Best Adult Acne Remedies and Treatments
Adult acne remedies are not always identical to teen acne treatments. The skin of an acne suffering adult is fundamentally different than teenage skin, and should, in most cases, be treated with those differences in mind. Of course, the fundamentals of acne treatment are essentially the same for adults as they are for teens.
5 Great Adult Acne Remedies & Treatments...
1. Wash Your Face Twice A Day
Proper facial hygiene is one of the the easiest and best adult acne remedies to clear up current breakouts and prevent new ones from developing. Use facial soaps specifically designed for adult acne. Carefully wash your face in the morning when you wake up and at night before you sleep.
No matter how tiring your day might have been, donít forget to wash your face before you snooze to unclog your pores of all the pollutants you faced. Before you start your day, be sure to clear away excess sebum and bacteria that developed overnight. Donít forget to use moisturizer every time after cleansing and toning your skin.
As far as adult acne remedies go, this isn't the most revolutionary -- I admit. However, being an adult can be very stressful in it's own right -- especially if you have kids of your own -- so properly washing your face every night isn't always an easy thing to remember.
2. Never Squeeze Your Pimples or Lesions
You've been told this for years, yet it's a safe bet you still do it, even with your adult acne. Almost anyone with acne has an innate, obsessive, or even compulsive desire to squeeze or otherwise attempt to extract the icky contents of their zits themselves. This will cause further damage to the skin.
If you squeeze a pimple, you may cause the walls of the infected pores to erupt and spill their contents beneath the skin surface. This could cause additional inflammation and redness or lead to a bacterial infection which could become life threatening. As much as possible, prevent yourself from touching your acne infested skin, especially before you have thoroughly washed your hands.
3. Eat Healthy, Natural Foods
In order to flush away toxins that could cause acne, you need to drink lots of water and eat plenty of red, yellow and orange fruits as well as leafy green vegetables.
Avoid foods that could aggravate your condition; like sugars, saturated fats, and highly processed and refined foods. Keep in mind that well-hydrated skin rejuvinates more quickly and easily than dry skin. Additionally, take a high quality multi-vitamin/multi mineral supplement and herbal supplements that support healthy skin.
You don't have to become a nutritionist to fight off and get rid of your adult acne -- but you do have to be smarter with your food choices. A few more fruits, a few more vegetables, and a whole lot less fast food, fatty deep fried foods, and junk snack foods. Again, not the most astonishing of adult acne remedies -- but it is effective and it is cheap.
4. Drink Plenty of Water and Fruit Juices
It doesn't matter which type of acne you suffer with, drinking more water and fruit juice is one of the best adult acne treatments around. Water delivers healing nutrients to your skin, balances and regulates hormonal fluctuations, flushes toxins and waste from your body via urine and sweat.
There is some debate as to how much water an individual should consume in a normal day. Studies have produced varying recommendations over the years, and your water requirements will depend on many factors, including your health, how active you are and where you live. However, a popular approach to water intake is the 20 x 3 principal; which in layman's term is 3, 20 ounce bottles of water a day.
Feel free to mix the water with fruit juices of nay NATURAL variety. Personally, I mix a half a glass of water with half a glass of juicy juice -- tastes great and gets the job done.
5. Get Plenty of Rest & Do Some Light Exercise
Sleep is a requirement for optimal health, and a recommendation for clear, healthy skin. Sleep deprivation increases inflammation, leads to depression, causes insulin resistance, binge eating and weight gain; all known contributers to acne outbreaks.
Stress is another culprit. Eight hours worth of sleep per day (more or less) is a most effective treatment for stress -- and on that note, so is exercise! Regular physical exercise is one of the most powerful adult acne remedies there is in the fight against breakouts.
Regular exercise reduces stress, releases feel-good hormones called endorphins, regulates androgen hormones that over stimulate the sebaceous glands; it causes you to sweat, which flushes dirt, oil, bacteria and debris from your pores; and it increases blood circulation and oxygenation of the skin.
A multi-dementional approach using several or all of these adult acne remedies will likely be the best approach for you. Whichever combination works best should become a part of your regular routine. And no matter what techniques you choose, always remember that while your acne problems will never disappear overnight, consistent use of these tried and true adult acne treatments can improve or even eliminate your acne condition in just a few weeks time.