Adult Acne ….. you are not the only one
Do you still suffer from full-blown breakouts, even though your teenage years are far behind you?
Well, it turns out you’re not alone.
More than a third of those people affected were over the age of 35, with nine per cent coming in at over 55.
Interestingly, the majority of specialists said sufferers were mostly female.
They even include some of our favourite celebrities, such as 30-year-old A-lister Katy Perry, who’s publicly spoken about her struggle with the condition.
So what’s causing this skin crisis? Well, more than a quarter of dermatologists said stress, combined with hormones, was the primary cause.
According to the experts, other influential factors included poor diets filled with sugary snacks, as well as increasing levels of pollution.
While there’s no cure as of yet, there are a wide range of treatments available.
Women tend to get adult acne more often than men do. If you’re getting acne as an adult, it is likely due to one or more of the following reasons:Fluctuating hormone levels: An imbalance can lead to breakouts.Women often experience fluctuating hormones:
• Around their periods
• During pregnancy, peri-menopause, and menopause
• After discontinuing (or starting) birth control pills
Stress: Researchers have found a relationship between stress and acne flare-ups. In response to stress, our bodies produce more androgens (a type of hormone). These hormones stimulate the oil glands and hair follicles in the skin, which can lead to acne. This explains why acne can be an ongoing problem when we find ourselves under constant stress.Family history: Does a close blood relative, such as a parent, brother, or sister have acne? Findings from research studies suggest that some people may have a genetic predisposition for acne. People who have this predisposition seem more likely to get adult acne.
Dermabrasion, which involves removing the top layer of skin and/or using a laser on the affected area is popular, and chemical peels and ‘needling’ are also popular.
Do you suffer from adult acne? Do you have any good tips for helping to prevent and/or treat it?
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