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Is your adult acne getting old?

If you are an adult living with acne, you probably started getting sick of it...about twenty years ago. Acne is for teenagers, right? Unfortunately, acne can continue long after puberty. Some deal with acne well into their adult years and even into middle age. Adult acne can be very frustrating. Adult acne can make it difficult to imagine ever having clear skin. For the most part, adult acne is a problem for young adults and women who are pregnant, otherwise known as gestational acne. But for some adults, acne continues for years, well into midlife, and they don't know why.

For the most part, adult acne is caused by the same things as teenage acne. Hormone imbalance plays a tremendous role in the presence of acne. As a teenager, your hormones rage as you go through puberty. As a young adult, your hormones may still be in the process of stabilizing. However, if you're well into your thirties or forties, your hormone levels should have reached normal levels long ago. If you are experiencing adult acne, having your hormone levels checked by your doctor is a great first step to discovering the root of the problem.

Even though adult acne is not caused by poor hygiene, there are some things you might be doing unconsciously that are preventing you from enjoying clear skin. If you have the habit of touching your skin, this could be contributing to your adult acne. Your hands and fingernails constantly carry bacteria that cause acne. Or, make sure that the products you are using to wash your face, make up, shampoo and conditioner, or other personal care products do not contain ingredients that are irritating your skin. Also, if you have been struggling with adult acne for many years, you’ve probably developed very good habits for keeping your face clean. If so, you might actually be washing your face too often or using products that are too drying and harsh. Washing your face once or twice daily with a mild water-based cleanser, like the cleanser in the MD Formulations Adult Anti-Blemish Kit for adult acne, should do the trick.

Consulting your doctor about your adult acne is a great way to combat your condition. Your dermatologist will be able to discern what kind of acne you have and the best way to treat it. Certain kinds of adult acne may respond well to an oral antibiotic or a prescription topical formula. But there are lots of great acne skin care products that are available without a doctor's prescription. With the right ingredients, treating your adult acne at home with strong products may be the answer. Products like B. Kamins Acne Starter Kit and Glytone Acne Treatment Kit that both contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid are the most effective in treating adult acne. There are lots of acne skin care products out there, but if they don't contain a key ingredient like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, you might be wasting your money and your time.

Even if you've been fighting adult acne for several decades, don't give up. You can beat adult acne. Talk to your doctor, examine your habits, and make sure you're using the right skin care products . You will be on your way to saying goodbye to adult acne.