My 17 year old son has tried everything and I mean everything. Nothing helps. He gets cystic acne, blackheads and whiteheads. It is all over his face and some on his chest and back. He is a runner and his skin is very oily all the time! We see a dermatologist and nothing works, it just makes him even oilier. My main question is do these products contain the same drug as Sulfa drugs? Some say they are Sulfur based; Iím assuming that if someone is allergic to Sulfa drugs then they cannot use them. I feel so sorry for him because he is a great looking kid; they took the acne away on his senior pictures and he is model material. He doesnít want to ask a girl our because of his skin. We wash everything, sheets, etc. in hot water and tide free. We even tried apple fasting and micro-derm abrasion. I would be willing to put him as an advertisement for you if you just fix it ASAP. Can you recommend what we need? Please help him!...Read Response (asked by Jan H. of Atlanta, GA)
Based on the information that you have provided regarding your 17 year old sons acne prone skin, I am recommending a product regimen for oily, acne prone skin. Many of our Sulfur based products are beneficial for acne prone skin types however, since Sulfa is related to it, it is best to avoid it. The Acne Facial Cleanser (New) which contains 2% Salicylic Acid will help to encourage the sloughing of surface dead skin cells. This will prevent clogged pores and future blemishes. He can follow with the Alcohol-free Seaweed Cleansing Lotion which is a Witch Hazel based toner that will help to soften and purify the skin. After using the toner, I would recommend Control Moisturizer For Oily Skin. It is an excellent daytime moisturizer that will help to calm and soothe acne related redness. The deep pore cleansing Cucumber Tonic Mask should be used 2-3 times a week for 15-20 minutes to absorb excess oils and prevent clogged pores. He should avoid using any abrasive scrubs while experiencing breakouts. However, I would suggest the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser 2-3 times a week at night to deep clean, gently exfoliate surface dead skin to prevent blackheads and even out discoloration from old acne scars. The Drying Lotion is the perfect overnight spot treatment for surfaced whiteheads. For more stubborn cystic acne, the Buffering Lotion will help to calm the inflammation and promote healing.