- Question: I had acne in the past as a teenager and now that I am in my late thirties I no longer have acne bumps but what appears to be acne scars under the skin that are red and flat. Also my skin tends to itch a lot on the cheeks and chin and are often red. In addition I have large pores only on the cheek areas. Do you have any suggestions for products such as cleaners and masks that will reduce the pore size and are for sensitive skin? I feel like I have rosacea so my skin is sensitive but I also need to find something strong enough to clean up the acne scarring.
Keep in mind acne scarring is extremely difficult to treat, topical products alone do not generally offer the results patients are looking for. Your best option is to seek consultation with a dermatologist in your local area, as dermatological grade procedures offer the best results for scarring. Pores are a natural part of the skin, unfortunately the size of our pores are genetically determined and typically get larger as we age. Topical products can help to reduce the pore size, but not permanently, the results from topicals are only going to be temporary. I recommend the following cleansers for your concerns: Pevonia Botanica Clarigel Exfoliating Cleanser, Dr. Brrandt Poreless Cleanser