Adult Acne Causes, Care, and Prevention
We know the causes of chronic Adult Acne, and we can help you treat, control, and prevent your adult acne
The Secret To Adult Acne Treatment Is Natural Prevention
A blemish begins approximately 2-3 weeks before it appears on your skin's surface. During this period, a series of events leads to a development of a pimple or cyst that will eventually reach your skin's surface. It's important that the treatment you choose for adult acne lasts for at least one month to affect pimples that may already be in the process of developing. AcnEase works, so start using it as soon as the first signs of acne appear. In adult acne, it's especially important to limit the number of pimples since dermatologists have known for many years that adult acne is more likely to leave permanent physical scars.
AcnEase has been shown in clinical studies to be a highly effective acne treatment in adults with chronic Adult Acne, with an over 85% response rate.
AcnEase achieves sustained effects without the harmful effects associated with the long-term use of antibiotics or drying and irritating external ointments often containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. Benzoyl peroxide can cause premature skin aging, slow healing and is associated with increased skin cancer risks. In 1995, the FDA issued warnings regarding the use of benzoyl peroxide and changed its status from safe to uncertain. Salicylic Acid may dry the skin, cause irritation and redness. AcnEase is not associated with known side effects and is considered safe for both short and longer use in adults.
Customer CommentsAfter years of clear skin, this year I have experienced increasing breakouts and even more persistent cysts on my face and back. My doctor informed me that they are a result of menopausal changes I am going through. His position was to use the make up and do not worry about them. Obviously it was not an answer. I have looked around for a while to find a right solution for me since the ointments including salicylic and retinoic acid were not an option, as my skin is getting drier with age. The friend recommended AcnEase and the results were great. Not only my skin has cleared up, but my hair is less dry, and my skin has regained a youthful clean look. Now my sixteen years old son is using AcnEase for his acne and his face and back have improved significantly in just 2 weeks. He also stopped complaining about messy ointments he had tried to use before.
P.D., 48 years old, New Jersey
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What is the Cause of Adult Acne?
More than 60 million adults in the US are diagnosed with acne, over 50%of adult women and 25% of adult men having this skin disease. Average age of an individual with acne problem is 26.5 years old.
Acne is common in both men and women, and is present in all ethnic backgrounds, making it one of the most widespread medical conditions in the world. You should first understand acne before you can find your adult acne cure.
A common misconception is that acne is only for teenagers and will simply disappear once puberty is over. Recent statistics reported by the American Dermatology Association suggest that the median age for patients being treated for Acne has actually increased from approximately 20.5 to 26.5 years of age. So if you're one of many men or women with adult acne, you may be asking yourself what is the cause of adult acne or if there is an adult acne cure for you. Before we discuss an adult acne treatment, we must examine why a man or a woman with adult acne suffers from the affliction.
Common Causes of Adult Acne
The underlying factors responsible for teenage acne are the same as those for adult acne:
For the majority of acne sufferers puberty marks the onset of trouble, this is the time when the body begins to produce hormones called androgens. Testosterone in the skin can be metabolized to dihyrotestosterone, which causes the sebaceous glands to enlarge and increase sebum production. In acne sufferers, the sebaceous glands over-respond to androgens, sometimes well into adulthood. Androgens may also contribute to acne flare-ups associated with the menstrual cycle and, on occasion, pregnancy.
- Over secretion of Sebaceous Glands
When the sebaceous gland is stimulated by dihydrotestosterone it produces extra sebum. Under normal circumstances sebum moves up the follicle toward the surface, the sebum mixes with normal skin bacteria and dead skin cells that have been shed from the lining of the follicle and removes them to the skin surface. While this process is normal, the presence of extra sebum in the follicle increases the chances of clogging and resultant acne.
- Clogged Pores
Normally, dead cells within the follicle shed gradually and are expelled onto the skin's surface. But in individuals with overactive sebaceous glands these cells are shed more rapidly, when mixed with the surplus of sebum, the dead skin cells form a plug in the follicle causing either a blackhead or whitehead.
The bacterium Propionibacterium acnes, (P. acnes) is normally present in all skin types; it's part of the skin's natural sebum maintenance system. Once a follicle is plugged the excess sebum supplies a rich environment for the P. acnes bacteria to multiply rapidly. This micro-environment creates the chemical reaction we know as inflammation in the follicle and surrounding skin.
- Local Inflammation
When your body encounters unwanted bacteria, it sends white blood cells to attack the "intruders". This process is called chemotaxis, resulting in the inflammatory response, which causes pimples to become red, swollen and painful. The inflammatory response is different for everyone, but studies have shown that it is especially strong in adult women therefore causing many adult women to experience particularly painful acne pimples.
Standard Treatments Of Adult Acne
The standard treatments for adult acne are similar to those employed for adolescent acne using mainly topical products, many of which contain benzoyl peroxide. Benzoyl peroxide is used to kill the P. Acnes located in the clogged pores. The use of topical solutions (creams, gels or lotions) targets the result or symptoms of acne and not the cause. It also often dries not only "pimples" but also the skin around them. Benzoyl peroxide can cause premature skin aging, slow healing and is associated with increased skin cancer risks. The increased prevalence of scarring or pox marks is due to the fact that as the skin ages and loses collagen, it's much harder for the skin to repair itself after tissue damage that is caused by inflammation and enlarged pores associated with acne.
Treatment of Adult Acne with AcnEase
AcnEase is not only more effective than most existing acne treatments, but it's also safe with no known negative side effects. AcnEase works by restoring the internal balance that is disrupted by endocrine changes, mental tension, stress and diet. Acne is viewed as an external manifestation of an internal disorder.
AcnEase is a unique natural acne remedy in that it addresses the cause of acne and skin related problems. This all natural herbal acne treatment does not simply treat the external symptoms of the disease but focuses on removing the underlying causes of skin problems.
AcnEase has been demonstrated to be particularly effective in treating women with cystic acne. The results are often dramatic owing to the severe nature of cystic acne. Within 1 month of treatment with 12 tablets/day (4 tablets 3 x day) greater than 90% of women experience a dramatic improvement in their skin condition and a decrease or even stop completely a formation of new cysts. AcnEase has also been effective in individuals with cystic acne that used Accutane and failed to respond or elected to terminate treatment due to side effects. Finally, due to the fact that AcnEase prevents the new acne it allows skin to regenerate preventing Scarring.