While it’s true that it’s during our teenage years acne is most likely to strike, many adults, especially women, can also find that it plagues them too. There can be a number of reasons for this – hormonal changes, dietary factors, stress levels and certain medical conditions can all play a role, but whatever the cause, it can be treated safely and effectively. Before you look at prescription treatment for adult acne, considering the following key rules for treating the problem.
Keep it Clean
Cleaning the skin is one of the most important factors when treating adult acne but, while there is a slew of medicated cleansers on the market, many of them are actually too harsh and can skin damage rather than treat it. A cleanser that has been specially formulated to treat acne-prone, oily skin will help to cleanse the skin without over-drying or irritating it and provide a balance that discourages the production of excess grease. Furthermore, a cleanser that has been designed to deal with acne and blemishes such as Solvaderm’s Rejuvoderm product, will also deal with oil and dirt build-up which in turn reduces the risk of clogged pores.
Stop the Stress
Trying to live a stress-free life is easier said than done, but it can be a key factor in decreasing acne flare-ups and skin breakouts. Stress affects our bodies and our health in many ways, raising the level of the stress hormone Cortisol and causing havoc not only for our skin but our weight, sleeping patterns and general peace of mind. Not only can this compromise our immune system but it results in over-production of oil and, in turn, clogged pores and breakouts. If you’ve noticed a link between your stress levels and skin problems, take some time to learn simple relaxation techniques. Deep breathing, yoga, meditation, even walks in nature, can all relieve stress and keep your skin clear and healthy.
Remember to Moisturize
Many people with oily skin types skip the vital skincare step of moisturizing, thinking that it will simply exacerbate the problem. Wrong! Without adequate hydration skin becomes over-dry which ramps up the production of oil. Applying moisturizer after cleansing and toning is a must, but using the right product is essential. Rich, heavy products can clog pores and leave the skin looking greasy – instead, opt for a lightweight product that provide the hydration your skin needs without the added oil. A day cream such as Dermaxol by Solvaderm, not only contains sunscreen to reduce the risk of UVA ray damage, but forms a protective barrier on the skin, ensuring moisture is locked in but bacteria and pore-clogging dirt is kept out.
Treat it Right
We know, it’s so tempting to pick at blemishes but all it does is spread bacteria, prolong the healing process and lead to life-long scarring. Resist the temptation to touch your face as much as possible, especially during a bad acne flare-up and never, ever attempt to pop or squeeze pimples and blackheads. Treating your skin right means helping it heal by using a formula specifically designed to target acne and blemishes Solvaderm’s Zeroblem a dermatologist-developed acne treatment serum, does just that, using a blend of natural ingredients such as Salicylic Acid and Zinc Oxide to clean,disinfect and reduce irritation. Skin becomes more balanced, clarified and much less likely to experience breakouts.
Age Group : 25 – 50+
- Concentrated blend of AHA
- Flawless blemish free skin
- Gently exfoliates
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- Daily Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 30, For all skin types
- Protection from UVA rays, new lines and wrinkles, sunburns and premature aging
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- Acne Treating Serum
- Spot treatment for clearing breakouts quickly, reduces sore blemishes
- Penetrates deep into pores
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