Acne in adulthood

Acne in adulthood – women most affected

Acne in adulthood

Acne is a skin disease that occurs most often by a rash on the face. Teenagers are the main victims, especially during puberty, but you should know that acne now affects more adults. Unfortunately acne in adulthood is difficult to treat but thanks to the intervention of several multidisciplinary therapists (dermatologist, nutritionist, endocrinologist) it is possible to control the dermatitis.


How are these unsightly pimples forms?


Acne is mainly due to an excess level of secretion of sebum, a substance secreted by the sebaceous glands to lubricate the skin. This overproduction of sebum leads to clogged ducts of these glands and promotes the development of bacteria that cause acne.


Adult Acne – women most affected


Adult acne is quite different from that of adolescents. It appears between 20 and 40 and affects men and women. Unlike acne vulgaris, which affects more boys than girls, it is the fairer sex that suffers the most from adult acne. It is visible mainly in the lower part of the jaw in women and back in humans. Adult, acne is in the form of blackheads that sometimes become red pimples.

When acne is reflected by persistent redness appearing on the face, we are talking about rosacea. This is from 40 years it usually begins to appear, but there are still young adults who are victims. The real causes of rosacea are still quite unclear. If you have this type of acne, watch out for foods that can cause redness and treat diseases rapidly cause reddening of the skin. These factors may in fact aggravate your acne.


Here are some important factors to explain acne in adulthood:


Cosmetic care

Attention to cosmetics. The choice of a poor quality care or a product that is not suitable for your skin type can help the appearance of acne or allergies cause reactions.

The healthy lifestyle

According to some experts, the diet has a significant impact on the appearance of acne. Products such as cheese, milk, butter, chocolate (because rich in sugar), spicy or fatty foods and alcohol are thus singled out. Anyway, it is best to adopt any circumstance a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet of fresh vegetables, fruits and natural products, In case of acne in adulthood try to eat less dairy products.

Other factors

  • Hormonal imbalance (mainly women)
  • Contraception
  • Pollution (probably an important factor in explaining the increase in the number of cases of acne in adulthood)
  • Stress
  • Menstruation
  • Pregnancy
  • Smoking: Several studies have shown that smokers are more susceptible to adult acne than non-smokers. Furthermore, even with a dermatological treatment, smokers are more difficult to treat. For cause? Tobacco promotes thickening of the outer layer of the epidermis
  • Profuse sweating
  • A drug-induced
  • A hereditary predisposition
  • Excessive heat or extreme cold
  • Exposure to the sun
  • The friction of clothing
  • A frequent exposure to certain chemicals for professional reasons, for example.

How to treat adult Acne


Adult acne diminishes with age in principle since the sebaceous glands gradually atrophy. Middle age, acne is increasingly rare. Of course, it would be too hard to wait fifty to finally get rid of these buttons! Fortunately, many treatments are available in pharmacies. To be sure of making the right choice, it is advisable to seek advice from your pharmacist or doctor (dermatologist).


Good advice

Although acne does not necessarily result from poor hygiene of the skin, make it a habit to clean your skin. If you are being treated, routine cleaning is required before the application of any products.

  • Avoid milks because no rinsing leads to the existence of a greasy film on the skin.


  • Avoid foundation too thick when you wear makeup. It is best to choose a cream colored matting along with a little powder or a light foundation to allow the skin to breathe.


  • Avoid greasy cosmetics


  • If you have oily hair, wash them regularly


  • Make it a habit to remove your makeup before going to bed


  • Do not scratch your pimples, do not drill


12. June 2013 by Honey Mask for Acne
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