Acne is a common problem that many of us deal with, even into adulthood. In fact, studies have shown that 40% of men experience adult acne.
However, despite its prevalence, acne is often not talked about openly. This article covers the top 5 causes of adult acne in men and offers tips for combatting it.
Blocked oil gland pores are a main cause of adult acne, and harsh chemicals found in many skincare products can make the problem worse. Stripping your skin of essential oils can lead to excessive oil production and more blocked pores, so it's important to avoid removing too much oil from your skin. Hair and skin care products that contain sulfates, parabens, and other synthetic chemicals can also cause significant irritation and inflammation.
A poor diet, stress, and poor sleep can also contribute to adult acne. Late nights and unhealthy foods can affect your skin's production of oil, hormones, and inflammation, all of which can lead to acne outbreaks. Stress can also increase the likelihood of acne by stimulating oil glands and hair follicles in the skin.
To treat adult acne, it's important to identify a pattern and understand the underlying causes. Consistency is key, and it may take trying a combination of fixes to find what works best for your skin. Natural face washes and cleansers that contain ingredients like Witch Hazel, Sweet Orange Peel Oil, and Australian Sea Salt can help keep skin blemish-free. Natural face scrubs that use finely crushed walnut shells and bamboo powder can gently remove dead skin cells that can block pores without leaving your skin red, dry, or irritated.
In summary, acne is a common problem that can be tackled with the right skincare routine and lifestyle habits. It's never too late to get your acne under control, and natural, organic, and vegan-certified products such as those in VITAMAN's Skincare Essentials Kit can help.