Here’s How to Deal With Adult Acne – The Adult Way!

Teenage acne issues always overshadow the equally frustrating issue of adult acne, which afflicts around twenty per cent of the adult population, to a greater or lesser extent.The adult acne statistic relates to adults under 40 years of age, but it is a frustrating and often reasonably difficult-to-treat issue in the sense that adults are often more concerned about other issues and ‘relegate’ their acne problem when it should not be at all.One of the factors that causes adult acne is the use of cosmetics and other skin applications that can create skincare problems after prolonged use. This is another reason to take great care in what lotions, gels and creams are used on the skin at any time, beginning in the teen years. Bad cosmetics and body lotion, including aftershave lotions, can lead to stress in the skin leading in turn to over active oil glands that then lead to pores laden with bacteria.Similarly, hormone activity can lead to acne problems and birth control pills with andogen can lead to acne breakouts among adults (or teens). Adults should therefore also be wary of using many products or taking medication and pills that might have side effects leading to acne. Non-acnegenic products should be used, along with oil-free gels, moisturizers and cleansers.These are all things that adults can readily check and accomplish without too much effort, but in doing so they can be not only reducing the chances (or eliminating the chances altogether) of acne, but also creating a healthier lifestyle and skin. Yet many fail to take these relatively basic steps.Proper cleaning is always basic advice and adults should try and ensure that they are getting good skin cleansers, including things like sulfur and zinc masks.It is important to recognize that adult acne is not like teen acne and it is no good using the same products that teenagers use. I always stress the need to use natural acne treatments, as you can see from our our acne reviews [] wherever possible and that of course means drinking ample water, maintaining good skin cleanliness, using natural products on your skin and eating good, healthy food for maximum vitamin and mineral intake. It is a good idea to take vitamin and mineral supplements too, particularly as these elements can become more significant as the skin ages.The use of salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide to unclog pores and reduce bacteria is helpful. Remember when exfoliating or cleaning not to scrub too hard, which can lead to irritation and inflammation. Often a good scrub containing alpha-hydroxy acids is effective, as explained in this very useful.