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Adult Acne: Causes and Treatments

Woman-With-Acne“Bad Skin” is not just for teenagers anymore. Adult acne has become a very common problem that is often under-recognized.

Most people would assume that acne stems from bad hygiene, but that is not the case. Adult acne is caused by many different factors:

  • Hormones that can cause oily skin

  • Clogged pores

  • Blackheads

  • Faulty closing of hair ducts

  • Infection of the hair duct

  • Stress

  • Bad cosmetics


So What Is The Solution?

Depending on the severity of your acne, there are different types of treatments to consider:

Facial Cleansers

Try starting out by washing your face once in the morning and once before bed. Use warm water and wash your face using your hands instead of a washcloth. The cleanser you use will depend on the type of skin you have. Finding the right cleanser often requires a trial-and-error approach that may take time.


You can find over-the-counter creams that will help prevent acne scars and discoloration. There are also spot-treatment creams for smaller breakouts, make sure these contain benzoyl peroxide to help kill bacteria.


The answer to your acne problems may be as simple as a visit to your dermatologist. Prescription medicines can balance hormones and help fight infection and inflammation.

High-tech Treatments

If none of the previous solutions has worked for you, ask your dermatologist about laser treatments. These treatments mainly target acne scars, but some treatments kill the bacteria that causes acne.

If you are suffering with acne problems, explore our skin treatments or call and schedule an initial appointment with Zimmet Vein and Dermatology today.

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