| By Jessica Cruel
When we were putting together the plan for this year’s SELF Healthy Beauty Awards, we talked a lot about skin and how to make our product recommendations more helpful. Finding products that work on skin with acne was one subject that kept coming up. That’s why we’ve made a separate category for acne-prone skin. All of these products were tested by our SELF staffers who tend to get acne breakouts (and therefore have to be super selective about their product choices). We also had our Healthy Beauty Dermatologist Panel weigh in.
It’s a myth that acne is just a teenage problem. Many people face adult acne well into their 20s, 30s, and 40s. So what do you do when you’ve got pimples and a mortgage? You find a skin-care routine that works and you stick to it. These daily products should pair with any treatment regimen your dermatologist puts you on, although you should check with your doctor for specific recommendations. In some cases, we’ve also included notes from our dermatologists with special application tips and advice.