Q: I'm Asian, age 26. Since the age of 15 I have had acne problems. When I came to this country 11 years ago I tried everything but nothing worked permanently. My skin has gone back to being oily, dry and blemished. Although my skin is not dark, it's not clear.
I don't have big spots which I used to when I was 18 but now I have acne on my chin, forehead and especially on my jaw line. They are very painful. Please can you recommend any good product which really works?
Alison: Firstly, this may be something worth mentioning to your doctor in case they can give you some medical advice to help.
You've mentioned using skincare designed to target spots that give great results at first and then later on these seem to worsen. This may be because you've stopped using these products or aren't using them as much, perhaps. Plus, they can dry the skin out or be too harsh after a while. So instead you need to make sure you're using some hydrating formulas to help prevent your skin from drying out.
If you haven't got a routine at home, try Alpha-H Liquid Gold. Liquid Gold will help to clean out the pores and the blackheads – you only need to use it three nights a week and then you can lessen off to once a week once you start seeing results.