Even though acne is extremely common there is still stigma attached to it, especially in adults as it’s often though of as something that only happens to teenagers or as a result of an unhealthy lifestyle. Those with oily skin tend to suffer with acne breakouts more than others, but there are some ways to help those affected by spots.
Those with oily skin will find that washing the face at least twice a day will be beneficial. However, once a day for normal skin might be all the skin can tolerate, as too much cleansing can cause excessive dryness and irritation, ultimately making breakouts worse.
Gentle exfoliating will keep your skin in a good condition and will remove the dead skin that can lead to blocked pores and acne.
Too many face creams and moisturising products will overload the skin and could cause spots. You will need some moisturiser, so maybe use a lighter one to control your acne breakouts.
If you take part in activities that cause you to sweat more, then you should always take a shower. Your acne will get worse when oil produced from sweating just sits on your skin, because the chances of blocked pores will increase. A quick shower will help you to avoid making any acne breakouts worse.
The cause of acne is the same whatever age you are. Acne is a skin condition caused by the hormones in the body triggering the sebaceous glands and producing excess oil. When the skin cells don’t shed properly they plug the pores trapping the oil and bacteria. As oil and bacteria accumulate, it then inflames and pushes outwards, forming whiteheads, blackheads and spots.
The acne problem can easily be made worse by piling on make-up to try to hide the spots and by picking at the pimples. When you wake up to a facial breakout you want to hide your face from the world, and when acne scars the face it’s very demoralising to accept that the skin will never look smooth or look flawless. Fortunately, these days there are plenty of solutions that can help.
Advanced laser technology is very effective for adult acne, adolescent acne and various grades of acne – severe, moderate or mild. The laser light activates the body’s natural acne fighting defences, which reduces breakouts, now and in the future.
Microdermabrasion and chemical peels are also great treatments for acne scarring. They work by removing the top layer of dead skin and revealing new, fresh and radiant skin underneath. Both treatments help clients get rid of unsightly acne scars, fine lines, uneven skin tones and blocked pores.