Adult Acne

Why is Adult Acne on the Rise?

Clinical studies indicate that adult acne is on the rise and more than ever before, adults are enduring the challenges of oily and acneic skin conditions.

Skin Health Hub Skin Conditions Adult AcneAcne vulgaris in adult women may indicate an imbalance of hormones due to pregnancy or an underlying disorder such as polycystic ovary syndrome or acne climacterica.

The onset of menopause can also be a contributing factor for the development of acne as production of the natural anti-acne ovarian hormones; estradiol and progesterone begin to change and the acnegenic hormone; testosterone becomes more prominent.

Some medications can cause adult acne and have the capability of changing, perpetuating, or inhibiting the skin’s normal cycle of oil production, and cell renewal activities.

Another reason why adult acne is on the rise may be due to an increase in the daily stresses in our lives and that chronic stress is an aggravating factor which leads to adult acne. Most of us have experienced stress throughout times in our lives that seems to manifest in the form of a break-out. However, with chronic, continual stress the increase in hormone levels, can lead to an overproduction of oil and a build-up of sebum, allowing bacteria to form and dead skin cells being trapped beneath the skins surface.

The pressure to juggle work, family and the home has become for generations of women in their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s a lifestyle that is believed to contribute and aggravate acne in adults. These external factors as well as internal, psychological effects of having adult acne can all contribute to the continued flare-¬ups and breakouts occurring.

When it comes to the options that are available to treat adult acne, your goal should be to manage your acne. If you can help control it and prevent it from scarring (from not picking or squeezing) over time your skin will look better. Typically the methods used to treat acne are:

  • Topical Creams available over-the-counter at your pharmacy, drug store or department store which will most likely contain benzoyl peroxide which causes the skin to dry and peel.
  • Topical antibiotics and retinoid creams
  • Oral antibiotics
  • Hormones and anti-androgens for females
  • Oral retinoids such as Accutane
  • Specialty skin clinic treatments such as: chemical peels, laser treatments, LED light therapy.

While often effective, the treatments listed above can leave some clients open to side effects that accompany their use. Painful skin irritations can include: burning, blistering, crusting, itching, severe redness, or swelling.

If you are seeking a more holistic way to control your acne and your will find our range of acne skin solutions at our Skin Health Shop. Here you will find products such as SkinB5 Acne Vitamin Supplement System to work from within to control skin oil production, balance hormones and strengthen the immune system PLUS Skin Care formulas proven to be highly effective in controlling adult acne with antibacterial agents and ingredients to absorb excess oil, minimize pores and revitalize your complexion.



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