How to Eradicate Them
As reported in “The Telegraph” in June 2016, there is definitely a rise in adult acne and more and more people are seeking specialist treatments, women being the ones most affected by this late-onset of acne onslaught.
Acne can affect two groups of people in adulthood. Those who already had acne as a problem in their teens and those who never suffered from acne at all, but suddenly find their skin breaking out, without any apparent reason. This is most common among people with oily or greasy type.
This skin type tends to produce more sebum – the natural oils that lubricate the skin. This excess production of oils can be the effects of a genetic predisposition or experiences of a spike in “male” hormones such as testosterone in the body.
When this happens, it is important to take care of your skin, properly cleansing it with non-comedogenic skincare products which are formulated so as to avoid pores from being blocked. Blocked pores are the breeding grounds for bacteria. A combination of excess sebum, dead skin cells and bacteria forms the unsightly lesion that most acne sufferers dread.
For most people when this happens, they start cleansing their skin more vigorously using over the counter cleansing products and this tends to aggravate the situation. All of a sudden, they have a full blown skin problem on their hands with acne popping up around the mouth, chin, and jaw. This is where on the face adult acne tends to appear. The pimples can also appear on the back and chest and very likely to leave long-term scars if not dealt with in the early stages.
Generally the most likely causes of adult acne are:
1. Hormonal changes:
2. The side-effects of starting or stopping medications:
(If this happens, consult your doctor before making any changes)
4. Body care products you apply on your skin
The acne experience is different for each and everyone, for some it may be a few spots whist for others it is a face full of pus-filled lesions sensitive painful and unsightly. The treatment is similar for everyone as the root of the problem is the same. We will start with what you should not do.
Effects of popping, picking and squeezing:
Effects of scrubbing and over-cleansing:
Effects of using irritants:
Products to use on your skin:
How to safely eradicate adult acne from your life