Adult Acne Treatment For Your Midlife Skin

Adult Acne
A drop in oestrogen and rise in testosterone can sometimes trigger acne during the menopause. Often affecting women who suffered in puberty, spots and wrinkles can feel like a skincare cross no one should have to bear. How to fix it?

You’re a grown up but you’ve got spots! We feel your pain. What you need is adult acne treatment recommendations that will really make a difference.

First up, stay away from teenage products, as they can often be too harsh. Instead opt for a formula that won’t strip your skin of moisture. The wonder ingredient you need is salicylic acid – it helps unclog pores and stops blackheads forming.

Here, six of the best adult acne treatment products that should have you in the clear in no time.

What makes a product right for a Hylda woman?

Here’s how we choose… Our beauty writers are experts in their field and have years of experience writing about the best in beauty. They will only recommend products that they know will make a difference and help with the symptoms caused by the fluctuations of the menopause years. Our reviews are honest – they are not paid for by the brands. We might earn some affiliate commission if you choose to buy the product, but we are not paid by the brands to put them in the article. Never ever. Picked by experts and chosen just for you, that’s our Hylda promise.

Top 6 products for menopausal acne…

Best spot stickers: Sarah Chapman SOS Stickers, £28 for 20. Buy It Now.

Best serum for acne-prone skin: Murad Advanced Blemish & Wrinkle Reducer, £49.50. Buy It Now.

Best spot treatment: Epionce Spot Gel, £40. Buy It Now.

Best cleanser for acne-prone skin: SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Cleanser, £45. Buy It Now.

Best chemical exfoliant for acne-prone skin: Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Peel, £19. Buy It Now.

Best for midlife body acne: Avène Cleanance Cleansing Gel, £19. Buy It Now.

Best spot stickers: Sarah Chapman SOS Stickers, £28 for 20

Why it’s a great buy: These almost invisible stickers sit on spots and release scientific actives over four hours to calm redness, soothe, decongest and accelerate blemish healing.

What we love about it: An added bonus? They provide a physical barrier to deter pickers (guilty as charged).

What we don’t love quite so much: There’s currently no refill option so a new case is included with every purchase.

Skinesis Spot Stickers

Best serum for acne-prone skin: Murad Advanced Blemish & Wrinkle Reducer, £49.50

Why it’s a great buy: Murad is a brand with serious skincare creds.  This product tackles fine lines and wrinkles and reduces blemishes.

What we love about it: Salicylic acid clears pores and calms redness, while retinol and glycolic acid speed up cell turnover for luminous, glowing skin.

What we don’t love quite so much: It’s always selling out and can be hard to get hold of.

Murad Advanced Blemish & Wrinkle Reducer

Best spot treatment: Epionce Spot Gel, £40

Why it’s a great buy: This easily transportable tube might be small, but the formula packs a powerful anti-acne punch. Simply dab onto spots and blemish-prone areas one to three times daily.

What we love about it: It’s non-drying, cooling and so easy to use.

What we don’t love quite so much: The price.

Epionce Spot Gel

Best cleanser for acne-prone skin: SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Cleanser, £45

Why it’s a great buy: This carefully calibrated cleanser removes dirt, oil and makeup whilst also brightening and rejuvenating skin.

What we love about it: The non-drying formula is loaded with skin rejuvenating glycolic and salicylic acid. It’s an excellent multi-tasker.

What we don’t love quite so much: It may cause irritation for very sensitive skin.

Blemish Age Cleanser

Best chemical exfoliant for acne-prone skin: Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Peel, £19

Why it’s a great buy: These power pads are skin transforming.  Gentle acids, anti ageing ingredients and botanicals work to exfoliate and rejuvenate breakout-prone midlife skin.

What we love about it: You can expect more evenly toned, brighter skin with less obvious pores. They’re also very travel-friendly.

What we don’t love quite so much: They don’t come cheap.

Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Ultra Gentle Daily Peel

Best for midlife body acne: Avène Cleanance Cleansing Gel, £19

Why it’s a great buy: This affordable cleanser can be used all over the face, neck and back and helps to regulate oil production.

What we love about it: The formula is alcohol and SLS free and includes zinc gluconate to calm and soothe sensitivity and redness.

What we don’t love quite so much: It’s not suitable for very dry skin.

Cleanance Cleansing Gel

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