A lot of people are unaware of the fact that adult acne exists.
We have this misconception that acne only happens during the teenage years, and gradually wears off as we age.
For most people this might be true, but it’s important to note that acne doesn’t start only during the teenage years. It’s important to recognize that there are a significant number of adults who experience acne well past their teens. Some not even starting until well into their 40’s or 50’s!
There are lots of reasons why a person develops adult acne, but it’s important to understand that the majority of those who suffer from this condition are usually those who also experienced acne problems during their teens.
It’s also important to remember that the treatment for adult acne isn’t the same as when you were in your teens, because your skin is much different than it used to be.
For this reason, here are 4 Quick Tips to Help Get Rid of Adult Acne.
1. Buy a reputable over the counter acne treatment product.
OTC products could easily treat mild acne breakouts. These days there are lots of acne treatments that are available, but, you need to be sure that the product is safe to use.
Some products can contain harsh chemicals that can further damage your skin.
If you’re afraid to buy random products, it’s best to consult your dermatologist. This will ensure that the product suits your skin type. Or, you could ask for recommendations from friends and family members who’ve had to deal with a similar case of acne to yours.
2. For serious breakouts and if OTC (over the counter) products don’t seem to work, try looking into available cosmetic procedures in a reputable derma clinic.
Cosmetic procedures such as micro-dermabrasion and laser resurfacing are some of the most common procedures for treating adult acne. Keep in mind that these procedures should be done using clean/sterile materials, so be sure to visit a reputable clinic.
3. Never squeeze your acne!
A lot of adults have this need to squeeze or prick their zits, which can cause further damage and scarring. Never ever squeeze your acne, because squeezing will only push the infection deep into the skin.
4. Eat healthy food.
In order to flush away toxins that can cause acne, you need to drink lots of water and eat fruits and vegetables.
Well-hydrated skin has a better chance to rejuvenate over dry skin.
Also, try to live a healthy lifestyle by getting plenty of rest and keeping stress at bay. Stress is one of the causes of acne as well, so it really pays if you get your eight-hours worth of sleep a night.
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