Findings from recent dermatology conference (Derm Update) on acne, anti-aging:
– Retinoids (e.g. retinol, tretinoin) are considered the gold standard in anti-aging topical medicine.
– Oral lycopene, as found in tomatoes, results in less sun damage and fewer sunburns.
– Adolescents with acne have increased amounts of the P. acnes bacteria, while adults do not.