The Skin Doctor Says
Dr Patricia Yuen, Pacific Healthcare
Specialist Centre, Paragon “Cheryl’s irregular periods could signal a hormone imbalance which may be a cause of her acne breakouts.
She also has post-inammation pigmentation. She should use sunscreen, minimise sun exposure and avoid squeezing her pimples – squeezing causes the pigment-production cells to become active. Cheryl can try a topical retinoid gel to prevent sebum from clogging her pores. Oil-free, mineral powders are suitable for her skin type. For cleansing, an antibacterial, oilfree or salicylic acid product is best.”