Acne isn't just something that happens to teenagers. adult-acne breakouts can occur during stressful times and during hormonal changes. adult-acne is just as stressful for an adult as teenage acne for the sufferer. adult-acne is the result of clogged pores that harbor bacteria, become infected and turn into acne pimples. adult-acne breakouts are unsightly, painful and very upsetting to those who suffer from this condition.
Many over the counter products are very harsh and leave skin very dry, peeling and red. These products are effective for some, but for those with sensitive skin it can actually make your skin look and feel worse than it did before they were used.
Prescription medication is also available, but they can also be very harsh and drying to the skin. This can also be a very expensive option for those who do not have health insurance or are not covered for prescription medications.
Gently cleanse your face with a facial cleanser infused with Calendula. Calendula is gentle, yet effective on adult-acne. Use your fingers or a smooth soft cloth. Do not use any abrasive or rough towels.
Gently wipe your face with witch hazel to remove excess oils and remaining dirt. Use a cotton ball or soft cloth, never use anything rough or scratchy. Be gentle on your skin.
Treat adult-acne pimples with Goldenseal and Tea Tree oil. Buy powdered Goldenseal at a health food store, natural pharmacy, or online. Place a little powdered Goldenseal in a small cup or bowl. Add Tea Tree oil drop by drop into the powdered Goldenseal while stirring continuously to form a paste. Apply the paste to your acne pimples. Leave the paste on for approximately 30 minutes. Rinse your face with cool water. Pat your face dry with a smooth cloth, never rub your face to dry. Apply the adult-acne treatment 2 to 3 times per day.
Never pick or squeeze adult-acne pimples. This can cause scarring. Acne scarring can be deep into the skin causing the skin to look pock marked. Acne scarring is also very difficult to treat, it involves medical procedures such as dermabrasion which is basically sanding the skin down. Also available are medical fillers which raise the pock mark scars up to the same level as the rest of the skin. Both of these treatments are considered cosmetic therefore are not covered by most health insurers.