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I'm 48 years old, and I have adult acne. Also, the skin around my nose flakes. What can I do about these two issues?

Related Topics: Adult Acne, Nose, Skin
 

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You may be suffering from a combination of acne and seborrheic dermatitis (SD). Typically, SD sufferers will have flaky skin around the nose and hairline in combination with dry patches. There is usually an underlying fungal component (with SD) that can be treated with an antifungal cream and/or shampoo. Flare-ups can be controlled with over-the-counter corticosteroids.

Once this component is under control your acne will be easier to treat. Your acne prevention regimen should include an antimicrobial facial wash that contains benzoyl peroxide acid or alpha-hydroxy acid, a mild exfoliating agent, and salicylic acid to help clear your clogged pores.

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