Extra sensitive and dry mature skin....is this product too strong!!
I have extremely sensitive skin, very, very sensitive, that is also on the dry side. I am 64 and up until about 6 months ago I had a beautiful peaches and cream complexion. Then one day I saw the sign...a few dark spots were starting to show on my cheeks. I tried a product...Pro Activ skin lightening gel. It has 2% hydroquinone and 4% glycolic acid. Boy, this product ate my skin!! My skin became raw, drier, and it left me with burning feeling. Now that my skin has calmed down, I am looking for a great product that will help stop these spots from getting darker and prevent new spots. As I said I am 64, very fair, and no lines or wrinkles. I know Vitamin C is excellent. I can't use anything with any form of retinol, AHA's or BHA's or any acids. I sure could use some help!! Any suggestions would certainly be appreciated!!!!
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
on Hydra-Pure™ Vitamin C Brightening Serum
I, too, am in my sixties. The only products I find that can be too strong for some are the single-ingredient serums, such as Retinol or Vit. C serums with hi-potency. If you use these, you start out with light application and see if your skin reacts. If so, decrease the product use to every other day, or as tolerated until your skin gets used to it. Multi-ingredient products as a rule, do not tend to cause much sensitivity, but if so, do as above. As for the extra dryness, especially at our age, you would likely need a moisturizser following the serum (after it has been absorbed)
answered 7 months ago
(Ormond Beach, Fl)