Acne is something we normally associate with teenagers, since they’re the ones who get them most often. However, adults can face this issue, too. In fact, whether you’re in your twenties, thirties, or forties makes no difference. If you’re at an age when you expect your wrinkles to appear, and instead you get acne, it’s safe to say you won’t be happy about it. And you’re wondering why you’re getting acne and how you can deal with them, here are some answers and suggestions for you.
The causes of adult acne
There is a whole range of reasons you can experience a breakout of acne in your adult years. For instance, hormonal changes which happen as you lose or gain weight, go through menopause, or once you stop using birth control pills could be the cause of acne. Furthermore, certain medications can lead to acne, and these include various antiseizure drugs, lithium and corticosteroids. The reason may also hide somewhere in your family medical history, but also in some everyday things, such as stress, the bacteria you transfer from your mobile phone to your face or some of the ingredients in your hair products. This is why you should disinfect your phone regularly and rinse your face well after using your shampoo and conditioner, especially if you know you’re prone to acne breakouts. If you’re unsure of what the underlying problem is, your dermatologist will probably be able to help you, so visit them if your acne is persistent.
The ways to fight acne
As annoying as acne can be, the good news is that there are several ways you can deal with it. Here is what you can do.
Read the labels
Other than the above-mentioned hair products, acne can be caused by some low-quality skin products as well. This is especially problematic during the summer or when you’re on vacation in a country with predominantly hot desert climate, such as the United Arab Emirates, since that’s when you need sun protection the most, and certain types of sunscreen can also cause acne. That’s why you should look for the signs such as ‘Oil-free’, ‘Non-acnegenic’ or ‘noncomedogenic’ (this means that the product won’t clog your pores) on the package. However, if you still get acne, make sure you don’t squeeze or pop them, since that can leave scars. In case an outburst happens to you while on vacation in UAE, you should look for an esteemed aesthetic clinic in Dubai. It’s essential that you only allow experts to manage your acne, and especially the scars it can lead to.
Treat your skin well
As you get older, your skin becomes thinner, which means that it can get irritated more easily. That’s why you’ll have to treat your skin more gently and with only the first-rate products, so that you don’t dry it. Use a salicylic acid cleanser for washing your face twice a day to rid your skin of any dirt or oil which can clog your pores. The better the cleanser you use is, the easier the other skin products, such as your moisturizer, will reach your skin and do their job. Make sure the water you wash your face with is lukewarm and that you don’t rub your face with a towel, but rather pat it dry softly. Finally, don’t go to bed with your makeup on. Even if it doesn’t normally cause acne, it can definitely clog your pores if you keep it on all through the night.
Make your lifestyle healthier
When enough oxygen reaches your skin cells, the acne-causing bacteria will be less likely to thrive, which means that you’ll also be less likely to face an acne outburst. The best way to achieve this is through regular exercise. Not only will you feel better and more energetic, but exercise also reduces your cortisol levels and makes your body produce more endorphins. These feel-good chemicals can calm you down and allow you to sleep better. And when you get your eight hours of sleep a night, you’ll give your skin enough time to regenerate and stay healthy. So, avoid stress and try staying as relaxed and as happy as you can.
With these suggestions, there’s a chance you’ll keep your skin acne-free. However, if they don’t help, the best thing you can do is see a dermatologist and ask for advice and help.