on the subject of skincare. His book,Your Future Face: The Customized Plan to Look Younger at Any Age, focuses on a customized approach to individual problems.

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