Adult Acne Breakouts Prevention

Acne breakouts affect 25 percent of all adult men and 50 percent of adult women. Of those, about one third of all adults affected with facial zits also have bumps somewhere else on their body.

In fact, most adults suffer from acne problems at some time during their lifetime. Menopause and childbirth can change a woman’s hormone levels, while other people may develop unpleasant symptoms or have recurrences.

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Today’s Dermatologists report that there are more people with adult acne now than in previous decades. There an uptick in cases of post adolescent acne breakouts and they are lasting for a longer period of time. Adult acne can affect you in the same way it affects teenagers. Depression and anxiety are typical negative responses to having acne as an adult.

One in five women between the ages of 25 and 40 suffer from adult acne. Although the causes of adult acne are unknown, possible causes include an increase of resistant bacteria in the environment. Women in particular often experience premenstrual flare-ups around their mouth. Every woman (and man) needs help every now and then to prevent acne breakouts and clear them up as fast as possible.

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How to Prevent Adult Acne Breakouts

  • Wash your face twice a day (no more) with warm water and a mild soap made for acne breakouts. This will ensure that your skin is clean and fresh. Gently massage your face while you're cleansing. Don't ever scrub your skin hard though. It can cause your skin to become more irritated.

  • Try not to pop pimples, which can release infected material onto other parts of your skin, which leads to more swelling and redness, and sometimes even scarring. If you notice a pimple coming up before a big event, (like the prom, graduation, weddings), try cardiospermum cream, which will help dry up pimples faster.

  • Peroxide is long known for it’s ability to add oxygen to the skin. Keep using peroxide until the area starts to dry out, then apply an on the spot acne treatment.

  • Swab your face with green tea regularly to prevent acne breakouts, which prevents germs from multiplying. To use green tea, steep a bag of green tea for an hour or so. Once it's cool and super-concentrated, it can be applied directly to problem areas with a cotton ball.

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  • Avoid touching your face with your fingers or leaning your face up against objects that collect sebum and skin residue... like your cell phone. If you use your phone a lot, clean it often with rubbing alcohol when it’s turned off. Allow it to dry completely before powering it back up. You might also try using the speaker phone but you still need to clean the phone regularly. Touching your face can spread bacteria from your hands to your face. Bacteria can cause your pores to become more inflamed and irritated.

  • To keep bacteria from forming, wash your hands or apply antibacterial gel to your hands before applying anything to your face, such as treatment creams or makeup.

  • If you wear glasses or sunglasses, make sure you clean them frequently too. This keeps oils from transferring and clogging the pores around your eyes and nose.

  • To reduce acne on other parts of your body like your back, try not to wear tight clothes, which don't allow your skin to breathe and may cause irritation. You also might want to stay away from anything you wear on your head like headbands and caps, which can transfer bacteria and oils too.

  • Remove makeup before you go to bed at night. This is one point that can't be stressed enough. Many women think that one night of not taking makeup off won’t hurt, however if you’ve got acne problems, you must make a ritual of it every time you wear makeup.

  • Excess protein found in cows milk gets stuck in the digestive tract, seeps into the blood, and exits your body through your pores, causing acne breakouts. For that reason, cut down on your consumption of cows milk products!

  • Give your skin a break every now and again. If you’re going to be home for the day, don’t wear makeup.

  • Don’t overdo heavy creams because they can clog pores if worn too often. Studies show, that when you apply night cream (especially) every night, your skin may dig it too much. Given enough time, your sebaceous glands may cut back on oil production, which could come back to haunt you by contributing to premature aging.

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  • Use face masks every other week to help draw out impurities before they become a problem. However, do be aware that acne may form right after you use them for that very reason.

  • When you buy makeup, make sure you choose brands that say 'noncomedogenic' or 'nonacnegenic' on the label. Throw away old makeup that smells or looks different from when you first bought it.

  • Keep your hair clean and out of your face to prevent additional dirt and oils from transferring and clogging your pores. Also, porous hair absorbs a lot more pollution than hair that's well conditioned.

  • Use sunblocks that protect your skin from the rays of the sun. It may seem like a tan masks your acne breakouts, but it's only temporary. A tan can cause your body to produce extra sebum which may make acne worse, not improve it.

  • There are several causes of adult acne, of which are stress, cosmetics, and hormones. Stress causes your oil glands to speed up production. Old cosmetics can add bacteria to your pores and cause acne breakouts. Hormone fluctuations may also cause your sebaceous glands to produce excess sebum.

    Whatever you do, don't sweat the small stuff. If you have an occasional breakout, roll with it and do what you can to stop the spread of bacteria. If your acne breakouts don't clear up on their own, its best to seek a Dermatologist's care. There may be some other underlying problem that's causing you to have acne problems.

    Always consult your physician before using natural remedies, especially for anyone with preexisting conditions or anyone currently taking prescription medications. Although many efforts are made to ensure that the advice given on this site is professionally sound, the advice is not intended to replace a mutual relationship with a medical provider.

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