Do You Have Skin Troubles Like ‘Teen Mom’ Maci Bookout? Top Dermatologists Tell You How To Fight Acne!

Thu, July 28, 2011 5:43pm EST by 3 Comments

There’s nothing more upsetting than having bumps and lumps all over your face. Get your confidence back with these tips and tricks!

Teen Mom Maci Bookout, 19, is a gorgeous girl, but she struggles with her skin just like us! Dr. Michael Gold of Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, TN and Dr. Dina D. Strachan of Aglow Dermatology in New York City tell YOU how to treat and prevent troubled skin.

Dr. Strachan believes that Maci may suffer from classically named “adult female acne.” How should this be treated?

“A topical retinoid such as tretinoin, adapalene, or tazarotene are always good to as there is an added side effect of wrinkle prevention,” says Dr. Strachan. “I would also add something anti-inflammatory such as benzoyl peroxide, topical aczone, or a topical antibiotic. She may also benefit from a chemical peel. If she states that her acne flares before her period, birth control might help.”

Dr. Gold elaborates, saying, “Maci has comedonal acne – mainly lots of whiteheads spread out all over her face.  We call this non-inflammatory acne and although there looks like she has several raised bumps the majority of her acne is non-inflammatory in nature. Acne is genetic and hormonal and this kind of acne is common in many people.”

You can benefit from getting into a great skincare routine!

Here’s what Dr. Gold recommends: “I would use a mild acne cleanser – Cetaphil daily cleanser or Cereve foaming cleanser followed by Ziana or Epiduo every evening.  If there were more inflammation than I am seeing in the picture, than I might a new anti-inflammatory topical, known as Aczone, in the morning.  I also love using the Clarisonic skin cleansing brush, the only real ultrasonic skin cleansing system.”

Do you struggle with YOUR skin?

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Jr Jeremy

Posted at 8:39 PM on October 20, 2012  

As a teen, i never had acne (and probably took a little too much pride in that) and karma sent me a healthy dose of those under-the-skin, red welty zits that look almost like bugbites now that i’m in my 30s. i tried the Shielo Complexion Scrub at a friend’s house and really liked it. i am amazed at how quickly and thoroughly the regimen works to clear up my skin.

Literally, within 2 or 3 days of using the Shielo Complexion products, my skin had cleared up. two things to be aware of—1. follow the directions on the website and 2. don’t miss out on an evening/morning–i’ve found if i skip even one night i will have a bit of a breakout the next day. oh and one last thing—the company has great customer service; i emailed about a broken lid and a new one was on my doorstep two days later.

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Posted at 8:20 AM on July 29, 2011  

I have suffered for the same acne that Maco has after I stopped taking birth control . I was put on and antibotic and a gel like cream. this helped clear up my skin but I have very senstive skin. I currently use Juice Beauty products and it works amazing I have not had a pimple for 6 months not even when my period is due!!

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Posted at 6:04 AM on July 29, 2011  

Having suffered from adult acne and two of my 3 children the same, our dermatologist has us on an anti-biotic, which we all take twice a day, it has cleared my acne as well as my kids acne. The topicals are fine but the blemishes come from within, they need to be treated from within.

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