Adult acne skin care is required for those that are prone to unsightly outbreaks in the adult years. Just as pimples can be embarrassing for teens; they can also cause social anxiety in grown men and women. About 25% of men and 50% of women have reported having at least a few pimples every so often on the face, neck or body. These blemishes appear usually one or two at a time and take the form of a whitehead or a blackhead. The causes of these blemishes are for the most part unknown, but there are a variety of theories that dermatologists agree upon. A major step in curing consistent blemishes is to discuss with a doctor, some possibilities, on why the pimples are forming in the first place.
Dermatologists are unsure of the exact cause of acne in adults, but they do have some theories. One reason may be due to a hormonal imbalance. Common imbalances can occur in women during menopause or during their premenstrual cycle. For women with a history of acne prone skin care, certain vitamins that help to balance the hormonal levels in the body are recommended. When the hormone levels are increased, it causes the sebaceous gland to produce an extra amount of sebum. This sebum begins to damage the walls of the follicle and eventually allows the follicle’s contents to leak out into the dermis. When the contents of the follicle come into contact with the dermis layers, an inflammatory cyst will form, creating what the layman refers to as a pimple. Women that suffer from adult acne skin care should contact their physicians to have their hormonal levels checked.Other related theories for those with acne prone skin care include diets that are high in fats. High fat foods can be potato chips, fatty meats, sodas, and excessively processed carbohydrates. While the diet theory has not been proven, there are a variety of claims by both men and women who say their diet is directly related to whether or not they break out in blemishes. In addition to diet, a deficiency of certain key vitamins in the body is also thought to be a cause for pimples in adults. Dermatologists recommend taking a daily multivitamin if breakouts occur. Another common cause of blemishes in the later years can be attributed to newly developed allergies to dyes, laundry soaps, facial cleansers, etc. As people age, the body can develop certain allergies, even to items they use and have been using on a regular basis. With a multitude of theories for what actually causes the breakouts, it is difficult to locate one’s individual source. Testing each theory for at least a week should help reveal the cause. If all else fails, ask a physician for advice.A newly developed factor in combating adult acne skin care is the release of stress. Stress has been documented to raise chemical levels in the body and may be a reason that a person’s hormone production becomes irregular. Participating in regular relaxation techniques and exercise as well as taking time to pray and see the world through God’s perspective may be the answer. After all, “Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?” (Matthew 6:27). The Bible says not to worry or stress over the things in daily life. We cannot change what we cannot understand and the Lord understandeth all. Trust in the Lord. Give Him the stress of daily living, and allow the body to heal itself.Most acne prone skin care treatments can be performed in the comfort of the home and for less than one might think. The most popular solution for getting rid of unsightly blemishes is to use an over the counter 2.5% benzoyl peroxide regimen. BP or benzoyl peroxide can be found at any local drug store. If antibiotics, sulfur and hormonal regulation medication have no effect, then it is time to give a tried and true home remedy a chance. The following remedy should be performed twice daily. The first time in the morning upon waking up, the second right before bed. In addition to the purchase of BP, a facial cleanser and thick moisturizer should also be purchased. All these items can be found at a pharmacy or a discount drug store. Some people may have adverse reactions to the BP. Redness and itchiness are common side effects and should subdue within a few weeks. If any swelling or crusting occurs, this is a sign of an allergic reaction and the regimen should be immediately discontinued.The first step in the home remedy is to thoroughly cleanse the face and neck area with a good cleanser, scrubbing lightly to peel off any dead layers of skin or to remove any oily deposits. Once the face and neck have dried completely, a liberal application of the BP should be rubbed into the skin in locations that require the most adult acne skin care. Immediately after rubbing in the BP, the moisturizer should be applied to the face and neck. The BP will dry the skin out, causing the pimples to reduce in size, until they eventually disappear. Allow four to six weeks to see lasting results. As a precaution, those with acne prone skin care should perform the regimen on a test area before applying it liberally to their face. This will ensure that minimal side effects occur for those that may be allergic to the BP.