Many have this misinterpretation that acne will stop after you have passed your puberty period. However, adult acne has been on the rise for the last 10 to 20 years. This has become a major skin problem that many adults face, especially if the percentage is huge.
Statistic shows that 40 to 55% of adults who are aged 20 to 40 are prone to be diagnosed with Adult Acne. With 54% of women aged more than 25 having acne issue.
does more acne… means more scars?!
Most of you are most probably crossing your fingers now, hoping that you will not be the lucky one. Rather than praying, why not understand the cause of adult acne and the preventive measures to take?
Understanding Acne: What is in a Pimple?
Pimple, also known as acne, is a disease affecting skin’s oil glands. You can mainly find them on your face, neck, back or even shoulders.
Every human has pores on their skin. These little pores are connected to oil glands under the skin which makes an oily substance known as sebum. Follicles connect to oil glands and pores together, secreting oil and carrying dead skin cells to the surface of our skin.
An acne appears on your skin when oil, dead skin cells or even thin hairs clog up and block the follicle of a skin gland. Acne can result in whiteheads, blackheads, cysts or nodules.
What Causes Acne in Adults: 3 Main Reason and Acne Symptoms
We all have been through our teenage years whereby our hormone starts to increase. Teenage years is also when our puberty starts, causing our hormone testosterone to rise. During this period of time, we will tend to have greasy skin because skin glands are producing more sebum. However, if we do not take care of our skin at this crucial period, acne will only follow us till we reach adulthood. For women, acne always appears before and during our menstrual cycle. This is because the cycle changes hormone, and as a result, triggers acne.
Although it is impossible to avoid this, just ensure that you monitor your lifestyle habits to not further worsen the acne!
Air is never clean but polluted with layers of dirt. Don’t believe me? Take a walk around for an hour and wipe your face with a wet wipe after that. Your wet wipe is not going to be clean and dirt-free. Being exposed to the environment more, there will be layers of dirt on your skin, which means more clogged pores!
Doesn’t matter if you are out for a short while, always remember to wash your face with just water to keep it dirt-free.
Stress is a source of hormonal changes. Adults are more prone to having high-stress levels due to work and lifestyle. When you are stress, the adrenal gland in our body helps us deal with stress. However, it drives oil glands to produce more oil together with it. Leading you with more pimples!
If you are stress, take a short break and go do what you love! This will definitely help to reduce the stress instead of letting our oil glands do the job for us.
DIY Home Adult Acne Treatments: Tackle Them Down!
Adult acne can be quite persistent sometimes. Hence, it is not easy to heal them and have them vanished from your skin by just cleaning your face more or even spamming pimple cream on your acne. We have collated 3 ways that we think are effective in helping you to bid goodbye to your acne!
1. Mix Honey & Cinnamon Together
When these two becomes one mixture, they make a killer combination to destroy acne.
All you need is:
- 3 teaspoon of Cinnamon
- 2 tablespoon of Natural Honey
Do you know? Both cinnamon and honey have natural antimicrobial properties to control the growth of acne and severity of inflammatory acne.
Simply mix them together and paint them on your face that has acne or blemishes. Leave it on your face for 10 minutes and rinse it off. Remember to pat your face dry after that! Watch your acne heal the next day.
2. Mix Tea Tree Oil & Aloe Vera
The combination of these two gives soothing properties to help reduce redness and inflammation of a pimple.
All you need is:
- 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera Gel
- Few drops of Tea Tree Oil
When tea tree oil and aloe vera gel are mixed together, it dries out blackheads and whiteheads to prevent the development of acne.
Incorporate these two ingredients together and apply it on your pimples or on parts of your face that have comedones. Leave it on your face for 20 minutes and rinse it off. Now, prepare to see a cleaner and better skin the next day!
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3. Putting Ice Inside A Cloth
Merge them together and you will see quick or even immediate effect, no more red and swelling pimples!
All you need is:
- Ice Cubes
- A clean facial cloth
By putting the icy cold cloth on your face, it reduces inflammation of pimples. But, that’s not all! It improves blood circulation on the infected area. Tightening the pores and remove the dirt and oil. Now you can make the numerous visible blackheads on your nose disappear!
Basically, just hold it on the infected area for a few seconds. Wait a few minute and repeat the process again. Simple and effective!
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