Adult Acne? The Culprit and The Cure.
After successfully making it through puberty, it can be frustrating to have angry white heads pop up and hostile spots surprise you in your adult years. Whilst breakouts occur for a variety of reasons, adult acne differs from the pimples of your adolescence. Blemish scars got you beat? Blackheads reoccurring? To help you crack that clear complexion we’ve narrowed down both the possible culprit and cure for your adult acne anxiety.
The 411: What is Acne?
Acne is the full on manifestation of comedones (whiteheads and blackheads) and can contribute to low self-esteem. In short, hair follicles (pores) get clogged with dirt, dead skin cells or oil from the over production of sebum. The blockage caused inside the pore then becomes inflamed; resulting in spots.
The Culprit - Top reasons why Adult Acne is affecting you.
Hormone Levels are a major culprit when it comes to acne woes. An influx of testosterone or change in hormone levels can cause spots to emerge. Think periods, pregnancy or contraception, all of which result in a change of hormonal levels. Also consider what you eat. Good skin starts within! Diet can play a vital role in the production of acne. Make no mistake that while your favourite chocolate or cheese is not the root of the problem, they do trigger the sebum glands to produce more fluid than your skin actually needs.
We’ve all done it; in a frenzy to fix our skin before a night out we’ve rushed and stocked up on what was advertised as a ‘miracle product’. But piling on lotions and potions without knowing what the product contains or how it will affect your skin is not the answer. The wrong products, both skincare and make up can exacerbate an already inflamed skin. Proper cleansing and a dedicated regime can make a world of difference. Worsening of the skin may result in you becoming more concerned and stressed with your appearance; even though stress does not actively cause acne it does however aggravate any existing breakouts.
The solution? The key to better skin is a balanced diet, low hormones and an effective skincare routine. At EF MEDISPA we offer a range of treatments at our clinics that help target acne and alleviate the scarring it can leave behind. We also take into consideration diet and nutrition, offering bespoke acne diet programmes that enable us to find the best plan for you. Why not try our LED Luminous Lift, Intense Pulsed Light Therapy or Balancing Micropeel to eliminate those spots and heal your scars?
LED Luminous Lift, uses a combination of Infra-red, ultra violet and blue light to repair, replenish and rejuvenate the skin. The Balancing MicroPeel is a unique combination of the SkinCeutical’s Micropeel, a personalised Nutritional Programme and Colonic Hydrotherapy. This powerful treatment will balance your skin and kick start a different lifestyle to address acne holistically. Intense Pulsed Light Therapy uses Aurora Intense Pulsed Light technology to regenerate collagen and even skin tone and discolouration; all of which work as great adult acne treatment. Check out Barbara our EF MEDISPA SKINtervention winner’s results!
To find out which treatment would be right for you, book a consultation at your nearest EF MEDISPA clinic today.
Our Top Product Recommendations for Acne:
- Biologique Recherche P50W Lotion, for a powerful, gentle exfoliation.
- BLEMISH + AGE DEFENSE Serum from SkinCeuticals to minimise blemishes and rejuvenate your skin.
- DermaClear Cleanser from DermaQuest to replenish and sooth irritated acne prone skin for all acne stages.