I have adult acne and as it turns out, I’m not alone.
Adult acne is what you call acne that people who are 25 years old and more suffer from. It haunts me and many of my closest friends and effs up our lives in different levels. But some of us may be dealing with acne for the first time in their lives. Even if you never broke out as a teenager, there’s still a chance to break out in your 20’s. Acne is not just terrible for the skin, but it also makes other people depressed in really bad cases. So naturally, we want to know why it happens and how to get rid of it.
So why are we still breaking out? To be honest, the answer isn’t 100% clear but there are theories. Experts have not really determined that main differences in the causes of acne in the younger population versus the older population. However, acne may still be attributed to the most common causes – sebum or oil in the skin, acne-causing bacteria on the skin, sticky skin cells blocking your pores, and inflammation. Hormonal changes can also be the culprit.
But the beauty and medical industry is constantly researching new ways to treat acne and that’s awesome. There’s a lot of study underway about how the bacteria and organisms that live on our skin might affect skin conditions like acne and others. We’ve also come a long way from the old school method of dehydrating the face and using only “oil free” in an effort to keep skin smooth.
If you’re struggling with adult acne, hopefully these bit of information will help you out:
- First, cut the heavy creams.
- Spot treat with your products but pick the right spot treatment.
- Try light therapy.
- Applying too many products and washing your face too often causes more harm than good.
- Reconsider your diet. Cut back on processed sugary foods in favor of those with anti-inflammatory properties like wild fish, nuts, and fresh fruits and sticking with organic, hormone-free meat and dairy.
- Try meditation and yoga.
- Don’t pick on your skin. Resist the urge to squeeze!
- And if all else fails, see a dermatologist.
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