It is usually perceived that only teenagers get acnes and adults are thankfully free from it but this is not the truth. Adult acne happens and is becoming increasing common as experts say. Adults, both men and women, are sometimes also faced with acne problem and are disturbed the same way teenagers are. Although many ignore the problem, there are some who get more stressed because of acne. it is quite unthinkable for an adult to be suffering from pimples but it happens.
What causes adult acne?
The causes are much the same as those because of which teenagers suffer most of the time.
o Blackheads: when the oil and dead cells gets trapped inside the pore and cannot come out, they get mixed with bacteria and cause little bumps. When these are exposed to air and touched with dirty hands or dirty materials, the heads of these bumps turn black and called blackheads. If the trapped oil and dead cells are not cleared from the skin, they will form into acne.
o Stress: adult life is full of stress. Be it stress over work or family, or one’s own social and individual life, everybody comes through stress. There are also many times when adults are deprived of good sleep. These stresses get shown to others and yourself through acne.
o Bad cosmetics: adults use more makeup and other cosmetic products then teenagers. It is very important to choose good cosmetics because bad cosmetics can do so much harm to the skin. Using too much make-up or using products that have too much oil in them can result in acne. While buying cosmetics it is very important to check whether the product is meant for your skin type. It is also a must to go through the ‘direction of use’ given for each product.
o Hormones: we know that change in hormones cause acne. Sometimes particular hormones are either lacking or in excess. In such a case the sebaceous glands overact and cause acne to break out.
o Birth control pills: these pills are also found to be a cause of acne in adult women. The pills result in acne because they have androgen in them.
o Hygiene: as is the case for teenagers also, maintaining hygiene is very important to prevent acne. The akin should be kept clean and for this good cleansers and face washes should be used.
These are some causes of adult acne. It is found that adult women are more prone to have acne than adult men. It is important that women consult their doctors regarding acne because it may have serious causes. It is recommendable that adults keep in mind their age while choosing the products for treating their acne because the products may be too light for the adult skin.