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ADULT ACNE?

November 15, 2010

As a vlogger who interacts with her audience and speaks with high-profile experts and celebrities, having a zit is a total nightmare and unfortunately, it has become part of my daily worries. From red circular scars that have lived on my face for more than three years to a new pimple after eating fried food, there are days when my face isn’t as clear as it was in high school and it drives me crazy!

To explore what is causing this, I brought our camera to my appointment with Dr. Bank– a renowned dermatologist who has been featured on the Today Show and Good Morning America. Sure enough, he says I have adult acne! What the–??!

We met on a day when I had a severe breakout for going to bed after eating fried salami the night before. Thankfully it’s not usually as bad as this!

A few weeks ago I met with my dermatologist at Mt. Sinai to see what options I may have when it comes to removing the red scars! She recommends the following:

To prevent new pimples from forming, Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash is the best for many skin types. It’s a foaming cleanser that’s 100% soap free. It also works as make-up remover. Available at your local drugstore. $13

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And to remove the acne scars, she prescribed Finacea Gel– or an azelaic acid to help calm the redness. The goal is to completely remove the red marks that have been on my face for the past few years. If this gel doesn’t do it in about six weeks, then we might discuss some sort of chemical peel or an another alternative.

Follow me on this journey as we try to clear my skin once and for all! Stay tuned for updates. Feel free to share your recommendations and at-home remedies! – Mercedes

Take a look at my interview with Dr. Bank on BeChic TV here, or on the YouTube clip below

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Mercedes Sanchez

Mercedes Sanchez is an on-air style and beauty expert, spokesperson, and the founder of BeChicMag.com — a lifestyle blog covering fashion, beauty, and travel. She's offered style and beauty tips on NBC, CBS, BET, HuffPo, Telemundo and Univision. Contact: mercedes[at]bechicmag[dot]com.

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