Top 5 Tips for Eliminating Adult Acne
Acne can arise at any moment in life, and pretty unexpectedly if you thought you had left adolescent breakouts behind you. I've been in the same situation, so I'd like to tell you about different tips you should be aware of before you invest in a costly procedure such as microdermabrasion, a chemical peel or laser treatment for acne. Read on to get some valuable advice on eliminating adult acne to avoid spending hundreds of dollars and putting yourself through a harsh surgical procedure.
First of all, if you need a severe acne treatment, make an appointment with your dermatologist. I highly recommend this first step because an experienced health professional can explain acne causes, recommend any dietary changes you should make and prescribe an integral line of defense that might include both oral antibiotics and topical adult acne treatment gel or cream. You should keep in mind that the acne products you purchase at your local drugstore or supermarket are frequently aimed at teen acne care - your adult skin has different needs, and may require a gentler formulation.
Today, the general consensus is that it isn't true that an a high intake of sugary foods or chocolate directly causes oily skin and is the root cause of acne. However, avoiding these foods is always a good idea, and only you can observe if avoiding them helps your skin quality or not. Your body does need antioxidants to fight off the acne bacteria invasion, so eat plenty of vegetables, fiber and protein, and stay away from oils, salts and processed foods. Also, stay hydrated (drinking water, not coffee, alcohol or soda) and get a full eight hours of sleep a night.
Don't overwash or overtreat. Despite your best intentions, an overzealous application of acne topical gels or creams will provide more of a problem than a solution - excess drying of the skin, leading to clogged pores and even more breakouts! The same is true in the case of overwashing - you'll dry out and irritate your skin even more and exacerbate the problem. Instead, base your routine on a gentle washing twice daily, followed by a very thin application of benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid based acne treatment to the entire affected region.
If your acne is mild to moderate and you're willing to try different acne home remedies, there's a lot of acne skin care advice and recipes on the Internet, and your friends may give you their own recommendations. However, given that each person's skin and acne situation is unique, you'll have to experiment a little and be patient to find the natural acne treatment that best suited to your skin.
The best overall treatment for adult acne, acne during pregnancy or skin that's healing after a surgical procedure can be found among the BIOSKINCLEAR acne skin care product line. A great complement to traditional acne treatments because it helps your skin hydrate and regenerate itself, and also heal scars.
Published January 18th, 2009