So it turns out acne is not just for pre-pubescent teenagers and kids that don’t know how to keep their faces clean. Acne can rear its ugly, oily, head in adulthood too. And it’s not just affecting those who don’t know how to look after their skin. Adult acne can turn up on the faces of the most well-kept of women.
Just when you thought you were all grown up, adult acne can appear, taking away your skin tone, texture, and your confidence. There are several reasons why our skin breaks out in our adult years; this includes; changes in hormone levels, menopause, stress or changing hormone medications. There are also external environmental causes which can contribute to adult acne, including the use of incorrect skincare and makeup. Whatever the cause, thankfully there are a host of options available to help restore your skin.
Firstly, it is vital you cleanse your skin twice a day to remove makeup and impurities. We recommend using a gentle cleanser from SkinMedica (Link to skin page here) morning and night with warm water. It can also help to use a baby’s washcloth (they are softer than usual) or a cleansing brush to gentle aid the removal of dirt. Always remember to pat, not rub your face gently with a clean towel.
To reduce the re-emergence of new acne, look at switching up your cosmetics. Chances are your regular makeup routine is clogging your pores aiding the formation of adult acne. Esteem Medi Spa stock the Curtis Collection mineral makeup by Victoria (link to make up page) which contains only the highest grade minerals, so they don’t clog pores and don’t cause breakouts.
To work on clearing up your existing acne, a series of microdermabrasion treatments will assist in regaining your radiant adult skin. The best thing about microdermabrasion is that you can expect no downtime and maximum results. The treatment works by removing dead skin particles that can clog your pores in sit in fine lines making skin appear dull, tired and lined. It assists in your skin’s natural shedding process by removing the build-up of particles leaving skin smoother, brighter and firmer. Microdermabrasion also stimulates circulation to the face as well as encourageing new skin cells to grow. Microdermabrasion is ideal for treating adult acne as it helps with excessive oil production, enlarged and open pores and dull, stressed, congested skin. Esteem Medi Spa offers microdermabrasion treatments in conjunction with a peel and vitamin therapy to ensure you receive maximum benefits from your treatments
For fast results, the PCA Peel Hydroquinone- is perfect to unclog pores, improve skin impurities and rejuvenate the skin. With its blend of brighteners, alpha, and beta hydroxyl acids, it is a great tool for reducing the signs of scarring left long after adult acne has disappeared. For severe acne scarring, dermal filler can be used to improve the texture of the skin’s surface.
If your teenage skin is haunting you in adulthood, there are options available to help put your adult acne to rest once and for all. Book a complimentary skin consultation at Esteem Medi Spa and see what our team can do for you.