Acne can be very persistent in both men and women and may continue into the 30’s and 40’s. Adult acne usually presents the same as common acne, but it has several distinctive characteristics. It can be mild to moderate in severity and affected individuals often complain of having enlarged pores.
What Causes Acne in Adults
Adult acne is most common on the jawline and neck but as with common acne, it can develop anywhere on the face, neck, chest or back. There are a wide range of factors that can contribute to the occurrence of acne.
- Environmental factors are often associated with inflammatory lesions and comedonal acne (whiteheads), particularly oily face creams and smoking.
- Dietary factors can also be blamed for increasing the prevalence of acne in both teens and adults. Things to look out for include refined carbohydrates (sugars) and greasy or fatty foods.
- Stress is often attributed to the onset of inflammatory acne.
- As in younger subjects, hormonal factors may be important including pregnancy, polycystic ovarian diseaseand medicines, including supplements.
How To Treat Adult Acne
Acne treatment is very similar for adults as it is for younger individuals, however due to the persistence of the disorder, more aggressive treatments may be recommended for relatively mild symptoms. As acne is considered abnormal by many adults for their age, it is essential to be prescribed effective treatment.
Clients can consider environmental factors, dietary factors and evaluate their product usage such as make-up and face creams. Dr Alison Jamieson has formulated a range of products that can be applied topically to the skin to reduce the occurrence of acne. The Probiotic Masque is developed to protect and shields from pathogens, calms acne and rosacea, kills bad bacteria, nurtures the growth of good flora, soothes at a cellular level and anti-ages through the production of collagen.
It does this by using the probiotic complex, Ecoskin, made from Lactobacillus Probiotic Bacteria, which optimises the cutaneous ecoflora, the strengthening of biological defences, and the improvement of the skin radiance by a restructuring and smoothing effect. ProRenew Complex, made from Lactococcus lactis, stimulates the skin’s renewal processes by accelerating the recovery of the skin’s barrier function regardless of the type of stress.
As well as treating inflammatory and comedonal acne, the Probiotic Masque soothes and hydrates irritated skin through the use of Macadamia Oil, Rose Hip Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Pentavitin and Mari Moist.