Understanding Adult acne

Adult acne is becoming more prevalent, and many people simultaneously use anti-aging products and acne treatments to cure both.

Acne can cause your skin to produce more oil and clog pores.

One type of adult acne is hormonal acne caused by fluctuations in hormone levels which can include: pregnancy, menopause, birth control, and going on hormone therapy regimens. Adult acne is going to be more prominent in the chin and jawline.

High-stress levels elevate cortisol in the body, which creates fluctuations in hormones and contributes to hormonal acne.

Environmental pollution can build up on the skin and clog pores, contributing to adult acne.

Genetics is another contributing factor to adult acne. You might be predisposed to acne yourself if your parents had acne skin.

Benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and retinoids are a few ingredients to look for in products to treat acne.

Homecare is essential in treating acne and requires a commitment to your skincare routine. The skincare routine doesn’t have to include many steps or be super expensive, but a good consultation can help give insight into which products will help you the most.

Every skin is unique, and what may work for one person’s skin doesn’t always work for everyone. It can be disappointing and costly to keep trying product after product. I recommend trying just one or two products at a time initially to get your skin on the right track.

Morning and nighttime routine will be crucial in curing acne and takes patience, but the results will be well worth it. Washing your face after a workout and at night before bed will help clear your skin.

Exfoliation is essential to remove a build-up of dead skin cells from the surface that can clog the pores, and I recommend a gentle exfoliant as acne often comes with inflammation on the skin. You don’t want a harsh exfoliator strips the skin or spreads bacteria.

If you have inflammation in the skin, you may want to try a product that will calm and soothe the skin and make it less irritated.

Some calming ingredients for acne include green tea and CBD. These ingredients can help to decrease inflammation in the skin.

Some food triggers for adult acne can be sugary foods and dairy products. If you notice that your breakouts are worse after eating these foods, then you know that that’s a trigger for you and your skin. I sometimes recommend keeping a journal to record your daily activities and food intake to help you see patterns between specific activities, foods, and breakouts. It’s interesting to look back on these after a few months and see what might have contributed to a flare-up.

I recommend consulting a licensed skincare professional to help you examine your current regimen and see if there are any holes in your everyday product routine that can prevent future outbreaks and clear up existing acne. Glymedplus has a comprehensive acne line that delivers results when you use it consistently.

After your skin has cleared up, I recommend products to help fade any acne scars that might have formed on the skin. For consults about acne or skin-related questions, visit my website to book your appointment.


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