Adult Onset Acne Causes And Treatments

Adult onset acne is common!

Adult Acne affects 25% of adult men and 50% of women in their lifetime.

Knowing you are not alone may not be much comfort but you can be certain there is an abundance of treatments that could be your acne solution.

Adult Acne Causes

There are several possible causes for adult acne.

Adult onset, if sudden and severe and you have had no history of bad teenage acne, may suggest a reaction to something new in your system.

Many medications, particularly steroids, can cause an acne outbreak.

If this is not the case and the acne is fairly mild (at least to start with) then hormonal changes are probably to blame.

Women often experience flare-ups triggered by pre-menstrual syndrome, ovulation, pregnancy or menopause.

Adult Acne Solutions

For many an acne solution is elusive. Several treatments may be tried before the correct one is found.

Benzoyl peroxide has long been a mainstay for acne sufferers but for severe cases a visit to the dermatologist is recommended.

A dermatologist may prescribe you antibiotics to combat the initial infection. For more information on antibiotics read the Acne Antibiotic Treatment page.

Subsequent outbreaks can often be prevented by the use of a natural acne remedy.

This could be as simple as a daily application of tea tree oil or grapefruit seed extract or one of the marketed products like Acnezine.

Whatever adult acne remedy you choose it should never make the skin blister.

Also many commonly used over the counter medications can overly dry the skin causing the body to compensate and ultimately making the condition worse.

Adult acne can lead to depression so seek help and stop the problem before it progresses.

Generally, with the help of your doctor, a suitable remedy can be found and you will defeat Adult Onset Acne.