There are very few of us lucky enough to have never woken up in the morning with a red blemish on our face or spots on our neck, around our mouth, spots on our forehead - wherever your own nightmare-zone happens to be. Welcome to adult acne. Whether it's one spot, blemish or pimple every now and then or regular breakouts, almost all of us have had to battle a spot or two. Although these blemishes might not be noticeable to anyone else, they become a constant source of irritation and insecurity. The general idea is that as we grow up we grow out of our spots - but adult acne is actually just as common as teenage acne. The condition is on the rise, too, and recent research suggests it may be triggered by psychological stress.
Breakout Breakdown: What Is Actually Causing Your Spots?
Breakout Breakdown: What Is Actually Causing Your Spots? | Grazia
In an ideal world, nobody would suffer from acne , but as it is, both teenagers and adults have to live with it on a daily basis. So, what's the deal? We asked four dermatologists to weigh in on the causes and treatments of adult acne , what products can help prevent and treat it, and in-office treatments you can get from your local MD. So what causes adult acne?
Spot On: How To Tackle Adult Acne
Sometimes, despite doing all you can — a solid skincare routine, good diet and plenty of water — prevention fails, and a monumental spot appears, often just in time for a wedding or a job interview. On those occasions, you need a little extra help. Some even have long term breakout preventing properties with repeated use. They are formulated to dissolve grime, reduce redness and irritation, and speed up the healing process. Keep an eye out for salicylic, glycolic and lactic acids in ingredient lists, all of which exfoliate, and dissolve built up dead skin cells, gunk and grime, as well as other spot beating ingredients such as zinc and niacinamide, and soothers like aloe vera.
One in 5 women over the age of 25 still suffers from spots - but why and what can you do about it? We found out Part troublesome and a whole lot frustrating, it's massively affecting sufferers everyday lives. And because of that, it seems many of us are looking for miracle answers to treat both acne and the signs of ageing skin. There are many reasons why you can get acne as an adult, and a whole load more reasons you might get spots on your cheeks, forehead, chin and even neck.