- Acne in adults: all you need to know
- Mode problematic skin for adults
- What if the regime is no longer "works"
Even coming out of puberty you do not get rid of acne? You are not alone. More than 54% of women over twenty-five years of age suffer from acne, and among women over thirty, this percentage is even higher. According to cosmetologists, acne in adults has reached epidemic proportions worldwide.
What causes acne in adults?
The answer is very simple: stress. Modern women are constantly subjected to stress, more than twenty or thirty years ago. It is because of stress enhances the activity of the endocrine glands, which leads to increased levels of the hormone androgen, affecting the sebaceous glands. The sebaceous glands produce more sebum - the skin appears acne. When stress becomes chronic (which is not uncommon in the hectic lifestyle of modern women), hormone levels are constantly increased, and acne annoying little things turn out a real problem. In addition, it should be remembered that with age, cell renewal slows down, the skin cells gradually lose the ability to recover, so eels and traces of them remain on the skin for longer than a teenager.
Let's face it: acne at the awkward girl in puberty
Transitional age - the period of emotional turmoil
- A necessary evil, but an adult acne held their thirties and forty women ... Agree, this is an abnormal situation that must be changed!
The acne in adults is different from teenage acne?
Acne, which color on your face in photos from the exhaust are different from acne that you see in the mirror twenty years later. According to cosmetologists, in adult women acne rooted more deeply, have a cystic structure, and more painful. In addition, after these scars, they are accompanied by severe inflammation, redness, and from them is much harder to get rid of.
Another difference: teenagers acne most often appear on the forehead and nose, due to the high concentration of sebaceous glands of the skin in these areas. In adults, acne is concentrated in the lower part of the face, chin and cheeks. Chinese medicine relates this part of the face with the endocrine glands (remember, a little above, we wrote about the endocrine glands and their reactions to stress?).
Is a means of acne, teen, adult women?
Due to the above differences between adolescent acne and acne in adults they require different treatment. In addition, adults have to simultaneously solve another problem: trying to get rid of acne, they should take care not to dry the skin as dry skin leads to premature aging and wrinkles (which care little schoolgirls).
Adults suffering from acne need tools that are designed specifically for them. Particular attention is paid to the beauticians are advised to products that contain anti-inflammatory ingredients and antioxidants that help protect the skin.
What ingredients are anti-acne agents should pay attention to?
Some ingredients used in the media of acne intended for adults, are part of the same means to adolescents: salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and others. But cosmetologists are advised to pay attention to the other ingredients that can help reduce acne while maintaining health and youth of the skin, preventing dryness and flaking (a common side effect of many funds from acne for teens).
Reduce inflammation of the skin will help the following ingredients:
- tea tree oil
Tea tree oil
- green tea;
To normalize the sebaceous glands and reduce sebum production to help such ingredients:
- zinc sulfate;
- tea tree oil;
Clear skin from pollution and to remove the top layer of dead skin cells to help:
- salicylic acid;
- glycolic acid;
- benzoyl peroxide;
- sulfur and zinc oxide.
Change lifestyle to change the face
Before turning to the specific advice for the care of the skin, it should be noted that any, even the most expensive and effective means of acne, will not solve your problem, as long as you do not remove the cause of acne - stress. So try to worry less and avoid stressful situations. Take time for yourself to rest and relaxation
Relaxation and stress - calm, not panic!
: Master the eastern breathing techniques, yoga or tai chi exercises. Regular fitness and lower production of stress hormones
How to beat stress? Create an oasis
Many contribute to the appearance of acne, lack of sleep, poor nutrition and poor (including diet), dehydration, alcohol and smoking. So if you want to help your skin, sleep at least eight hours a day and drink half a liter of water every day. Also, it is useful to limit their intake of caffeine - oddly, charging us with energy coffee causes skin stress. Avoid fast food - replace it with healthy foods, such as nuts and foods high in complex carbohydrates.