We often associate pimples and breakouts with our teen years. Once you finish puberty, the acne is supposed to stop right? For many, that is not always the case. Even if you’ve had clear skin your entire life, adult acne can crop up when you least expect it. So, what do you do about it? Here are 4 skincare tips for adult acne.
Find Its Origin
The first step to solving adult acne is identifying its origin. Acne in your teen years is typically caused by the changes and fluctuations of your body going through puberty, but once you’re an adult, your acne may be stemming from a few different places. Some people are more genetically prone to adult acne, so check if you have a family history of breakouts at an older age. Adult acne can also be caused by stress or changing hormones during monthly cycles. Identifying the root is the first step to clearing your skin.
Check your Skincare Schedule
If you’ve stuck to the same skincare routine for years or are switching up your products every few weeks, you may need to check your skincare schedule as the source of your acne. If your routine is outdated or you’re constantly overwhelming your skin with new products, it may be worsening your skin. Check in to make sure you’re using the correct products for your skin type and needs, and once you find a routine that works – stick to it. If you’re unsure what treatment your skin needs, the Acne Intelligence app is built to analyze your face through dermatologist-approved technologies to give you a personalized treatment regimen.
Improve Your Diet
As we age, keeping a healthy diet becomes more and more essential to our overall health. Your skin is often a direct reflection of your internal health, so if you’re experiencing breakouts in your early 20s or later, you may need to assess your diet. Do you find yourself eating a lot of oily or sugary foods? Are you binge drinking often? While alcohol does not directly cause acne, it can trigger hormone cycles in your body that make breakouts worse. If you can’t seem to get rid of your breakouts, try periodically cutting out these items to see if an improvement comes with it.
Make Sure Your Treatment is Right
One of the most impactful ways to achieve clear skin (at any age) is having the right treatment regimen for you. Adult acne can be frustrating, so you want products that you know will work. That’s why Acne Intelligence is here. We’re built on the mission of providing customized treatment solutions for your unique skin needs, and we use the most cutting-edge technology to provide it for you.
Acne treatments look different for everyone, but knowing how to protect your skin as you work through stubborn acne can help set you on the path to healthy skin and a clear mind. Ready to get started with an acne-fighting routine that really works? Download the Acne Intelligence app for your free consultation and personalized regimen today.