I Think I Am A Fritzpatrick Skin Type 3. I Do Have Sensitive

Question

I think I am a Fritzpatrick Skin Type 3. I do have sensitive skin and seem to get a lot of ‘whiteheads’ under my skin. Any recommendations you can make would be appreciated. Also I have vertical lines on my upper lip… Any suggestions?

Submitted by Susan Hamilton on 26 June 2012

Answer

It sounds to me like you need to do something to speed up your cell turn-over and do some mild ‘re-surfacing’ on your skin to get rid of those blockages and to start stimulating your skin’s functions.

Normally I would say that you should use a range with some AHA’s (alpha hydroxyl acids) in it, but since you are sensitive, I would suggest and active range containing more PHA’s (Polyhydroxy acids), as these are more easily tolerated by the skin. I would definitely look at a range like Neostrata. If lines are bothering you, I would also include a growth factor serum in my skin care regime. Try have a look at the growth factor serums by Lamelle and Skin Medica. It would also be a very good idea for you to go and have a facial treatment at least once a month, where you can be treated with active ingredients and treatments that will boost your skin and assist you in achieving the results you need.

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