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Adult Acne - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

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Adult acne is one of the most common forms of acne, which appears in people whose age is over 30 years. Thousands of people have been found suffering from this disorder. Speaking about the causes, there are many of them, which can put an adult to face this disorder.

Some of the major causes of adult acne are discussed below:

In most of the cases, a person who had the acne in his teenage will suffer the same disorder after becoming an adult, as the acne is seen to resurface. However, it does not mean that all adult suffering from acne would have witnessed it in their teenage. It is just one of the common reasons when it comes to presence of acne in adults.

Coming to women, in most of the cases, the women will be facing the reappearance of acne during the period of their pregnancy. In addition, some women will also suffer this disorder during the menstrual periods as well.

In most of the cases, some sorts of medications would have also put a person to face acne. Some of the most common medicines, which give rise to acne, are like anti-epileptic drugs, isoniazid, drugs rifampin, anti-tuberculosis, lithium, anabolic steroids, medications and drugs that contain iodine. Metabolic changes, continuous pressure on skin like wearing helmet etc, are also some of the possible causes of acne.

Symptoms of Adult Acne

Usually, the acne will begin with one common lesion, which is nothing but the enlarged hair follicle. The hair follicle will be plugged with oil in almost all cases. Dead skin cells and bacteria are also some other common symptoms. The unfortunate thing here is that many causes of adult acne are invisible to naked eyes. The skin suffering with acne will produce more amount of oil and thereby it may lead to flourishing of bacteria within the follicles being swollen. High inflammation will occur on the skin surrounding and the intruders will be defended with the help of your white blood cells. Blackheads and pimples will also be witnessed in early stages of adult acne.

Treatments for Adult Acne

It is great to see that there are varieties of treatments available exclusively to help adults to recover from adult acne. However, what matters when it comes to treatment is not the quantity; in fact, quality of treatment is all that which is more important. One of the simple and best treatments for acne is a gentle face wash for removing the excess oil content from the skin. Some products like Aveeno skin products have already helped people to overcome adult acne. Since most of these products are soft and good to be used on your skin, there is nothing to be surprised when you find many dermatologists recommending these products.

Another nice thing about these products is that there will be no harsh chemicals used for making them. Employing 2.5% benzoyl peroxide is another best for treatment when it comes to acne. It is always good to consult your family physician before choosing any type of treatment.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: ZENA M ANDREWS
SaJune Orlando Medical Center in Florida specializes in bioidentical hormones, hormone replacement therapy, anti-aging, detoxification, ob/gyn, nutrition and weight loss programs.

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