Although acne is common at puberty, adults too experience acne attached to lifestyle issues such as stress, processed foods, air pollution, and use of wrong products and cleansing too often and intensely. This leads to hormonal fluctuation hence oil production causing inflammation on the skin. They usually appear around the neck, jawline and chin. However, it is possible to get rid of adult acne if the following methods are used in addition to good skin care thereafter. Here is a quick preview of what you should do to get a permanent solution:
Look for products with the following ingredients
Salicylic acid is useful in unclogging pores, benzoyl peroxide kills acne bacteria to control acne depth, sulfur draws out excess oils on the skin surface hence has a powerful drying effect, glycolic acid improves skin texture and clears up breakout while retinol, a Vitamin A component has anti-aging and collagen building properties.
Natural plant products for adult acne
They require direct application of a fresh gel or juice obtained from leaves, fruit or tubers. They work well in killing germs, removing dead cells, moisturizing, cleansing and skin regeneration which helps in fading acne scars. These include; potato juice, cucumber, lemon juice, coconut oil, aloe Vera, egg white, baking soda, rose hip seed oil among others. They are very gentle on use even to very sensitive skin types, unlike the manufactured facial cleansers.
Exfoliation is key
This simply refers to gently removing the dead top layer of the skin more often. A glycolic cleanser is therefore very useful in removing dead cells. Use it regularly when cleaning your face and allow soaking in before wiping out. There are two benefits you get after exfoliation; clear scars, adult acne and improves skin texture.
Some of the above cleaning product can be harsh to sensitive skin. Keen focus on the scar or acne is great as opposed to exposing more skin to the cleansers. Use cotton balls to dab the troubled spot, allow drying in order to be absorbed in the skin underneath.
It is wrong to cover up skin swelling or redness with heavy concealer as these further clogs the pores. Products that reduce inflammation such as those rich in antioxidants help calm down sensitivity or irritation or ergothioneine help repair damaged skin cell.
Never extract cysts on your own
Avoid squeezing out sores or whiteheads as this result to stubborn acne which is difficult to get rid of. When you pick at them you open the pore to dirt, excess oils and when these mingle with the dead cells an infection is bound to occur worsening the acnes and causing scars.
The above methods could completely clear acne but to maintain your flawless skin a change of lifestyle should be adopted to avoid altering the hormonal levels. Use of a cleanser with antibacterial properties, sunscreen and exfoliation are the best care for the skin. Regularly clean to avoid clogging pores.