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5 reasons you have acne as an adult

September 8th 2022, 2:02:16 pm

You thought your acne would fade away with adolescence but here you are an adult still battling acne, why?

Here's why you have acne as an adult [teenvogue]

Post-adolescent acne, often known as adult acne, is when you still have acne even when you are over 25 years old.

Most of the same factors that contribute to acne in teens also influence acne in adults. Bacteria, "sticky" skin cells that clog pores, and excess oil production are direct acne causing factors.

  1. Hormonal imbalance

Women's menstrual cycles, stress, and hormones can all affect the amount of oil produced in the skin which invariably leads to acne.

2. Beauty products

Oily products for hair, skin and makeup can clog the skin’s pores and cause acne.

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3. Food

Food has an impact on overall body inflammation. Fast food meals like soda, fries, burgers, white rice and milkshakes can cause acne.

4. Drugs

Acne can also be brought on by some drugs, such as corticosteroids, anabolic steroids, and lithium.

5. Other health conditions

Acne could also be a symptom of a more serious condition.

Acne could also be a symptom of a more serious condition. An underlying condition like polycystic ovarian syndrome or other endocrine abnormalities may be indicated by symptoms like hair loss, excessive hair growth, irregular menstrual cycles, rapid weight gain or loss in addition to acne, or the sudden emergence of acne without a past history of acne.

  • Eat healthy meals
  • Avoid excessively oily hair products and facial oils
  • Wash your bedsheets, pillow cases and towels
  • Stop picking at your acne and pimples
  • Always clean off your makeup before you sleep
  • Look for products that are "non-comedogenic," "oil-free," or "won't clog pores" when buying cosmetic and skincare items

To stop these dark spots, wear sunscreen with SPF 30+ every day.

Temi Iwalaiye
Temi Iwalaiye is a lifestyle Reporter at Pulse. She loves to write - about anything and everything.

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