Fight Adult Acne
How to battle breakouts and blemishes and regain your youthful
Looking back on your teenage years can bring memories of first
loves, high school football games and homecoming floats.
Not-so-pleasant memories of your adolescence may also come flooding
back -- such as the awkwardness of acne and braces.
For some adults, acne can still be a concern. Unsightly pimples
or breakouts happen for many reasons, but with a proper skincare
regimen, you may be able to say goodbye to acne once and for all
with an acne
Unwelcome and Unsightly
"Adult acne is different than the acne experienced in
adolescence in that not only do you have acne breakouts, but at the
same time you have the dryness, fine lines and uneven skin texture
associated with aging skin," says Howard Murad, M.D., associate
clinical professor of medicine at UCLA and founder of Murad
And those pesky breakouts tend to happen for different reasons
than during your adolescence. Stress is a common culprit for adult
acne. As your to-do list grows, you may notice a few blemishes pop
Hormonal changes also tend to aggravate skin, so women
experience breakouts around their monthly cycles or during
perimenopause. Certain conditions, such as polycystic ovary
syndrome, also can cause acne into adulthood.
Answers to Acne
"While treatment is different for each case of acne, adults have
additional skincare concerns, such as aging skin. Since acne is
usually not as violent as it was during your youth, harsh, dry
ingredients are not necessary," Dr. Murad says. In fact, these
harsh acne treatments will aggravate the skin more and cause
additional dryness and inflammation.
Adult-specific skincare products, such as Murad's Anti-Aging
Acne regimen, can effectively treat acne and also help restore a
"The Anti-Aging Acne regimen is a comprehensive approach to
restoring a smooth complexion by addressing acne breakouts while
diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles," he
While we tend to miss the carefree days of our youth, acne is
something you can leave in the past.