Adult Acne – What They Don’t Tell You

Adult Acne- You’re over 21. Maybe you’re even over 30, 40 or 50. You got your own place. You got your own car. There’s money in the bank. Maybe you have a few investments. You even got a nice guy or girl. As far as you’re concerned you’ve doing OK.But there’s one problem. You don’t really talk about it. You try to hide it. But it’s difficult. After all it hits right where you’re the most NAKED. It’s on your face, your countenance, your visage!What is it? It’s, gasp…, ADULT ACNE!Relax, all is not lost. There is hope. Don’t despair. I’m here to help you kill the pimples, the blackheads and the blemishes.Adult acne is curable. Let me say that again. Adult acne is curable.There are now more adult acne treatments than ever before.Disclaimer: consult your doctor before following or relying on any of the information in this article.WHAT CAUSES ADULT ACNE?Acne is caused when your pores are blocked by dirt, dead cells, sebum and excess oil. Unfortunately about a quarter of adult men and about half of adult women are affected by acne. Teenage acne and adult acne are caused by the same issues.ADDITIONAL CAUSES OF ADULT ACNEUnbalanced hormones are a major additional cause of adult acne. When your hormones are raging and get out of whack as a teenager, sometimes acne results. The same holds true for adults. Therefore during pregnancy and during menopause women may be attacked by adult acne.Another adult acne cause is drugs. Some drugs produce acne side affects. Anti epileptic, anti tuberculosis, lithium and other drugs often produce adult acne. Fortunately when you stop taking the drugs, the acne usually goes away.Amazingly an unclean face is rarely mentioned in the literature as a cause of adult acne. For example people who wear a face mask on the job for safety and other reasons sometime contract acne.The doctors wax on about Chronic Physical Pressure and they even have a term for it, Acne Mechanical. The obvious reason for adult acne in these cases is that the masks trap dirt and help rub that dirt into the pores. Duh, guess what happens with clogged pores? You get acne.Therefore one rather obvious adult acne treatment is to clean your face two or three times a day or as needed.Of course there are some work situations where the chemical environment can cause acne.ADULT ACNE SYNDROMESSome adults go into great despair about their acne. Of course, some teenagers do too, but they assume their acne will get better as they grow up. Acne Dysmorphia is a rare syndrome where the individual gets deeply depressed about their adult acne.For these adults, acne is no joke. Acne Dysmorphia can make people recluses and be obsessive about finding a cure for their condition.Fortunately this is a rare occurrence.ADULT ACNE HOPEAdult acne can be cured. Keep your face clean. I like to gently clean my face with water and baking soda either before I retire, in the morning or both. It unclogs the pores and removes dead skin. Then apply a good moisturizer. Try it. It works.Touching is probably one of the most often overlooked reasons for adult acne. Break the habit of putting your hands on your face! Also rubbing or bracing your chin is another common problem while thinking.Do not rub, touch, or itch your skin with your hands. Your hands contain a lot of bacteria that can cause acne flare-ups.Doctors say that your face is the dirtiest part of your body. Why? It’s because it is the body part most exposed to the elements. Also one that is most touched by our hands.Therefore, carry a small plastic bottle of waterless hand cleaner or sanitizer. Use it frequently during the day. If you are tempted to touch your face then such hand cleaning will reduce the possibility that adult acne is produced.ADULT ACNE- THE FAST FIXWhat’s the best short term fix? A fix where you don’t have to wait days or weeks for the cure? What about when you have that hot date or important social event? What do you do? It just so happens I have your solution. Drum roll please…, go see a licensed esthetician (person who does facials and more) like the two at my salon.Why you say? Easy, an esthetician will professionally extract the pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. Your face will be smooth and eruption free. Pause for applause…, you’ll Email me with your effusive thanks because it works. Your date will be saved and your social standing enhanced (smile).However if you have a complex condition go the Dermatologist sooner rather than later. Don’t assume you have to put up with adult acne.