Adult Acne: The Teenage Problem that Followed You into Adulthood. Why??

By on 09/15/2015
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When you were a 14 year old teenager what were your top 3 “beauty” concerns?

Clear skin, the best hair in class, and awesome looking nails, right?

So now, as an adult woman, have these goals changed for you at all? Or do you still want clear, glowing skin, the best hair in the office, and the most on-trend nails among your friends?

Some things just don’t change, do they?

One this is for sure, chances are when you were a teen struggling with acne, you were told over and over again, “Oh, it’s just puberty. It will go away soon! Nothing lasts forever!”

So, for the 40-65% of the adult female population that struggles with adult acne, this probably feels like one of the biggest rip offs ever.

Unfortunately, it’s true. 40-65% of grown woman still constantly struggle with face and body acne.

Were you lied to? Wasn’t is just supposed to be a side effect of puberty hormones?

It is true that acne is caused by hormone shifts, but many factors in an adult’s life can contribute to these changes as well; puberty is not the only trigger.

The following can also affect hormone levels and contribute to troublesome adult acne:
  • Birth control
  • Stress and poor diet
  • Hormone changes that come with your monthly period
  • Certain prescription medicationsadult-acne

So what is a beautiful, healthy adult women supposed to do about her cursed acne?

Watch what you eat. Poor nutrition, especially a diet high in fried, sugary and fatty foods has been proven to negatively affect complexion.

Get some vitamin D. Too much sun exposure is definitely bad, but dermatologists say spending 10-15 minutes a day in direct sunlight, without sunscreen, actually helps your skin. It provides vitamin D, as well as helps kill off surface bacteria.

Feed your skin. Biotin is an amazing B-complex vitamin that does wonders for increasing the health of your skin, as well as your hair and nails too. It promotes cellular growth and the synthesis of amino acids such as valine and isoleucine, and also helps with the productions of fatty acids. Even more, a biotin deficiency actually contributes to a bad complexion in the form of acneiform dermatitis. Peanuts, egg yolk, liver, vegetables, corn and Swiss chard are all great natural sources of biotin. Supplements containing biotin are also very popular and effective as biotin is an easy vitamin to process and add to many supplements while still maintaining its effectiveness.

Protect your skin. Looks for cosmetics that say they are noncomedogenic, meaning they don’t clog pores. There are also many cosmetics and other skin care creams available that have salicylic acid or Benzoyl peroxide as part of their ingredients. These two acne fighters have been proven to reduce acne and breakouts. Just be sure to test a small spot on your skin first, as some people with sensitive skin can react negatively.

Take your vitamins. Your skin also benefits from a daily intake of certain vitamins and minerals that act as antioxidants and provide fantastic cell nourishment which increases skin health. For best results, find a vitamin that contains vitamins C, E, B5, B6, and zinc.

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