Acne is a skin problem that many girls suffer from especially in their teenage years. In most people, the acne gets led severe and eventually subsides by the age of twenty or so when a person grows up. However, in some people, acne can recur in adult life, too. Reasons for Adult Acne are basically the same as teenage acne but adult acne are more severe and since the adult skin is less resilient than young, teenage skin which has a superior regeneration power, the adult acne can actually cause more scarring. Also, adult acne is more common in women and distributed along the lower half of face. Let’s take a look at some of the main Reasons for Adult Acne.
The most common Reasons for Adult Acne are ⇓
- Hormonal fluctuations among Reasons for Adult Acne
If your skin is acne more, the most common stimulus for occurrence of fresh acne is hormonal ups and downs. So, the time around menstruation, starting and stopping your oral contraceptive pill each month, pregnancy, restarting of periods after pregnancy and menopause are all major phases when the hormone levels in body fluctuate. This is the time when you need to be extra cautious about keeping your skin clean and watching what you eat.
- Genetics among Reasons for Adult Acne
- Stress among Reasons for Adult Acne
- Unhealthy Diet among Reasons for Adult Acne
Other Reasons for Adult Acne
- Sometimes, the immune system of your body starts over reacting to the otherwise harmless skin flora of bacteria that reside your facial pores and hair follicles.
- Hair styling products getting into your skin pores and actually clogging them happen to be a major reason of acne on the forehead region of grown up women. So, be really careful while spraying them and also keep your hair off your face. Bangs are not a good idea for acne prone skin.
- Common methods of hair removal from skin like waxing, plucking, tweezing, threading etc lead to open pores giving bacteria a convenient breeding ground. Likewise, the products applied over your skin before and after hair removal can lead to clogging of pores and development of acne. So, always wash your skin with an antibacterial soap before you opt for any method of hair removal. You should also scrub your skin to exfoliate dead skin cells. Before as well as after waxing/ tweezing apply a 1% hydrocortisone ointment to decrease the chances of acne.
- Skin care and makeup products that are comedogenic or irritating to your skin might lead to breakouts. The best bet is not to experiment with too many new products and stick to whatever you know already suits your skin.
- Disinfect your phone regularly.
- Wash your face towel with antibacterial soap daily and sun dry it.
- Wash your sheets and pillow covers regularly.
- Never ever sleep with your makeup on. Always use a triple cleansing method to remove your makeup. First, uses makeup remover wipe to grossly get rid of the most superficial layer of makeup. Second, the oil soluble components of your makeup products can be removed by applying a layer or baby oil on your face and gently massaging it into your face using circular motions. Use a cotton ball to remove the molten portion of your makeup products. The oil also helps remove eye and lip products really well. Lastly, wash your face with a face wash and pat dry.
- Pick gel based sunscreens as they are much less likely to clog pores.
- Cut down on too much of carbohydrates in your diet.
So ladies, that’s all for now! Hope you liked reading my post 🙂 Catch you soon with another topic 🙂