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Acne isn’t exclusive to teens– and actually, it isn’t all that surprising for adults to have acne either. That being said, it doesn’t change the fact that many adults who do have acne are easily embarrassed by it. Some won’t even leave the house.
But our lives don’t have to be like that. There are many ways for us to fight back against acne. One way you can avoid them is by following these tips below.
The first thing to take note of is what actually causes adult acne. As far as sources go it can be boiled down to a number things. Some common occurrences people have noted is acne being developed during times of stress or through changes in hormone levels. Things like women going into menopause or from switching or stopping birth control pills.
Some other causes of adult acne even come from certain medications. Common pills like lithium, corticosteroids along with antiseizure drugs are medications that can cause acne.
At the end of the day though, it’s important to consult a dermatologist, as they’ll have a better idea of what’s causing the problem.
The second thing to do is have a skin care routine every day. You want your skin cleansed every day. To do that all you need to do is wash your face twice per day, make sure you are using cool or warm water with a gentle cleanser too. Once the cleanser is on, rub it in with your hands, a cleansing brush, or a washcloth for 30 seconds. Finish off with patting your skin dry.
The third tip to fighting adult acne would be to purchase some other acne preventing products. Below are few things to keep in mind with each of these products when you go shopping for them.
Cleansers. They’re good in washing away grime, makeup and more. That being said you want to go for a cleanser that won’t be stripping your skin. Find a cleanser that is gently, and made for your skin type. Overdrying can actually exacerbate acne rather than dry it up!
Creams and Lotions. If you get a retinoid cream or lotion, it’ll help a lot in clearing skin and lessening wrinkles too. Some good options include products with sulfur or benzoyl peroxide. Although you want to use these only once in a while, those two chemicals can fight back acne with ease.
Cosmetics. Specifically cosmetics with salicylic acid. This too fights acne. You also want to pay attention to the labels of other cosmetics. It’s worth picking up skin care products that state they’re noncomedogenic or non-acnegenic. Noncomedogenic means that the product doesn’t clog pores. Non-acnegenic means they aren’t causes of acne breakouts.
Prescription Medication. Medication, as mentioned above, can cause acne as it affects your hormone levels. Particularly when you stop taking certain medications. When you take birth control pills, the pills can help control the acne. There is also a chance your dermatologist will also bring up antibiotic pills or prescription retinoids.
High-tech solutions. The last thing is the use of technology. There is light therapy along with PDT. These are laser therapies that are aimed to treat acne. Some have also tried vacuum therapy which also works well with lights. The only drawbacks to these are the lasers can be painful, and both therapies are also quite expensive.