Most of us spend our teenage years trying not to suck. It takes a lot of time and effort not to suck, but that’s okay because, we tell ourselves, once we become adults, we will magically become super cool.
We’ll have the sickest apartment with a view of the entire city, a dream job that lets us travel around the world, and we’ll finally have clear skin and no zits/pimples.
And then we become adults and our reality doesn’t exactly look like the fantasy in our heads.
The sick apartment overlooking the city is replaced with a six-floor walk-up studio with a view of a parking garage.
Dream job? You’re lucky to be cashiering at the local home improvement
store. And that clear skin you dreamed about?
Somebody else must have gotten it because you STILL get acne.
Adult acne is not as uncommon as you may think. In fact, there are a variety of factors, both physiological and environmental, that ultimately cause the skin to breakout.
While we can’t help you land that dream job or sick apartment, we can help you have beautiful, clear skin.
Here are the top 8 reasons adults STILL get acne:
1. Your Hormones Get Wacky
While your hormones have most likely calmed down since puberty (those were fun years), they will still naturally fluctuate.
This is especially true for women, who generally have more androgens (male hormones like testosterone) swimming around right before their menstrual cycle. This can cause cystic acne around the chin, neck, and back.
Another hormone that can wreak havoc on the skin is cortisol. Cortisol is released when we are under stress. This could be stress from your job, personal relationships, or the fact that your car only feels like starting every once in a while.
Try and eliminate as much stress from your life as possible. Meditation and exercise are great ways to combat the effects of stress.
2. Air Pollution
Depending on where you live, you may be constantly surrounded by less-than-clean air. If you live in a city environment, you can pretty much guarantee when you get home at the end of the day, your face will be covered in crap. Go ahead and take a toner pad and give your skin a wipe and see what color the pad is afterward.
SPOILER ALERT: That pad will look like something that belongs on the floor of your local Jiffy Lube.
To be young means to have a metabolism that let’s you get away with eating just about anything. The problem is, if you have a sweet tooth, you’re not only potentially damaging your teeth but your skin as well.
Without getting all science-y, eating a lot of sugar causes a spike in insulin, another hormone, and these elevated insulin levels boost the production of oil-triggering male hormones and voila: zits.
Try to eliminate as much refined sugar from your diet for your skin and overall health.
Yes, overwashing is a thing. The irony is that you may be washing too much or too intensely to try and avoid acne, but overwashing strips your skin of natural oil, causing your skin to make more and more oil. Also, while a gentle exfoliation is okay once in a while, exfoliating once or twice per day is like getting a microdermabrasion every day. As a general rule, anything that rubs the skin will promote acne.
5. Hair Products
Styling products may do wonders for your hair, but not so much your face. More often than not those products seep oil onto your forehead, trapping acne-causing bacteria in your pores. If you use products, make sure to keep them away from your hairline and wipe your face with a cleansing pad after applying any hair product.
With many sunscreens, you’re essentially giving yourself adult acne so you don’t get wrinkles. Admittedly, that’s a hard trade-off.
Understand that sunscreens usually have one of two (sometimes both) types of active ingredients: chemical agents that protect against harmful UV rays, and physical agents that sit on top of your skin creating a sun shield.
These physical agents, like zinc oxide or titanium oxide, cause you to sweat more underneath them, which clogs pores and promotes acne. Always look for sunscreens that do not contain these pore-clogging agents.
Sure, technology has made it easier for us to stay connected to friends, family and the hottie who won’t return any of our texts. But that smartphone you can’t live without?
It’s subjected to a plethora of bacteria every day from being exposed to various environments and surfaces. Then all of that bacteria winds up on your face, and the rest is adult acne history.
It’s a good idea to wipe your phone with an alcohol wipe every once in a while and consider wearing an earphone/mic combo so you don’t have to hold the phone up to your skin.
8. Using Inferior Acne Products
So many acne products are little more than basic cleansers in fancy packaging. Some may even contain harmful ingredients that just strip the skin and clog pores, exacerbating the initial
AcneLXR is different. It was designed to help your body’s own natural healing power.
With our proprietary blend of organic and natural ingredients, vitamins, minerals, essential oils, anti-inflammatories and amino acids, our product actually enhances the health of your skin by moisturizing and hydrating it so your acne can clear up naturally.
And once your skin is finally clear, you’ll have the confidence and charisma to go and finally land that dream job and awesome apartment!
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