Adult Acne Unveiled: Understanding the causes and solutions
Adulting is all about bills, responsibilities and apparently, breakouts! Who would’ve thought that acne would be the gift that keeps on giving, even into your adult years? Even though the odd breakout isn’t always avoidable, there are a couple of key tips that can help maintain that fresh, clear visage.
You’re experiencing a stress overload
No matter how old we get, stress always seems to be lurking around the corner. And guess what? Stress can wreak havoc on your skin. When you’re stressed your body releases cortisol, a hormone that can increase oil production and lead to breakouts. So what can you do? Try stress- relieving activities like yoga, meditation or binge watching your favourite series (guilt-free, of course!)
The pizza delivery man knows you by name
As adults, our diets can sometimes take a hit due to busy schedules and the allure of fast food. But a diet high in processed foods and sugar can trigger acne flare ups. Opting for a balanced diet rich in fruit, vegetables and lean proteins can help to avoid these flare ups. But remember, balance is key so don’t feel guilty for that late night pizza order.
Your hormones have a mind of their own
Hormones, those fickle friends of ours, can wreak havoc on our skin, especially for women. Hormone fluctuations during the menstrual cycle, pregnancy or even perimenopause can lead to breakouts. Unfortunately, we can’t completely control our hormones (as much as we wish we could), but incorporating specialised skincare products into your routine can make a significant difference. Consider opting for products designed specifically to address hormonal acne, as these can help tackle the breakout.
You’re schedule is full of zoom meetings
In the digital age, we’re spending more time than ever in front of screens. Whilst Zoom meetings are convenient, they’re not doing wonders for our skin. Constant screen time can lead to “screen face” - breakouts caused by the blue light emitted from our devices. Combat this by taking regular screen breaks and applying blue light-blocking products. And remember to keep your screen clean - your skin will thank you!
You’re neglecting your skincare routine
Let’s be honest, being an adult can be exhausting and sometimes we’re guilty of neglecting our skincare routines. Late nights, early mornings and the occasional moments where you’re too tired to wash your face, can lead to clogged pores and breakouts. Try to make it a habit to cleanse, tone and moisturise your skin - never underestimate the power of a good moisturiser! Having the Marine Miracle Créme in your arsenal will have your skin looking and feeling hydrated.
Although breaking out as an adult may seem frustrating, it’s a common and manageable issue. Remember that it’s not the end of the world, and there’s no shame in seeking help if the acne persists. After all, adulting isn’t always easy, but refreshed glowing skin can make it a little more enjoyable. Here’s to a life full of laughter, less stress and fewer breakouts.