Adult acne exists and a lot of people seem to be unaware of it. I would like to think that it’s because there is this misconception that acne only happens during the teenage years and gradually wears off as they age. As a result many people are caught unaware and seem to not know how to treat it. It is important to take note that if you experienced acne problems during your teenage age you might suffer from it again when you are an adult. The treatment for this type of acne is not the same as when you were in your teens. This is because your skin is already different from how it used to be. Because of this, here are some tips on how to treat adult acne.
Buy a reputable over the counter acne treatment product
Over The Counter (OTC) products could easily treat mild acne breakouts. Nowadays, there are a lot of acne treatments that are available in the market. It is very important to do some research before purchasing an OTC product. This helps you to educate yourself on the product and know wether it is safe to use or not. Over the years some products have been proven as ineffective. Some might have harsh elements that could further damage your skin. If you were afraid to buy certain products, it would be best to consult your dermatologist. This will ensure that the product suits your skin type as well. You may also ask for recommendations from friends and family members who encountered a similar case of acne like yours. Or, you may do your own research on the product’s way of how to treat adult acne.
Use creams that have benzoyl peroxide as an active ingredient. But keep in mind that even these anti-acne products can still cause your skin to dry. Therefore even though they help in healing your acne so you still need to use moisturizers. The stronger the medicine is, the higher percentage of benzoyl peroxide it contains. Some users testify that using creams with benzoyl peroxide is one of the best solutions on how to clear up acne.
For serious breakout and if OTC products do not seem to work, undergo cosmetic procedures in a reputable derma clinic. Cosmetic procedures such as microdermabrasion and laser resurfacing are some of the common procedures to treat adult acne.
Keep in mind that these procedures should be done using clean materials so it would be best to visit a reputable clinic.
Do not Pope the zits
Never squeeze your acne! A lot of adults have this desire to squeeze or prick their zits on their own, which could cause further damage. Never do this, squeezing will only push the infection deep into the skin. Avoid squeezing or popping your pimples, and stop touching your face!.
The more you touch or squeeze the puss out of your acne, the more sebum your skin will produce. It will take more time for your pimples and blackheads to clear up because of the inflammation and irritation that can possibly occur.
Eat Healthy Foods
Eat healthy foods. In order to flush away toxins that could cause acne, you need to drink a lot of water and eat fruits and vegetables. Keep in mind that well-hydrated skin has better chances to rejuvenate rather than dry skin.
Also, try to live a healthy lifestyle by having a well-rested body. Keep in mind that stress is one of the causes of acne as well so it really pays if you get your eight-hours worth of sleep per day.
Wash and moisturize
Wash your face thoroughly (about 60 seconds) at least two times a day. Proper facial hygiene is the best way to be proactive. Use facial soaps and cleansers that do not contain oil or soaps that are not acidic. Wash your face after a sweat session. It’s no secret that sweat clogs pores, so keep wipes or a spray with you when you know you are going to be sweating.
Don’t forget to moisturize after washing your face with a sulfur-based soap that is designed specifically for acne-prone skin. Washing can strip your skin of natural lipids, so put a moisturizer that suits your skin type (sensitive, normal, dry, oily, or combination) so that your body will not produce extra oil that may cause your skin to be more susceptible to breakouts.
There are other tips that could help to treat adult acne, but these are some of the basic things that you need to know! Try one tip after the other and surely, you will be able to find something that will work for you! Always keep in mind that even though these tips worked for some, it does not necessarily mean that it might work for you too. Whichever solution is best for you, keep it as a part of your daily routine. No matter what technique you choose on how to clear up acne, you need to remember that your acne problems will never be solved overnight.