Adult Acne Be Gone!

Are your teens gone but your acne hasn’t? If yes, then you’re one of the many adult women who has to deal with this unusual skin phenomenon that has recently started following us well into our adult lives. While there are many factors that contribute to this such as stress, eating habits and pollution, one of the major causes of adult acne is hormonal imbalance, which really traces itself back to the previously listed evils. Well since as women we are more prone to this fuss, here are some adult acne facts debunked:

1. Blackheads = Acne
How does acne happen? It happens when you have blocked pores that get infected. Pimples usually begin as blackheads, unlike dust these are a result of your dead cells and oil getting trapped in your pore with bacteria. So never burst a pimple because all that goo inside, will just add more bacteria thus more acne.

2. Hormones, Hormones, Hormones
Hormonal imbalance is why you had acne when you were a teen, hormonal imbalance is why you have acne now. Especially today with the lifestyle choices we make from not taking good care of ourselves to eating junk; all of this contributes to the hormonal imbalance. Want to know a secret to better hormones? Exercise.

3. Chocolate and Fried Foods are no cause
Acne is blocked pores, Chocolate and fried food only adds fuel to the fire. Stick to dark chocolate to avoid inflammation and keep a check on your friend food intake. Fruits and veggies are as always your best friend.

4. Salicylic Acid and Tea Tree Oils
Here are two things that can really help combat acne as an adult. Salicylic acid exfoliates clogged pores and calms redness. Tea tree oil is a great natural way to treat acne!

5. Too much product = Less fresh skin
Sometimes we think product is good. It’s not, don’t switch around your products too much. When one face wash works, stick to it no matter what, even if it gives you a few bumps it will go back to its natural regime. Scrub, but don’t go crazy or choose exfoliation creams, pads or gels.

We all suffer from bad skin, just remember one great way to stay acne free is to keep your face clean. Wash it every time you get home from being out, you have no idea the kind of bacteria you can accumulate. Use lemon to treat acne, it is a great, simple cure. And find yourself a good salicylic or tea tree based face wash or skin wipes. Until next Monday, happy acne fighting!