Everyone has long been accustomed to the fact that acne is a teenage problem. According to statistics, in 15-17 years, this disease affects 30-40% of boys and girls. By the age of 20-25, approximately 20% of women suffer from this disease; by the age of 40, the number of acne sufferers is reduced to five percent.
Only in recent years have studies of acne problems in adulthood become more active.
Our expert Anna Zaenchik – a cosmetologist, a specialist in non-injection rejuvenation techniques – gives tips on how to properly care for problem skin
The most common causes of acne in women are:
- gynecological diseases that lead to hormonal imbalance, pregnancy and abortion can also provoke the appearance of acne;
- endocrine abnormalities. Adrenal dysfunction, pituitary gland, and female genital organs are badly affected by skin conditions. A common cause of acne is an increase in the production of male sex hormones (hyperandrogenism) in women.
- digestive tract upset. Acne over the age of 20 can be triggered by excessive consumption of sugar, dairy products, fast carbohydrates;
- allergic reactions to cosmetics or household chemicals;
- nervous disorders;
- taking certain medications;
- damage to the skin, which were subsequently infected;
- improper home or salon care and poor hygiene.
It is impossible to solve the problem of acne by contacting a cosmetologist only. This is not only an aesthetic issue. For the successful treatment of cosmetic problems, it is important to consult a doctor: endocrinologist, gastroenterologist, dermatologist, gynecologist. It is recommended to take tests for hormones, especially progesterone. Under the supervision of a gastroenterologist, it is necessary to examine the gastrointestinal tract in detail and check for compliance with the norm of vitamins and nucleins.
Later, acne in women has some differences from acne in adolescence. It is not located in the T-zone, as in adolescents, but is more localized on the chin and cheeks, signaling a hormonal imbalance. Such acne sits deep. It’s hard to work with them when cleaning. Compared to acne in adolescents, such rashes are brighter and more painful. With improper extraction, they leave scars.
The causes of acne in adulthood are many. In fact, when faced with acne in adulthood, a woman gets the answer that, having bad eating habits, experiencing stress, she gradually undermines her health and, as they say, gets the problem “on her face”.
Acne prone skin needs special care. Moreover, this care has its own specificity, different from skin care with acne in adolescents. Most drugs, both pharmacy and those sold in supermarkets, are for teenagers. What is suitable for young skin will not be effective for skin in adulthood. The main objective of funds for adolescents is to dry.
Mature skin itself is overdried, and in addition it cannot be dried. All products should be selected for mature skin prone to oily. Such skin needs more delicate care. In case of problems with acne, wash only with cool water. Use drugs only for skin with acne, prone to age-related changes. Moisturizing serum and a protective cream must be included in the care of such skin. There are many good lines on the market for home care and acne prone skin.
A good effect in the fight against late acne has professional care. A positive effect is given by cleansing procedures with mandatory moisturizing at the end. Various professional treatments for problematic mature skin will be useful; in especially severe cases, mesotherapy is recommended. Peeling gives a good effect in the fight against acne, the type and dosage are selected individually.