Health and Wellness

Health: Combatting Adult Acne

Almost everyone hates going through puberty while they’re going through it because the effects on the body and the emotions are difficult. The problem is that many of the things that people deal with in puberty don’t go away just because they’ve turned 20! Puberty happens and that’s fine but there are things like acne that still happen to adults. Many adults still struggle with breakouts from time to time and most of the time, it’s to do with stress.

This blog, Stress Acne: What It Is And How To Get Rid Of It, is one way to learn all about acne as an adult, but understanding how to combat adult acne is going to take time to research, learn why you have acne in the first place and what you can use to hold it at bay. It can happen at any time, to anyone of any age, and the biggest thing that you need to know is how to treat it and prevent it. Some people choose to go with medication – just like they did as a teenager – but it can often be a big challenge to achieve that pure skin look that they’re looking for. As an adult, you do have one thing that teenagers don’t: the ability to buy products that could help. So, with this in mind, here are some of the strategies that you can use to combat adult acne.

  1. Use an excellent cleanser. Your skincare routine really does matter when it comes to acne. You need to know the right products and how to use them in the right order and the most important part of your skincare routine is in cleansing. Almost all of the breakouts that adults deal with when it comes to acne are still due to blocked pores rather than hormones like puberty. Cleansing your face before bed and when you get up in the morning will help you to get rid of the dead skin cells building up and it will help you to wash away the sweat and sleep – and drool – in the night. 
  2. Invest in your exfoliator. Did you know that chronic spots can cause discoloration in your skin? You might have already noticed that your skin is changing as a result. You should make sure that you are using exfoliators and wash your face properly. You can remove old skin, give your skin cell growth a boost and reduce the appearance of acne in the first place. You should think about exactly which exfoliation products you want to use and go from there. When you pair it with cleanser (use exfoliation stuff beforehand!) you are going to keep your skin clearer and cleaner than ever.
  3. Try not to go with too many chemical products. Perfumes, makeups and even face washes need to be natural and perfume free where possible. This can ensure that you have fewer breakouts and you can maintain a gentler pH balance in your skin. This will help the spots to hold off and you can make sure that your skin is balanced.
  4. Eat better food. They say you are what you eat, right? Well, when you eat nutritious and vitamin-rich foods, you’re going to feel the difference in your skin and you will really be able to change the way your skin breaks down. Eating good foods helps to flush out your skin and it can also help your digestion, which will really help! You want to make sure that you are not putting out negative hormones into your face, so eating antioxidant-rich foods will really help.
  5. Get a therapist. Stress management will be a great way to stop adult acne from happening because you can eliminate the stressors. Elimination is hard, and it takes a lot of work so a therapist is going to help you to get where you need to be. A toxic skin environment is never going to help and you will notice your skin breaking out when you are overly stressed. Managing stress won’t just help your skin, however, but it will help your quality of life, too. You can help to balance your hormones, too.

Speak to a doctor. Getting prescribed creams and medications is usually a last resort for people, and there’s a good reason for that. Medicines can be harsh and have harsh side effects, leading to skin feeling sensitive. You need to think about seeing a dermatologist and they can prescribe something that’s good for your skin and not too harsh.

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