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Adult Acne: Not Just the Teen Years

Lots of people are unaware that adult acne exists, and many don’t know how to treat adult acne.  People have this misconception that acne only happens during the teenage years and gradually wears off as they age.  For most people, this fact may be true, but it is important to note that there are a significant number of adults that experience acne.

There are lots of reasons why a person develops adult acne, but it is important to take note that the majority of the people that suffer from this condition are those who also experienced acne problems during their teens. It is also important to remember that the treatment is not the same as when you were in your teens since your skin is different from how it used to be.  Here are some tips for treating adult acne:

  1. Buy a reputable over the counter acne treatment product. OTC products can easily treat mild acne breakouts. Nowadays, there are many acne treatments available in the market, but you need to be aware of the product’s safety, and if it suits your skin type. Some products were proven ineffective and might have harsh elements that could further damage your skin. Consult your dermatologist if you are concerned. 
  2. For serious breakouts, OTC products may not work. You can undergo a cosmetic procedure in a reputable derma clinic. Cosmetic procedures such as microdermabrasion and laser resurfacing are some of the common procedures to treat adult acne. 
  3. Get your hands off your face!  Never squeeze your acne. A lot of adults have a desire to squeeze or prick their zits, which will only push the infection deeper into the skin.
  4. Eat healthy food. In order to flush away toxins that could cause acne, you need to drink a lot of water and eat fruits and vegetables. Keep in mind that well-hydrated skin has a better chance to rejuvenate than dry skin. Also, try to live a healthy lifestyle by being well-rested since stress is one of the causes of acne as well.


Lily Seed Owner/Spa Director
Revita Medical Esthetics & Spa


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