3 Quick and Easy Tips to Get Rid of Adult Acne in 30 Days or Less
Don't be embarrassed by adult acne - follow these tips
Let's face it. Adult acne is embarrassing. You're all grown up. You live an adult life. You have an adult job. You make adult decisions. And yet, when you look in the mirror and see your complexion with zits, bumps, and scars, you're embarrassed. You feel like an awkward teenager once again.
It's time to get rid of these problems and the feelings that go along with it them. Let's look at 3 quick and easy tips to give you the clear, smooth complexion you've always dreamed about.
The First Step
Understanding why you have acne is your first step to getting rid of it. Dr. Jonette Keri of Miami VA Medical Center says that 30% of women and 20% of men ages 20 to 60 years of age have trouble with acne breakouts.
Acne in adults usually happens for one of three reasons: clogged pores, hormonal imbalances, and skin sensitivity. Let's look at 3 tips that can clear up each of these.
Tip #1 -- Clogged Pores
Sebum is the oily substance that clogs pores and causes adult acne. When your pores stay clogged, it gives bacteria time to cause infections that result in acne. Try cleansers like Cetaphil and Aquanil that are effective but gentle. Look for products that contain bacteria killing benzoyl peroxide for spot treatments.
Talk to your dermatologist about trying blue-light treatments for quicker and more aggressive treatments. Light treatments kill the bacteria that cause acne and are very effective.
Tip #2 -- Hormonal Imbalances
An imbalance of male and female hormones causes breakouts. This usually happens to women during pregnancy, perimenopause, and menopause but can also happen to men. If you think your breakouts are due to hormones, talk to your doctor. Your doctor can prescribe oral contraceptives or spironolactone, a blood pressure medication. Both of these prescriptions work well to balance hormones.
Tip #3 -- Sensitive Skin
Adult acne caused by sensitive skin is the easiest to cure. Begin by figuring out what your skin is sensitive to. Some of the most common culprits are allergies and sensitivities to lotions, soaps, perfumes, and cosmetics. Decide which of these products is causing your breakouts and replace it with another product that doesn't irritate your skin.
Also, avoid too-strong gels and products that have beads or granules in them. These abrasive products irritate your skin causing it to breakout. Use gentle cleansers mentioned above
The acne adults tend to have can usually be narrowed down to clogged pores, hormonal imbalances, and sensitive skin. All of these are easy to treat once you've narrowed down the cause. Follow these three tips and you'll be well on your way to beautiful skin.