A lot of people – especially adults – with acne, since their skin is aging and they also have acne with sagging, lined skin, tend to try to use alpha hydroxy acid creams and products on their skin to combat aging. But, before you do that, you should know something.
I used to be one of these people. I unknowingly was dousing my skin and my acne is something I thought, that since it was natural, it was good for my skin and would not make me break out worse. The problem was that the alpha-hydroxy was making my acne worse.
It seemed to make my skin more red and irritated and even seemed to conjure up more acne lesions than I had before I used it. Could I have been allergic to it? Sure. But I did a lot of searching on the internet and on forums to see if anyone else had this problem and sure enough a lot of people who used alpha hydroxy acids in their cleansers, their moisturizers, and their other skincare products said that they had inadvertently aggravated their acne.
So, although these fruit acids work well in general, if you have acne and need to use an anti-aging cream, you may want to aim more for creams with DMAE and hyaluronic acid, both of which are firming but do not contain inflammatory ingredients.