How to Get Rid of Adult Acne Probably one of the worst memories of adolescence is having pimples. Some do not get over it and continue on to adulthood with scars of being the “girl or guy with acne problems.” More fortunate ones outgrow it but there are those who get caught off guard when pimples start showing up again when they reach the age of 20 to 30 just when they’re enjoying a pimple-free life. This occurrence is called adult acne. It is a mild to moderate type of skin condition that appears on the face, back or chest as pimples, whiteheads and blackheads. It is triggered by various factors and understanding these causes is just one of the ways to treat it successfully. Females are more prone to having adult acne than males. This is brought about by cycles that women go through which cause hormonal imbalance. These cycles are known as menstruation, pregnancy and menopause. During these times, a surge of hormones cause the oil glands to produce a surplus of oil and this paves the way for acne to develop again years after adolescence. Stress also tops the charts as the cause of acne for both male and female. As you grow older, problems become more complex and adults tend to forget how to take a break and have fun. Lack of exercise also makes a person stress out easily and in turn, shows up on the face as ugly pimples. Hygiene plays an important role in a person’s skin and overall health. You see, blackheads are combined oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria that clog the pores. They develop into pimples and easily spread when touched with dirty hands. However, scrubbing your face too clean will do more harm than good as friction tends to irritate the skin even more. As an alternative, use an alphahydroxy acid-based exfoliant and cleanse your face with a gentle facial wash that contains salicylic acid. You may also use some pore strips for a safe and quick solution in removing blackheads. Genetics also play a role in the development of adult acne. Just about any skin problems like acne and having an oily skin type is hereditary. You should know your skin type by now and if you’ve got the “bad genes,” then you must be ready to take extra care of your skin. Learn to choose products that are formulated for your skin type and take all precautions to prevent pimples from breaking out. One thing that you have to bear in mind about adult acne is that treating it is not the same as getting rid of acne when you were younger. Acne products for teens are way gentler than the ones made for grown-ups. As mentioned earlier, salicylic acid is an effective ingredient as well as benzoyl peroxide. Using a skincare product that contains anti-aging and natural whitening ingredients are also a plus and essentially needed for someone your age. The skin slows down in producing new skin cells as a person grows older so, scars and dark spots may take a while longer to vanish. Using products that target this might give your skin a push to stimulate the production of new skin cells and reveal healthier skin quickly. As you grow older, you also get more inclined to experimenting with makeup. But, be careful in using just any makeup because these are one of the top skin irritants that can leave your skin blemished. Again, you must know your skin type and use appropriate cosmetics with it. For oily skinned ladies, veer away from oil-based makeup and if you have sensitive skin, make sure that you choose ones that have natural ingredients and are specifically made for sensitive skin. Also, pick the ones that are non-comedogenic. Invest in beauty products that are high in quality including an efficient makeup remover. Never ever sleep with makeup on if you don’t want to wake up with clogged pores, tired-looking skin and pimples. Also, do not take severe matters to your hands. Consult a dermatologist if you’re suffering from severe adult acne. Although, there are several acne treatment kits available in the market today that effectively work on some people, remember that not all get the same positive effects. So, be careful with treatments that you try on your skin because they can make matters worse. Instead, bear in mind the abovementioned tips and find time to treat yourself to a monthly facial. Proper blackhead extractions, revitalizing masks and gentle exfoliations coupled with suitable at-home skincare products help the skin mature beautifully.
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