What Causes Adult Acne & How to treat it

29th September 2021

Having acne as an adult is normal. Although acne is commonly thought of as a problem of adolescence, it can appear in anyone at any age. Thankfully, there are treatments out there that can help treat and prevent outbreaks that occur in your adult life.

In this article, we will run through what the typical causes of adult acne are, and how we can treat it, so you can help prevent any further acne flare-ups.

What causes adult acne?

There are a number of possible factors that can cause your skin to break out into acne. Most of which are because of lifestyle choices. Always consult a doctor if you are experiencing acne, but the typical causes include:

– Hormones

– Stress

– Diet (Unhealthy foods can increase inflammation throughout the body).

– Medications

How can we treat adult acne?

  • Incorporate daily skincare into your routine

A lot of men shy away from having a specific skincare routine as part of their lifestyle, as it might seem futile. But sticking to a facial cleansing routine every day can help prevent your acne-prone skin from flaring up.

A dermatologists advice is to wash your face no more than twice a day. Using cool or warm water and using your hands, a washcloth or a cleansing brush for 30 seconds can do the trick.

  • Resist the urge to touch your acne

Your hands go through a lot in a day, and so much bacteria can be picked up on them. That’s why you should always resist touching your face throughout the day.

Touching, popping or fiddling with your acne can cause this bacteria to spread onto your face, which can contribute to more acne. There is also the possibility of acne scarring if you’re constantly picking at your spots.

  • Using dermatologically tested facial cleansers

Using dermatologically tested cleansers can help wash away any dirt and grime your face picks up during a busy day.

We recommend using Aveda’s botanical kinetics exfoliant for sensitive skin, which uses naturally derived ingredients plus salicylic acid, a known ingredient that fights acne

If your acne still persists, there might be a need to get skin care products that include stronger ingredients to help you with your acne treatment

  • Improve your diet

One of the ways to treat your acne and help prevent it in the future is by switching up your diet. You will want to include foods that have vitamins that help keep your skin nice and healthy.

One clinical study of 14 observational studies that included nearly 80,000 children, adolescents, and young adults showed a link between dairy products and increased risk of acne. Some other studies have also linked foods that cause blood sugar levels to rise more quickly to acne.

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