Adult acne is a skin condition that happens to some adults whereas they are no longer in puberty. For some, adult acne often occurs after the age of 25; this may be due to hormonal changes, hygiene, stress, oily skin makeup products, and bacteria that all can irritate skin pores and an outbreak of painful acne that spreads larger than a pore to the surface of the skin.
At Texas Laser Clinic, we understand that the terms Acne & Pimple are used interchangeably. Acne and Pimple are caused by clogged pores. Yet, there is a fine line between them. When a single pore gets clogged, that is a pimple.
Acne, or best “Acne Vulgaris” occurs when multiple painful breakouts emerge on the skin. The scientific vocabulary is the formation of comedones & papules (small bumps on forehead & chin like blackheads), pustules (a small blister on skin that contains pus), nodules (an abnormal tissue growth or lumps under the skin).
- Hormonal change in men and women
- Menstrual cycle in women
- Poor Diet, which can influence hormones and cause inflammation
- (Eat more citrus fruit & leafy green vegetables to reduce inflammation)
- Environmental Stress
- Hair products, Skin care products & makeup; which clog up pores and change the pH of skin. (The face pH is 5.5; hair pH is 4.5 to 5.0 to prevent fungi;) Harsh hair and face products can cause acne.
The largest organ in our body is the human skin. Adults carry 8 pounds (3.6 kilograms) and 22 square feet (2 square meters) of skin. This vast organ is prone to be effected by many different factors. As we mentioned before, hormonal change, personal hygiene, inflammation, stress can all create an outbreak on our skin. The main skin areas that are notably most affected is:
- Upper arms
The best way to prevent or reduce adult acne is to upkeep personal hygiene.
- Shower regularly; use mild shampoos
- Remove makeup before bedtime and use mild soap and water to wash your face
- Avoid harmful skin products. Always check labels and look for terms “non-comedogenic”, “oil-free”, or “won’t clog pores.”
- Avoid facial oils & hair products that contain oil
- Wear SPF 30+ best SPF 50+; Regardless what the weather, always wear your sunscreen. UV-Rays don’t have a day off. May it rain or shine, our skin is always exposed to harmful UV-Rays that cause skin cancer.
- Do not squeeze or handle your outbreaks, it will leave scaring or darker pigmentation
- No plucking of facial hair. By plucking facial hair, you expose the pore to become clogged by weather pollution, skin care products