WHAT CAUSES ADULT ACNE & BLEMISHES?
Though frustrating, it’s not uncommon to continue to get acne well into your 30s, 40s and beyond, or even to get acne for the first time in adulthood. Dermatologists call this "adult-onset acne." It’s more common in women than men and always starts with a clogged pore which may be linked to one more of the following causative factors:
HOW TO GET RID OF ACNE & BLEMISHES
Adult acne can be incredibly frustrating, but there are effective treatments available. Here are a few tips from Dermatologists to keep pores clear and free of blemishes:
A FEW MORE TIPS TO PREVENT ACNE & BLEMISHES
- Try not to touch your face throughout the day. Resist picking and popping your acne—it can lead to scarring.
- Wash hands frequently, especially before applying lotions, creams, or makeup.
- Always remove makeup before going to bed.
- Frequently wash everything that comes in contact with your acne-prone skin. Dead skin cells, bacteria, and dirt tend to build up on sheets, pillowcases, hats and glasses, which can clog pores.
- Keep skin hydrated to prevent rebound oil production.
- Choose makeup for sensitive skin and avoid oil-based products.
- Avoid direct sun exposure—it can cause the skin to produce more sebum. Certain acne medications can also increase the risk of sunburn.