Acne isn’t just for teenagers; unfortunately, both men and women experience acne well into adulthood. Don’t feel like the odd one out for having adult acne, it happens. Statistics shows that around 50% of women have acne as adults. Of course, there are many who search for fast and simple ways to treat their condition, but are the quick fixes actually working or making the situation worse?
Acne breakouts can happen for numerous reasons, ranging from food to an increase in your stress levels. No matter what you do, even if you have a flawless skin care routine, you may still leave behind acne scars after a breakout. If you’re a regular sufferer of acne breakouts, then this will give you helpful tips to avoid scarring your skin.
I know you want to, but DO NOT POP YOUR SPOTS
For all intents and purposes, this is the most important tip. A lot of things go south after popping that annoying spot, especially if you are prone to acne. Although it may seem like the right thing to do at the time and quite possibly even satisfying to remove the spot from your face; you may be making it worse.
Like any other kind of scarring, whilst the skin is left open it becomes the perfect place for bacteria, which ends up damaging your skin even further. Therefore, when your skin finally heals, it leaves behind an abnormal scar. If this is an aggressive breakout, chances are, there is nothing you can do to prevent scarring, even after the acne clears up, due to the blood vessels bursting under so much pressure it may result in scarring.
Reduce time spent in direct sunlight
Who doesn’t like spending time in the sun, especially to build up on vitamin D during the summer months. Although great for us in other ways, the sun may be making you acne scars more noticeable. It deepens the pigment in in your skin and naturally this means your scars are also affected. This is where a good sunscreen comes in.
There are tons on the market to choose from that are great at blocking the sun while being gentle and kind to your skin, all at the same time. Although some scars can be treated with simple and non-invasive products, allowing the scar to fade over time, more severe acne scarring may need further treatment. The more severe your scarring is, it may be a good idea to consult a dermatologist for professional advice. There are many acne scarring treatments to consider, which can reverse the damage done to your skin, while bringing back clearer and smoother skin.
A clean face is a happy face
What causes acne is very simple, it’s a build-up of sebum and excess oil in your pores. So, by adopting regular, well researched and effective skin care routine you will be keeping you working on keeping your skin and pores clean.
Acne scarring does count too when deciding on what skin care products to use in your routine. There are products that you can use to help reduce the appearance of acne scars. Depending on your skin type, acne will show up in different ways, so finding the right product to treat skin types with darker pigmentation or those that appear as red marks is very important.
If you need expert advice on how to treat your adult acne, no matter where it is on your body, do not hesitate to give us a call on 020 8675 6382 or email firstname.lastname@example.org