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Skincare Routine for Aging, Oily, Sensitive Skin with Blackheads

Question: Hello, I am 55 and in the last year my skin has drastically changed. Before menopause, my skin was normal, no visible pores, but with a few blackheads and an occasion breakout. Now I have oily skin, flakey, peeling skin, sun damage, loss of firmness, wrinkles, milia, and a lot of blackheads. For a year I used Rodan and Fields Redefine and Reverse, although it was helping with the firmness, my blackheads became much worse and it did not help with my dark spots. I switched to Paula's choice (Clinical Retinal every three nights and AHA twice a day, but not with the retinal) in September, but now my skin is sensitive, stays red, and burns whenever I apply the moisturizer (Skin Perfecting). I am ready for a change. I really need help. I have been looking at the SkinMedica, Skinceuticals Adult Acne, Neocutis, and Obagi. What do you recommend? Thank you.
Answer:

Thank you for reaching out to us. It appears that your skin has been comprised, you need to rebuild your skin barrier right now. And just use Gentle Soothing products. I would recommend the brand Eminence, TheirStone Crop Cleansing Oil. for your cleanser, I would follow with theirStone Crop Hydrating Mist, as your treatment product their Calm Skin Arnica Booster-Serum for your moisturizer I would recommend their Calm Skin Chamomile Moisturizer I would recommend this masque their Calm skin Arnica Masque to apply once or twice a week. Use these products for now and once you get your skin back to normal , from there you can up your regimen. I hope this helps, have a nice day !Thank you for making Dermstore your #1 source for all things beauty!
Cyndee RDermstore Esthetician