Diseases Acne

What Is Adult Acne?

Introduction

While it is true that adolescents have more of an issue with acne, adults can get it and many do. Acne adult is a problem that affects many adults who thought the problem was over once they got through the teenage years. Since this is not always the case, many people who are adults have a harder time dealing with the acne and do not know how to get rid of it. In order to treat the acne, it may help to understand what causes it and how you can get rid of it.

Acne adult is caused by an oily substance made by the sebaceous gland. It can clog pores which then attract bacteria and they then become inflamed and irritated. This is the biggest cause of acne in adults. Some adults can have acne due to hypersensitivity or androgens, a male hormone. An imbalance in the female hormone estrogen can cause a breakout. Women tend to have more of a problem when their hormones are out of whack. This can be due to pregnancy, perimenopause or menopause. All of these can cause a big change in hormones and can cause acne breakouts. Women can also have breakouts from the makeup they are using.

Treating acne adult can be more difficult than treating a teenager's acne breakout. The skin of an adult is can not handle a lot of the chemicals that are in most of the commercial cleaners that teenagers can use. Using these on an adult face can cause the skin to dry out and get irritated. If the skin is irritated, this can sometimes lead to a bigger breakout. You need to avoid using cleansers that are very strong. Using a mild cleanser is better in this case and can help your skin.

Creams and lotions can help to keep the face soft and help to avoid a major breakout. Your doctor can also prescribe medications to help with your acne adult. If you also make an effort to eat better, you will not only have more energy, but this can also help to keep your face clearer. Drinking more water can also help to flush the skin of toxins and help your face stay clear. Keeping your stress levels to a minimum can also help you keep your breakouts to a minimum. The more stress you have the more breakouts you could suffer from.

You also want to keep your hands away from your face as much as you can. Your hands have oils on them that can clog your pores and these can cause you to break out. While it is true that most people are tempted to pop pimples, you should avoid doing this because it can make the bacteria spread adding to the problem. If you are breaking out, ask your doctor what he or she recommends. There may be something that they know about that is not necessarily for acne, but does help.

Tips and comments

If you are suffering from acne as an adult, talk to your doctor about what you can do to lessen the problem.

 

By Sally Vigil, published at 02/27/2012
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