The Adult Acne Struggle

February 25, 2011 | posted by Justin Skeesuck

Are you over 35 and unsure what to do for both acne and wrinkles? It’s easy to think that once you are past being a teenager the acne should be gone for good! So why isn’t it? Added to the fact that your skin is aging, the quest for flawless skin feels endless.

Break outs that occur on the lower half of the face, such as jawline, chin, neck and cheeks could be associated with hormonal imbalance, especially if they coincide with your monthly cycle. The hormonal imbalance could occur from stress or perimenopause. Stress happens to be one of the major factors that cause adult acne as adrenal production peaks during times of stress, which stimulates higher levels of testosterone.

Which Products Will Work Best for Hormonal Acne?

Just because you break out doesn’t automatically mean you are oily.  If you use products targeted to oily-skinned teenagers when you are more of a dry skin type, you could in fact be making your acne worse due to the irritation. It is important to treat your skin type first, meaning dry/sensitive, normal or combination, or oily/problem prone.  The key is to balance skin hydration while treating your break outs.

This is where Epionce reigns supreme: treating stressed-out hormonal skin break-outs without over drying or stripping sensitive skin. 

Your best product options will include a gentle, yet deep-cleaning cleanser, like Gentle Foaming Cleanser (for drier to combination types) or Lytic Gel Cleanser (for combination to oily types).   Lytic treatment products help kill the bacteria that lead to acne lesions, while keeping pores clean and smoothing skin texture.  Use Lite Lytic for sensitive to dry skin and stronger Lytic or Lytic Plus for combination to oily skin, respectively.  If you are not sure which Lytic to start with, begin with Lite Lytic and bump up strength to Lytic next time.  Follow with a Renewal Facial product (Renewal Lite, Renewal Lotion or Renewal Facial Cream), which provides balanced hydration product that calms inflammatory factors and builds a stronger skin barrier.