Adult Acne

Adult Acne - Those who experience acne in their 20's to their 40's

Acne is the most common skin disorder. But it is not just a teenage problem. The American Academy of Dermatology reports 80 percent of adults between the ages of 20 and 40 suffer from mild to moderate acne. Over half of all women, regardless of age, suffer from some form of acne. It can be a frustrating problem, especially when you thought you had left your skin problems behind in high school.

Although the causes of Adult Acne are unknown, there are a few possible triggers: overtreatment (from cosmetic procedures or skin care topicals), cosmetics, stress, hormones, a nutrient-deficient and overly processed diet, and an increase in resistant bacteria.

Our recommendations for Adult Acne include treatments that not only help with breakouts, but also help combat some of the signs of aging as well. These include Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Retinols, Anti- inflammatories, and Salicylic Acid. To kill bacteria, we recommend the use of Sulfur or Mandelic acid over the use of Benzoyl Peroxide due to its pro-oxidative effect on the skin.

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