HELP I HAVE ADULT ACNE
ADVICE FOR PEOPLE HOPING TO TREAT ADULT ACNE
We often assume spots are something just for teenagers to cope with, but we are more frequently being asked how to treat adult acne.
For those suffering with blemishes and spots as an adult it can be upsetting. We associate acne with the hormonal changes we go through in our youth, but it’s actually quite common in adults too.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF ADULT ACNE?
We all get spots and blemishes from time to time, but adult acne is a much more serious condition that rarely clears up on its own. It can usually be found on the face most commonly, but also the neck, back and arms.
Physically, adult acne can manifest itself in the same ways as when we’re teenagers. Common concerns include red spots, raised angry looking pimples, pustules, and blemishes. Spots can be red, pink, white or yellow.
Skin will usually appear angry and irritated, and this can get worse if the area is picked or disrupted.
WHY DO WE GET ADULT ACNE?
The reasons for the skin blemishes are different. There are numerous factors that can contribute to adult acne. For many it’s hormonal imbalances that cause imperfections to form, but for others it may be a result of blocked pores, excess oil production, illness, or genetics.
Lifestyle choices can also impact the way your skin looks and feels.
HOW CAN YOU TREAT ADULT ACNE?
It’s important to find out the real reason for your skin’s breakouts. If it’s a hormonal concern you’ll need to seek the advice of a doctor, but many find a good skincare regimen can also help. This is especially the case if pores are blocked or the skin is suffering with excess oil production.
Lifestyle factors such as smoking can also affect the skin’s quality, so it’s worth looking at your diet and your lifestyle. Below you’ll find some of our best advice for improving skin quality and clearing up spots.
DRINK MORE WATER
This cannot be understated, especially if you suffer with greasy skin. Drinking more water can help to clear skin and provides essential hydration from within.
CLEAN YOUR FACE PROPERLY
It’s essential to clean your face deeply every day. A foaming face wash is an ideal way to rid the skin of impurities each night, allowing you to reduce excess oil and clear the skin of daily environmental impurities such as pollution.
CLEANSE FOR SKIN
Opting for a good facial cleanser is a great way to ensure your skin is free from grime every morning and night. You can choose to use one with a toner if you like, else you can just cleanse your skin and remove with water or cotton pads.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT MOISTURISER
If you suffer with oily skin the last thing you want is a heavy moisturiser. Your skin needs to breathe and be free to clear itself during the night, so it’s advisable to pick a moisturising face cream that is breathable.
For more information about treating adult acne, or for advise about skincare that best for spot prone skin, contact the team today.