Adults and the Acne

Adults and the Acne

We usually related acne to teens. What we as adults have, we think it is the casual pimples which are popping up because of stress or certain hormonal disturbances but, is it actually that trivial or do these “pimples” deserve some serious attention from us?

Here, let us have a look at what the major causes of adult acne are and how some of the basic home care regimens can prevent it from happening.

A look at the Causes

Stress
A pretty obvious reason which can be seen at its effective best when you are planning for a party! The exact cause for this has not been determined but evidence based research claims that stress is the reason for about 60% of the adult acne

Too Much Makeup
Yes, we know that make-up have become a part of your life and a basic foundation mixed with the sunscreen is a must apply before you leave your home but, that foundation might be the reason for your acne. Also, the night creams, the anti-wrinkle creams, the moisturising DIYs- it can be anything. Now, how to know which one is the reason, try by avoiding one at a time; you’ll know it soon.

Too Particular about your CleanUps
Going for clean-ups or facials again and again might cause acne because both of these tend to leave the pores open for a while and then, pollution, dirt and dust and hence the bacteria and viruses are all around and abound.
Also, lymphatic drainages if done wrong (the results of the facial massages) result in acne too.

Too Careless about your CleanUps
Goes without saying, if you are not cleaning up well, and 3 months ago was the last you had a clean-up or even a proper exfoliation, you know whom to blame for those whiteheads, blackheads and pimples popping up.

Not scaring but PCOS or Thyroid may be the cause
Especially towards the age of 40 years and above when many ladies are nearing their menopause, hormones play a havoc on the internal systems resulting in acne. However, sometimes things can be as serious as a Polycystic ovarian Syndrome or thyroid too. Hence, if your acne is recurring abnormally- abnormally in the sense that it doesn’t tend to go away, a hormonal profiling is something you should go for immediately.

The Solution Part:

Like always, don’t touch, don’t pop
Touching your pimples continuously does nothing but help in spreading the infection to other opened up pores on your skin too which means more pimples for you. Hence, avoid that totally. Same goes for popping your pimples!

Keep a Betnovate handy
Yes, because it acts fast and at least dries your pimple up. A short term solution but immediate enough to keep you pimple in check

Exfoliate but in limit
Like we keep saying always, 2 times a week is enough exfoliation for your skin. Wednesday evenings and Sunday nights are the best to go for it (Or a Saturday night if you do not have any plans otherwise)

And finally, when you buy your beauty products, looks out for these.
Either of the below mentioned in your beauty products will help contain your acne issues.

  • Salicylic acid also known as beta-hydroxy acid works by exfoliating gently to unclog pores.
  • Benzoyl peroxide works by actually killing the acne bacteria, while exfoliating the pores at the same time..
  • Glycolic Acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid and an exfoliating ingredient because it targets both acne and wrinkles at the same time.