- Question: Which product line/regime do you think is best for oily/acne prone, large-pored african american skin? 1)Obagi Gel cleanser and toner, topical antibiotic, clear, exfoderm forte in the am, clear, retin a an d blender in the pm. 2)Glytone mild gel wash, facial cleanser, topical antibiotic, Rejuvinating lotion 2, clear, obagi sunfader and glytone daiiy lotion spf 15 in the am. PM mild gel wash, wipe away cleanser, topical antibiotic, clear, Glytone exfoliating lotion (or should i stick with the blender) followed by retin a? I have been using obagi on and off for a little over three years now (1 year faithfully, second year sporatically and now for about 3 months regularly) but am not getting the results i desire. I dont have anymore acne, and my hyperpigmentation and skin texture has improved, however, I still have enlarged pores on my cheeks and millia under my lower lip. Thanks in advance.
If you are not getting the results you are looking for then yes I suggest you switch your product regimen to Glytone. However it’s best to keep in mind that it is not possible to permanently reduce your pore size. Your pore size is genetically determined. You can keep your pores clear of debris which will keep them at their normal capacity as well as shrink them temporarily, although this is not usually dramatically done. The milia should be extracted by a professional regularly as this offers the best results. Once the are extracted a good skin care regimen will help to ensure that they come back less often and less severe. Best skin care wishes.