There are many reasons for acne flare-ups, if you’re a teenager then it’s probably expected to have some acne, but acne flare ups as an adult is a different beast and there are many contributors. It’s pretty unfair that when we finally make it through the awkwardness of being a teenager and dealing with teenage acne we get out into the real world with the stress of work, relationships, moving and poor diet, hello adult acne!
Most acne can be controlled with proper cleansing of the skin and use of acne products that have antibacterial and exfoliating ingredients in them such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic or glycolic acid. You also want products that have calming ingredients to help with the redness and inflammation. Green tea or aloe vera are always good ones. Even though your skin may feel oily and you get the noontime shine, moisturizers that control oil during the day and calm the skin will get you the best results. Here are some great products for acne: Epicuren glycolic acid once a day or every other day if your skin is sensitive. Use at nighttime, it dissolves all the dead skin and dirt in your pores so your skin will be clean and smooth after a few uses! For calming apply Epicuren Aloe Vera over the glycolic lotion, it’s also a great daytime moisturizer for oily skin.
Adult acne can be tricky and frustrating. Having experienced it myself and having helped countless clients to clear their skin up, I have beliefs about acne that have proven true with my clients throughout the years. Most adult acne flare-ups with my women clients are usually hormonal and occur around the chin area. Sometimes it’s painful cystic acne that can leave a scar or a discoloration mark. If you’re getting acne around the time of your period, think about what food might have triggered the flare up. Milk chocolate, shellfish, or maybe just too many cups of coffee, can be contributors.
There is also the stress factor so exercise to detox and relax will definitely help!
If you have questions or need advice on how to clear up your skin email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I’d be glad to help!