HOW CAN I TREAT IT?
To get on top of a skin condition like this one, it’s best to check underlying causes and work on balancing the hormones first. However, to help with your appearance, topical treatments do play a part in treating it – but the key is to keep it simple.
“Beta hydroxy acids like salicylic and alpha hydroxy acids like glycolic are helpful in unclogging the pores and removing excess sebum,” explains Dr See.
It’s also important to follow-up with hydrating and skin barrier-loving ingredients like niacinamide to help soothe your skin. “Niacinamide, zinc and hyaluronic acid are great for their anti-inflammatory, healing and hydrating properties,” explains Brennan.