Acne breakouts are more common in adulthood than you think with more adults suffering from acne than ever before. In fact, between 40-55% of the adult population aged 20-40 are diagnosed with low-grade persistent acne and oily skin.
The primary aggravating factor leading to adult acne is chronic stress. Not only does stress hormones increase skin’s oil production, but it also often makes these spots more red and angry.
However, stress is not the only culprit. Cosmetics too contain known skin irritants such as lanolin, artificial colour and fragrance can exacerbate acne. Add monthly hormonal fluctuations and poor diet, and you create the perfect breeding ground for the formation of adult acne.
Here are my expert tips
1. Reduce your stress levels. Exercise, for example, is well known as a stress buster. When we participate in physical activity, our bodies release feel-good hormones, which make us calmer
2. Use the correct skin care products to keep your skin clean and to wash away excess dirt and make-up. Remember the three golden steps: cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise daily.Look out for products with mandelic acid which is naturally found in almonds and has antibacterial benefits, plus reduces excess oiliness without drying the skin. It’s great for anti- ageing too!If you have marks or acne scars, please do not despair – there is a wide array of solutions we offer at our Skyn Doctor clinic.
3. Watch your diet. Keep a food diary and see if there is a correlation between your diet and your breakouts.
4. Seek help. Remember acne is a medical condition. If, despite your efforts with diet, lifestyle and skincare, you are still suffering from persistent breakouts, then consider consulting an expert.
At Skyn Doctor clinic, we commonly deal with acne sufferers and offer detailed skin analysis during the consultation. Our experts specialise in managing acne breakouts with a specific treatment plan unique to the person’s needs, including our Skin care range, Chemical peels, Blue light laser treatments and Genuine Dermaroller, especially good for acne scarring.
Dr Aneesha recommended treatments for acne
Anti- acne skin care range £200
Genuine Dermaroller £200
Blue light Therapy £40 per treatment
Dr Aneesha is one of Yorkshire’s most prominent cosmetic doctors and founder of the Skyn Doctor Clinic. This elite cosmetic skin clinic offers the latest treatments in the field of aesthetic medicine provided by highly skilled medical personnel. Treatments include Botox injections, Dermal Fillers, Laser Hair Removal, Advanced skin peels, Laser resurfacing and Anti-Ageing treatments.