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adult blemishes? 4 myths you must learn to unlearn

First thing's first. You are not alone.

As many as 50% of women will develop blemishes (adult acne) at some point in their adult lives. More than half of women in their 20s and 35% of women in their 30s are experiencing some form of acne. this number is rising. Mainly because of our ever growing stressful lifestyle, our dietary choices and changing hormones.

you may already be considering or taking medication to help treat your blemishes. Consult with your doctor for the best treatment for your own unique condition. nonetheless, you may want to check your fridge first. Foods that are heavy in hormones, like dairy products, are often at the top of the list of things dermatologists recommend cutting out for clearer skin. Milk should be first on your list as it is usually packed with them. There is no hormone-free milk. Stress is another factor in blemish development in adults. A stressful lifestyle will lead to increased Cortisol levels in your body that can increase oiliness and inflammation of the skin.

When your skin does develop blemishes, consider how you treat it. Consider this:

One - Most acne solutions out there are designed for teenagers.

Not many of them are designed to meet the special skin-care needs of adult women. Since your skin becomes less resilient with age, harsh acne treatments can exacerbate the problem with unwanted side effects, like itching, redness, flaking, and sensitivity. Topical retinoids are particularly useful in adult women as they prevent acne and stimulate collagen. Unfortunately, many of the adult-focused treatments are not natural and include many other harmful ingredients.

Two - Best to dry blemishes out

You may think that using a variety of materials to dry out your blemishes is the best and fastest solution. The truth is dry skin is even more susceptible to bacteria. drying out your skin will cause accelerated aging... Instead, you may want to opt-in for naturally derived oils and ingredients that not only prevent inflammation and reoccurring blemishes, but will also nourish and help keep your skin hydrated.

Three - Exfoliating helps clear skin

Exfoliating is great for your skin and you should use a gentle exfoliant twice a week as part of your skincare and self-care routines. If your skin is prone to blemishes, you should be extra careful when exfoliating. Over exfoliating creates sensitized, dry, dehydrated skin that is also more susceptible to sun damage. Stop your daily exfoliation. Be gentle with your skin.

Four - Oil will only create more breakouts

It may seem counterintuitive but treating blemish-prone skin with natural oils actually helps to break down pore-clogging surface oils, fight bacteria and soothe irritation.

Through away your oil-free products. They are made with pore-clogging waxes, which are a major cause of skin congestion. Treating your blemishes natural oils will help your body balance natural oil production, resulting in much less blemishes.