So you thought your days of acne were behind you> Well, for some that may not be the case at all. Treating middle age acne is tricky because you run the risk of over-drying the skin. Realize though that there are effective treatments and measures that can be taken to improve the overall health of your skin so you can put your best face forward. Here are some quick ways to help you fight and win your battle against acne later on.

Things You Will Need

Acne Medication over the counter
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Step 1

Cleanse your face daily with acne facial cleansers especially designed for your age group, not necessarily the teen age versions. Perform cleansing and care morning and night and follow up with a toner and balancing moisturizer. Repeat this process after exercising, swimming or sweating more than normal.

Step 2

Be mindful of your food consumption. Know what foods can possibly trigger an acne outbreak such as chocolate, dairy products and fried foods.

Step 3

Keep hands and hair off of face. You can transfer the oils from your hands and hair to your face without knowing it. Pin bangs back or keep them shorter. Keep hair as clean as possible.

Step 4

Know that you will be more prone to breakouts (especially women) as hormone levels change throughout the month and later on in life. Women should keep cover up handy for those unexpected breakouts. Apply acne fighting makeup, or at the minimum, a makeup that has an oil free base and will improve overall appearance of your skin. (Women only)

Step 5

Look into supplements that can help your skin from the inside out. Take these as directed, or at times when you are especially prone to unsightly and painful acne breakouts. Some links are found within this article.

If all else fails, consider more dramatic laser treatment for stubborn, persistent acne that will not disappear by taking the previous steps. Talk to a dermatologist or laser treatment center to find out exactly what your options are and how much it will cost. There are often packages.

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