Question from Neo Makgaka

Question

Hi, I suffer from acne which has been going on for years now. My skin is oily but when I apply a day cream, it becomes dry and peels off(my face). What do you think I could use instead? Thank you

Submitted by Neo Makgaka on 31 January 2017

Answer

I’m very sorry to hear that you are struggling with this problem, Neo. Unfortunately, in 90% of cases, Acne is NOT something you should just treat with topical products, as Acne is generally triggered due to internal factors, namely the gut. So when treating acne, I very highly recommend that we identify the trigger, restore the gut and treat topically as simply doing only one is not going to restore your skin to normal health. If you want to start off by treating topically, then I highly recommend Lamelle’s Clarity range. I do feel, however, that if you want to achieve a very comprehensive successful result, that you need to come and see one of our doctors to help you to treat internally as well.

Want to ask a question? Sign in here sign up now

More Questions

Question from Khanya Gundwana

Question

Hello Dr Allem!
My bottom lip is weirdly pigmented. It is not evenly toned – some spots are really dark, a large part of it is really pink, and then some part are the normal tone.
What could be the cause of this? And what is the solution to having evenly toned lips?
Thanks!

View the answer

| Submitted by Khanya Gundwana on 17 October 2017

From Caythe

Question

I’ve been struggling with pimples/acne for years now and my skin is also becoming dryer. Are tissue oils recommended for people with acne?
Don’t they collect dirt?

View the answer

| Submitted by Caythe on 5 September 2017

Question from Tanya de Langen

Question

Good Day Dr. I exercise but still have some fat around my waist. I have read about the vella treatments and fat freezing. However, I do not have money to waste and would like to know in your opinion what is the best way to go? Or are there some new developments? Also is there something that we can do at home if our finances are limited? Thank You so much. Tanya

View the answer

| Submitted by De Langen on 5 September 2017

Question from Nael

Question

I bought a Cetaphil face wash that is for acne. I’ve been using it for 2 weeks and my acne has gotten even worse and my skin is really irritated. Is this supposed to happen. Should I keep using it? Is it supposed to get worse before it gets better. Help

View the answer

| Submitted by Nael on 15 August 2017

Question from Carol Thomas

Question

I have recently discovered that I am allergic to sulphites. How do tell which make up products contain sulphites?

View the answer

| Submitted by Carol Thomas on 15 August 2017

BeautySouthAfrica - your pre-shop stop for all things beauty

Beautysouthafrica.com is South Africa’s most comprehensive online beauty magazine and your pre-shop stop for product information and reviews. From the latest international make-up trends to the hottest new products on the market, we offer insights into the glamorous world of beauty. Join like-minded beauty fanatics in our loyalty program and earn points, trial beauty products and share your experiences.

Become a beauty addict!

Get great deals and climb the ladder to a Gold Star!

×

Sign In

×