Are you one of those who ask, “How can I treat Adult Acne?” Though it may be hard to believe, acne is a real problem for many adults. People have a misconception that acne only happens during teenage years and gradually wears off as one ages. For most people this fact may be true, but it is also important to note that acne does not necessarily start during teen years only. A significant number of adults experience this condition and don’t really know how to effectively approach a remedy for adult acne.
There are lots of reasons why a person might develop adult acne, including but not limited to hormonal, environmental and stress factors. While a majority of adults that suffer from acne are those that experienced this issue during teen years, the dynamics of treating adult acne are different because skin changes as you age. As a result, we’ve compiled some popular tips on how to treat adult acne.
1 - Buy a reputable, as natural as possible over the counter acne treatment product. Adult-focused OTC Acne Treatment products could easily treat mild acne breakouts. There are many acne treatments available and you should carefully research a product to determine whether it is SAFE for YOU to use. Some products have been proven ineffective and might have harsh elements that could further damage your skin. We always recommend natural plant based options, where available. If you are hesitant about buying certain products, it would be best to consult your dermatologist. This will help ensure a recommended product suits your skin type. You might also ask for recommendations from friends and family members who have encountered adult acne. Again, do your research before buying a product.
2 - For serious breakouts (if OTC products don’t seem to work), you might consider cosmetic procedures available in a reputable derma clinic. Microdermabrasion and laser resurfacing are the most common cosmetic procedures adults seek to treat adult acne. Keep in mind that these procedures should be done using sterilized materials, so it’s best to seek a reputable clinic.
3 - Never, ever squeeze your acne! A lot of adults have a desire to squeeze or prick their zits on their own. DON’T DO IT! This could cause further damage. Squeezing might push the infection deeper into the skin.
4 - Drink water and eat healthy foods. In order to flush away toxins that could cause acne, you need to drink A LOT water and eat more fruits and vegetables. Well-hydrated skin has better chances to rejuvenate rather than dry skin, and will also keep your skin looking younger over the long term – this is a fountain of youth tip. Also, eat organic where at all possible. Live a healthy lifestyle by having a well-rested body. Keep in mind that stress is one of the leading causes of adult acne, so it really pays if you get at least eight-hours of sleep per day.
There are certainly other tips that could help to treat adult acne, but these are some of the basics to know! Try one method before going on to another and you will surely be able to find something that works for you!
Cheers to health skin and living Young Ever After!
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