We’re told that acne is a teenage problem, but many of us continue to suffer from acne long after our teenage years. Studies have found that between 40-55% of adults between 20 and 40 years old suffer from persistent, adult acne.
We’re told that acne is a teenage problem, but many of us continue to suffer from acne long after our teenage years. Studies have found that between 40-55% of adults between 20 and 40 years old suffer from persistent, adult acne. Different people may experience different types and intensities of acne, and for different reasons.Hormonal acne normally begins during your teenage years, but it can crop up any time your hormones are out of balance. To fight hormonal acne, then, it’s important that you focus on re-balancing your hormones. While many skincare brands will tell you that they can solve all of your skin woes, I believe that skin care should be one step in your healthy, self-care regimen to tackle this issue. Especially when it comes to hormonal acne, it’s important to support your skin from within. Make sure you’re getting enough exercise and drinking enough water; and concentrate on eating a balanced diet with plenty of healthy fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. You can also try taking a supplement to support hormonal balance; these can include evening primrose oil and Ashwagandha.
- Don’t over wash your face as this will strip the skin’s natural oils therefore making your skin produce more. Use hydrating and nourishing cleansers.
- Keep your pores clean and clear by exfoliating regularly. Removing impurities will help your skin to breathe and balance so your skin will start to balance too.
- Many people may not be aware that their improper hygiene is a major contributor to acne. Examples of improper hygiene that can cause acne include using unclean makeup brushes, sleeping on dirty pillowcases, and touching your face with dirty hands. If you’re not sure what’s causing your acne, you may want to step back and consider whether or not your daily hygiene may be a contributing factor. Whatever the cause of your acne, staying hydrated, getting enough sleep, and managing stress may help to reduce your symptoms.