Adult acne facts
Statistics show us that 50% of all adult women and 25% of all adult men are affected by acne, including some sever cases of consistence breakouts and don’t include adults wit the odd breakout. Adult acne is common, like any other acne and the major factor that cause them are hormones, but social anxiety and depression in adults may also cause it. Adult acne is caused by sebum, an oily substance produced by the skin’s sebaceous glands. Sebum clogs pores, which attract bacteria and become inflamed. For some adults, breakouts are a result of hypersensitivity or overproduction of androgen (male hormones). But an imbalance in both male and female hormones (estrogen) can also cause breakouts. For women, this can happen during pregnancy, perimenopause, and menopause. Some medications, such as corticosteroids, and cosmetics can also contribute to the development of acne.
Treating adult acne is tricky. Most acne medications are geared to teens’ oily skin, a bad choice for drier adult skin. It is good to do a few things prior to this consultation to help the dermatologist design a skin care regiment that is unique to you. Which treatment is best depends on which type of acne you have.
First thing to do is get a not book and keep to keep track of your daily routine. Each day write down what you had for meals and you snacks, your skin care routine and when you do it, you sleeping habits, how you were feeling that day, and the weather. At the top of each page write down how you skin was that day, some people even like to include a picture. This may seem like a lot of work but after about a month you should see some sort of pattern in your breakout. One or more of the things you do can contribute to your breakouts. After that the Dermatologist can help you with a good skin care regiment to control your acne. More often than not you’ll also receive a skin care product(s) that include benzoyl peroxide to help with the process.
Adult acne can be frustrating, but don’t give up hope. Acne treatments have improved tremendously, and nearly every case of adult onset acne can be successfully controlled with the right treatment. Just try to keep in mind that it takes a while to get acne under control so if our feeling depressed or have anxiety make sure to confide in a family member or friend on how your feeling.