Did you think your acne days were over, only to be disappointed as it stuck around after your teenage years? Unfortunately, adult acne is more common than most people realise. Breakouts can continue through your twenties or pop up out of nowhere even much later in adulthood. Don’t stress though, with the right information and products, acne is treatable at any age.
A little more on adult acne
The first thing to know is you’re not alone: one in five women between 25 and 40 suffer from adult acne. Even those who have never had acne can experience it for the first time beyond your 30s, 40s and 50s. Like teenage acne, it develops as an excess of sebum (skin oil) is produced, blocking pores and causing inflammation. However, unlike teenage acne, it focuses more around the mouth and jawline rather than across the nose and forehead. Adult acne can be brought on by hormone imbalances, particularly during pregnancy and menopause. Additionally some medications and cosmetics can spark breakouts. This is all made worse by the fact that skin becomes dryer as you get older, making the skin more sensitive to acne products which might be aimed at oily teenage skin. Make sure you treat your acne with the right products for you!
So how do I treat it?
They key to treating adult acne is finding the right products to suit your skin. Many acne products on the market contain Benzoyl Peroxide – a dangerously strong ingredient that is much too harsh on drier, aged skin. For adults particularly this ingredient can dramatically dry out and even burn your skin. Unlike many other acne treatments, the Skin B5 range does not use Benzoyl Peroxide and instead uses Vitamin B5 – a natural ingredient that will not dry your skin. Vitamin B5 is water soluble, and great for adult skin, which is direr and often more sensitive. We recommend a combination of our SkinB5 internals range, (either tablets or caplets, depending on your skin) in conjunction with using our complimentary topical range of products, to control acne at its source. Out topical range consists of our Cleansing Mousse, Acne Control Moisturiser and luxurious 5 Minute Skin Purifying Mask, all of which help to maintain clean, healthy and glowing skin.
Our natural alternative to otherwise harsh acne treatments is formulated to be suitable for all skin types – at any age! With the right products and consistent, specialised care you will be well on your way to clearer skin in no time!