Addressing Adult Acne
Acne isn’t just for teenagers. A 2018 review of studies in the journal Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology reported a significant increase in adult acne. One reason may be stress and hormones, according to the International Dermal Institute. They say, “Clinical studies indicate that between 40 and 55 percent of the adult population age 20-40 are diagnosed with low grade, persistent acne and oily skin. According to the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, 54 percent of women older than age 25 have some facial acne.”
What causes acne?
Acne often occurs in women who are pregnant or just after pregnancy, but stress is also causing many of us to break out more often. Adults also get acne as a side effect of some medications or as a result of hair and skin care products. In some cases, women who have long been on birth control (which fights acne) stop taking it and find their skin going through “new puberty.”
Acne is aggravating at any age, but at least as a teen, you’re surrounded by others with the same problem. As an adult, you worry about wrinkles, sagging skin, crows feet and more. A teenager’s skin is not part of the plan. Acne feels more out of place in your business meeting. So what can you do about it? Over-the-counter remedies you may have used as a teen or that work for your teenager may not help you because they often target oily skin. Your skin at 35 or 45 is more likely to be dry, and those products probably do not address your other skin challenges.
How can I treat adult acne?
Our skin care team at reGenerations will identify your skin type and find the right treatment for you. Some of these treatments include:
- MD Solar Science Sunscreens – You can fight acne and sun damage at the same time. These products were developed by dermatologists and oncologists to provide sun protection using environmentally friendly ingredients. They are water resistant, feel great on your skin — and are approved for children six months and up. Check out our buy one, get one ½ off special.
- Skinceuticals Acne Treatment – As we age, acne isn’t our only skin problem. Skinceuticals seeks to prevent, protect, and correct, and their line of acne options will fight pimples as well as common signs of aging.
- Replenix® acne products – We offer several Replenix cleansers, acne treatments, and more, including some with Retinol to fight signs of aging as well as your acne. These products are formulated with the most advanced pharmaceutical grade ingredients and are created by Topix, one of the leaders in skin care for the past 30 years.
If you’re struggling with acne, contact our team for guidance on a custom regimen to clear it up this spring.