According to scientific research, between 40 and 55 percent of all adults have at least low-grade persistent acne and oily skin. Many people think that acne is no longer a problem once they have left their teens behind, but this is not the case. Acne can and will occur in adults. As part of our dedication to you, we have provided a guide to what causes acne and how to treat it.
Sometimes, acne in your adulthood is just part of life. Acne occurs naturally. If we want to be more specific, acne is caused by androgens in your body, especially testosterone. Generally, these androgens cause cystic acne on your neck, chin, and back, but nasty zits can be found everywhere. Fluctuations in your hormones happen all the time, and there is little we can do about it.
Another big cause of acne is stress. When you get stressed out, your body produces cortisol. A side effect of your body releasing cortisol is the natural production of testosterone, which in turn causes acne.
If you live in a city, you are more prone to getting acne. The pollution in the city puts a layer on your face, which can clog your pores. Certain medication or beauty products also generate acne. Check the labels and ask your dermatologist if you have doubts.
Acne is a treatable condition. Even if your acne is persistent and expansive, acne can be treated. Cleanses will help clear your skin, and you need to look out for a few ingredients. The first is salicylic acid, which unclogs pore. It is gentle enough to not damage your face, but strong enough to eliminate pimples. Another is benzoyl peroxide. This one is slightly stronger than salicylic acid, and you should be careful not to overuse it. A few other ingredients can be helpful as well, such as glycolic acid and retinol.
When you have a breakout, the rise of cysts of is typically accompanied by inflammation. Whatever you are using should deal with swelling and redness in addition to treating the zits themselves.
It is important that you never try to pop the pimples yourself. When you attempt to force the pus out, you can push the insides of the zit deeper into the follicle. This begins a host of other problems for your skin, the worst of which is the rupture of the follicle wall. In addition, popping pimples can cause scarring, and risks spreading harmful bacteria further.
As you grow older, your hormones naturally change. As mentioned above, your body might respond to natural changes by breaking out. If your breakouts are particularly bad, it may be wise to see a doctor. A nasty breakout could be a sign of a hormone imbalance, which will have other effects.
If you have any questions about acne or skin care, do not hesitate to contact us. At DermaSet, our experienced, courteous, and dedicated staff will help you in any way they can.