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Adult Acne: How To Deal With It?

Updated on March 8, 2013

Acne and oily skin plague a lot of people, especially women who are more sensitive about their looks. What is Acne? Acne is the blockage, over secretion and inflammation of the oil glands. It usually affects the face, back, shoulders and chest. It usually stars with blackheads, which are formed when pores near the skin surface become clogged with dead cells and oil (sebum). The plugged material when it darkens becomes a blackhead. The inflammation when it turns red are the unsightly pimples that all of us dread.

Acne occurs predominantly between age 13 and 19 due to hormonal changes of puberty. It may also occur in one’s 20s, 30s and 40s for the first time even though it never happened during their teen years. Acne in adolescence results primarily from hormonal changes taking place in the body; the hormones stimulate sebum production.. Having adult acne is a cruel joke played by nature. Most adults thinks that teenagers are the only ones to deal with acne and breakouts. Unfortunately, many people face having adult acne problems. In order to treat adult acne, here are 8 important tips that one should follow.

First, one must avoid or quit smoking. Cigarette smoking is highly linked to causing women adult acne. If you are one of those who smoke and walk around with breakouts in your face, it’s time to quit smoking. Quitting smoking will improve your skin, and health.

Second, some skin breakouts maybe the result of food allergies. If you think that this might be causing your acne, keep a food journal. You must keep a list of what you eat and the condition of your skin. Try avoiding those foods you think maybe a trigger to your acne for a couple of weeks for improvements.

Third, check if your skin maybe sensitive to some of the ingredients in your skin care products. If you started using something new, and noticed a difference in your skin, the new products might have caused the acne.

Fourth, use alpha hydroxy acids and salicylic acids (AHA)for they are know to clear up bad skins. AHA’s work by exfoliating and cleaning the top layer of the skin. It also boost collage and helps smooth the skin. Salicylic acids penetrates inside the pores to exfoliate and prevent future breakouts.

Fifth, keep your hands of your face. Your hands touch everything, and pull in dirt and oil. When you touch face, there is a very high possibility of dirt and oil getting into your skin, and causing it to cloged your pores.

Sixth, use tea tree oil as a natural disinfectant against adult acne. Dab a small amount into your blemishes, breaking down the bacteria that causes acne, and it helps speed up the healing process without removing the skin’s natural moisture.

Seventh, drink more water to keep your body and skin hydrated.

Lastly, don’t pick your zits. When you pop a pimple, the bacteria inside goes into the skin. Remember, it’s the bacteria that causes the skin to break out. By picking your zits, more area in your face will be likely to be infected.

Prevention is the best treatment for acne scars. Medication, treatments and dietary regulations help control acne. Good hygiene should be observed, however, to prevent more serious infections. Severe acne may be treated by antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide, or vitamin A derivatives. Before using any medications to treat acne, it’s better to follow the tips enumerated above to prevent having acne. Try making these changes in order to reduce the possibility of having adult acne.

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