I'm 38 and suffered from constant, cystic acne. My skin has a healthier glow, and has also reduced my one dark spot on my cheek. But the milder cases can benefit from some topical over-the-counter treatments, too: This Murad formula features Witch Hazel to help tighten pores with a refreshing blend of natural botanicals. To keep skin from becoming too dry, look for formulas geared to adult women, not teens. Skin 22 Aug The ingredients work together to target and reduce blemishes, and then go deep into the pores to clear both blackheads and whiteheads.
Because these are the work of fluctuating hormones, says Joshua Zeichnera dermatologist and the director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
I struggled with adult acne well into my 30s, but this cleanser has cleared it up, outside of hormonal flare-ups. Think of these as bigger, pissed-off whiteheads.