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Acne, Skincare -

The war on acne is one that calls for big guns: strong acids like glycolic and salicylic are go-tos for exfoliating skin and drying out oil glands, while retinol is tapped to prevent new breakouts from forming and to help fade acne scars. But for s Sensitive skin types, this arsenal of blemish-fighting ingredients is too harsh a battle.     “People with a weaker skin barrier can be more easily irritated by certain ingredients,” says Dr. Annie Chiu, a Los Angeles-area dermatologist. “Those who have sensitive skin can experience excessive dryness or peeling to these products, which further weakens...

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Acne, Dermalogica, Dermatologist Advice -

The issue: Acne The 5-minute-a-day fix: Let’s presuming you’re already cleansing with a salicylic acid-spiked formula, which helps balance excess oil. To further takedown blemishes Dr. Melanie Palm, a dermatologist and assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Diego, suggests adding a sulfur mask into the fold. “It will sooth skin and help with excess oil production,” she says. Try using the mask as a spot treatment to avoid over drying skin. Try: Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Mask ($46) See other acne treatments on

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