Battling Adult Acne – What Are The Causes?

Don’t blame those cheeseburgers for those zits on your nose and chin. There could be a whole lot of other reasons for adult acne. Take a look at some of the causes –

Hormonal Imbalances

Young women in their early and mid-20s typically experience what is known as hormone-caused acne. This could be the result of, primarily, increased levels of androgens in the body that stimulates the oil glands to secrete more oil, leading to clogged pores and acne flare-ups on the face. When these persistent outbreaks happen to young women, it is most likely due to hormonal imbalances. This can be easily diagnosed.

Medical Conditions
Have you been detected with PCOD, diabetes or endocrinal disorders? If so, there is a high chance that the acne on your skin could have been triggered by any of these conditions above. Sometimes, certain medications you are on could also make skin problems worse. If the cause is medications, you could ask the doctor to prescribe you other skin-friendly medications, if available.

Poor Diet
Although widely disputed by a number of doctors and nutritionists, diet does play a negative role when it comes to acne. Cut down snacking on dairy or greasy foods and replace that with juices, vegetables/fruits and lots of water. You’ll see a marked difference in your skin in no time!

Personal Hygiene

Cleanse your face at least thrice a day and apply sunscreen before you step out. With adults commuting to work in pollution or stepping out into the sun everyday, it is crucial to maintain a face care routine.  Use oil-free makeup so that your pores are not clogged with sweat and dirt and invest in a good make up remover before you got to bed every night. Every once in a while, you could also use face masks or scrubs to revive and revitalize your skin.

If you follow a regular skin care routine, drink plenty of water and maintain a healthy lifestyle, you can bid goodbye to adult acne in just a matter of weeks!

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