Why Do I Have Adult Acne, And What Can I Do About It?
If you have adult acne, you’re not alone. While some 80 percent of teenagers develop acne to some degree, it usually goes away as they reach their early to mid twenties. However, for about 20 percent of those teens who suffer from acne, it does not go away as they get older. And in some cases, people who never had acne before develop adult acne in their twenties, thirties, and even later!
In fact, more than 50 percent of women between the ages of 25 and 60 have some type of adult acne. Oil glands are more sensitive to hormonal shifts during a female’s 20s and 30s, though medical experts don’t know why. Since the greatest concentrations of these oil-producing sebaceous glands are found on a woman’s face, chest and upper back, that is where the adult acne appears. And it doesn’t help that these areas (especially the face) are where a women is most likely to use a cosmetic or other skin-covering product.
Females who have reached the age of menstruation often find that their acne flares up around 2 to 7 days before their period begins. This is another example of how hormonal changes affect acne, and why birth control pills are often used to control adult acne in women, by keeping their hormone levels steady.
However, other events which cause hormonal changes, such as pregnancy and menopause, can also bring on breakouts of adult acne. For these cases (and others as well) topical medications and/or oral antibiotics are often used to treat it.
Men, too, can have their teen breakouts develop into adult acne. Men naturally produce the hormones (androgens) which can often lead to clogged sebaceous glands which then form the blackheads, whiteheads and other signs of adult acne. Again, this is not a matter of lack of cleanliness, but a reaction to the body’s natural production of hormones and hair follicles becoming clogged with sebum. Shaving can also irritate the skin and lead to plugged follicles which then form pimples. (An excellent product for men to treat both acne and razor bumps is DDF Pumice Acne Scrub , a highly effective, medicated foaming cleanser which is great for rough and oily skin.)
A Breakthrough Treatment For Adult Acne
The three-step ZENMED® Derma Cleanse System is a revolutionary new approach to the treatment of adult acne, based on the latest research into and understanding of what causes acne.
It begins with ZENMED® Derma Cleanse Capsules, an all-natural herbal blend that corrects the imbalances and impurities inside your body that lead to acne breakouts. Next is the ZENMED® Derma Cleanse Gentle Cleanser, which gently removes debris, impurities and excess sebum from your skin, limits the growth of acne-causing organisms, and leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth. And finally, there is the ZENMED® Derma Cleanse Gel, a topical formula that contains skin-healing nutrients, provides antibacterial treatment against acne-causing organisms, and reduces the redness and swelling of existing acne outbreaks.
If you’ve used other acne treatments in the past and been disappointed with the results, you owe it to yourself to try the new and effective ZENMED® approach to acne treatment today.