You know sometimes life just doesn’t seem fair. You’re all grown up and you have your fair share of stress and you shouldn’t have to worry about acne at your age! The good news is that there are some simple adult acne skin care tips you can follow that will help keep your breakouts at bay.
It’s estimated that up to 25% of adult men and 50% of adult women have acne outbreaks. While no one is completely sure what triggers an outbreak there are some simple lifestyle changes you can make that may help you clear an outbreak sooner or help avoid them altogether.
Follow the points below to help alleviate the problems of acne once and for all:
1. There are a lot of theories surrounding the idea that stress can trigger an acne outbreak. This does seem to hold some merit since most people will have an outbreak before a big date or other big, but stressful, social events.
To help reduce the number and severity of outbreaks try to de-stress your life. I know this may sound easier said than done, but try to relax more. If the evening news stresses you out…don’t watch it. There is nothing going on in the world out side of your own home that needs your immediate attention.
2. Keep your skin clean. If you work out a lot or have a job where you sweat this can lead to an outbreak. It’s important that you keep your skin clean and dry as much as possible. After sweating a lot take some time to thoroughly wash your skin using mild soap and water. Then add some moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and feeling smooth and soft.
Also make sure to wear clothes that ‘breathe’. Anything that will cling to your sweaty skin is just holding the moisture and bacteria close to your skin and may cause an outbreak.
3. Be careful what products you use on your skin to prevent or relieve outbreaks. Remember your skin isn’t as resilient as it was when you were a teenager. Stay away from harsh chemicals such as benzoyl peroxde since this can really dry out your skin. Use a more mild soap instead, and make sure to use a non-oily, hypoallergenic, preferably organic, moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated.
As unfair, embarrassing, and just plain annoying adult acne can be remember that it can be cured and alleviated by using proper adult acne skin care techniques and products.