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Adult Acne Causes and Treatments to Clear Skin

In our teenage years we never made a second thought about getting a zit or two. One morning you get up take a shower look in the mirror and lo and behold you got a great big ol zit. You ask yourself ” How can I be getting acne in my mid 30’s only teenagers get acne. Now you are confused and embarrassed.

The fact is that more than 50% of woman and 25% of men are are affected by adult acne. Hormonal changes in teenagers is the cause of acne which is the increase in oil production of the skin.

What is the cause of adult acne?

The answer is not that clear because there really isn’t just one thing that cause zits in adults. Cosmetics is linked to acne in adult women and in some cases hair products. The hormonal changes during pregnancy can bring acne.

In many experiments it has been shown that prescription medications can cause adult acne. One type of of acne is called Acne Vulgaris which affects adults after the age of 40 years old. Adult acne will show up on the chin, jaw, and neck area which is different from teenagers where acne starts on the forehead and cheek area. All we can do is try our best to hide the unseemly mountain forming on our face.

Adult acne treatment will depend on the severity f the acne outbreak. You can use topical acne treatments for mild outbreaks that you can buy over the counter that ave benzole peroxide, glycolic acid or salicylic acid in them. These are the same treatments may teenagers use.

For more sever acne a dermatologist will prescribe some form of medication like an oral antibiotic. The antibiotic is for treating bacteria that causes acne.

You can diminish any scaring by using some type of acid peel or Micro dermabrasion to help fight off adult acne.

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