Gone are the days of young skin that can handle harsh chemicals to clear up acne and scars go away within days. But fortunately for most adults acne is less severe since the body doesn’t produce as much oil. But for many adults the body does still make excess oil, though not as much as the teen years.
Even though you have outgrown puberty, your body can still produce extra oil due to a number of reasons, such as hormonal changes like pregnancy, stress or even the food we eat. When the extra oil clogs pores trapping dirt, dead skin cells and even bacteria pimples can form.
Not all acne can be treated the same since some forms of adult acne, such as folliculitis and rosacea, are different and need different treatments. To make sure you don’t have one of these kinds of acne a dermatologist can properly diagnose your kind of acne and direct you to the best kind of treatment.
Home Acne Treatment for Adults
If you suffer from normal adult acne you can use products and even make your own homemade acne treatments.
The best way to clear adult acne is to use a cleanser, toner and moisturizer that will get rid of acne and still be gentle on your skin so that you don’t get irritated. You can use household items to cleanse and tone your face and to even moisturize your skin.
• To Cleanse – use a cup of raspberries mix with 1 tablespoon of sea salt and 1 cup of plain yogurt. Warm the mixture in a microwave for 30 seconds and cool down to a temperature that feels good to touch. Gently work the mixture into your skin and rinse with warm water.
• To Tone – mix together 1 cup of lemon juice, 1 cup of crushed strawberries and 1 tablespoon rubbing alcohol. Mix it until it is a fine liquid. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour, you want your toner to be cold since it helps to close the pores so that nothing gets in them. After washing your face use a cotton ball and dab it onto your face. Let it dry completely. Afterward your face will be firmer and softer.
• To Moisten – mix together 2 tablespoons of honey with 1 teaspoon of milk. Smooth it over your face and throat if you would like. Leave it on for 10 minutes then rinse off with warm water. Your face will be smoother and softer and your skin will look healthier.
Best Acne Treatment for Adults
Nothing works better on treating acne than products that contain benzoyl peroxide. But if you would like something gentler to your skin look for products that have salicylic acid. But always get facial cleansers and creams that are specific to your skin type.
If your skin is more sensitive opt for products with natural ingredients like aloe vera. If your skin is dry look for products that have moisturizers in them and won’t dry out your skin and avoid ointments and use creams instead.
Taking care of your skin properly is the best way to combat adult acne. You will be able to say goodbye to your adult acne and have beautiful flawless skin.