5 Essential Steps to Treating Adult Acne

WOMEN’S HEALTH MAG – Having the skin of a 15-year-old might sound heavenly (Firm! Smooth! Glowing!)—unless it’s pimple-plagued. Tricky thing is, adult acne can act decidedly different from the high-school kind. For one, your shifting estrogen and progesterone levels may lead to more inflammatory pimples and cysts, rather than whiteheads blackheads. Dermatologist Bobby Buke, M.D., explains how grown-ups should act. And he would know: He’s the section chief of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine; chief science officer for skin-care brand First Aid Beauty, and has a private practice in New York (check him out at bobbymukamd.com). Here are his five go-to tips (plus three things to do when your acne is REALLY bad).

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