How to Treat Adult Acne

Dealing with Adult Acne: Causes and Solutions for Men

Dealing with acne as an adult? You're not alone. Around 40% of men still fight breakouts after their teen years. Despite its prevalence, adult acne is something of a taboo subject, it’s rarely discussed. 

We're here to shed light on the issue of adult acne. In this guide, we'll look into the primary causes of adult acne and provide effective strategies to help you achieve blemish-free skin.

Can Oily Skin Trigger Acne in Men?

Adult acne can be triggered by many factors, one of which is the blockage of pores due to excessive oil production. On the other hand, aiming for oil-free skin can sometimes worsen the situation. When you strip away essential oils, your skin responds by producing even more oil, resulting in further clogged pores - and a tonne of frustration! 

Using a natural men's Face Moisturiser is vital as it helps hydrate and nourish the skin without exposing it to harmful chemicals, ensuring a healthy complexion while minimising the risk of irritation. You should also add an Eye & Lip Serum to your skincare routine, as this helps hydrate your skin, diminishing puffiness and dark circles for an overall rejuvenated look.

How Skincare Choices Impact Men's Acne

Not all skincare is created equal. It's important to read labels and avoid ingredients like sulphates, parabens, and synthetic chemicals which may irritate skin and worsen breakouts. These substances can irritate your skin, disrupt the skin barrier, and worsen active breakouts. 

The good news is that all VITAMAN products avoid ingredients like parabens, phthalates, glycols, mineral oil, baking soda, DEA, TEA, ethanol, and lanolin. Take our Face Mud Masque for instance. It effectively controls excess oil and shine, offering a balancing effect that calms and refreshes the skin while replenishing moisture and protecting against dryness and early signs of ageing. Its pH-balanced formula also optimises your complexion, revealing a clear and confident appearance.

Is Diet Linked to Acne in Men?

The harsh truth is that yes, indulging in cheat meals, sugar, and fried goodies can affect your skin. What you eat influences oil production, hormones, and inflammation - things that work together to cause acne. So next time you want that pie from the servo, think about how it could hurt your skin! 

How Stress Contributes to Men's Acne

We already know that stress plays havoc with our health. You may (or may not) be surprised to learn that stress plays a pivotal role in acne. Studies have revealed that stress heightens the likelihood of acne outbreaks. During times of increased stress, our bodies ramp up the production of androgens, a class of hormones that stimulate oil glands and hair follicles, leading to the onset of acne. 

Can Poor Sleep Cause Acne in Men?

Prioritising a good night's sleep might just be the missing puzzle piece in your quest for clear skin. Disruptions in your sleep cycle crank up cortisol production, which can lead to skin inflammation, slow blemish healing, and even more acne.

The cleanliness of your bedding also plays a significant role in adult acne. Laboratory tests reveal that week-old pillowcases have 17,000 times more bacteria than your average toilet seat (how gross is that?). So, if you’re a fella who doesn't frequently change his bed sheets, take note!

How to Manage Men's Acne

Let’s face the facts: Adult acne is an experience many men share. The silver lining? There are many solutions at your disposal to effectively manage and reduce the likelihood of reoccurring adult acne.

First, pay attention to when and where pimples show up. By tracking patterns, you can start getting to the bottom of your adult acne's root causes.

Sticking with a routine is also key to beating breakouts. Often, it's a combination of solutions that proves most effective for you and your unique skin.

Fortunately, VITAMAN’S natural Face & Body Cleanser simplifies this process. Beyond offering protection against dry, cracked skin and minimising the risk of infection, our Face & Body Cleanser contains Witch Hazel - a natural cleanser renowned for its calming potent antibacterial properties. This means there is no need for alcohol in our product.  

Our Face & Body Cleanser also contains Sweet Orange Peel Oil — a natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory — alongside plant-based ingredients sourced from the Australian Outback. The citrus fruit acids in our cleanser diligently break down clogged skin cells, preventing blocked pores, and keeping your skin clean and acne-free. To add a touch of natural exfoliation, we incorporate a pinch of Australian Sea Salt, leaving your skin feeling smooth and fresh. 

What About Exfoliation?

If you want to take things a step further, we recommend you try our award-winning natural Face Scrub. Unlike other exfoliants riddled with harmful plastic microbeads (that are detrimental to both your skin and the environment), our scrub uses finely crushed walnut shells and bamboo powder to gently eliminate rough and dead skin cells that can obstruct your pores.

Our Face Scrub is pH-balanced to complement your skin's unique chemistry, ensuring it won't leave your skin red, dry, or irritated. It is also enriched with Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Allantoin, and Vitamin E, leaving your skin feeling refreshed, clean, and blemish-free. 

Our Promise

VITAMAN products are a testament to rigorous botanical science, carefully formulated with natural, organic, and vegan-certified ingredients. Furthermore, they are supported by our 100% Money-Back Guarantee.

It’s never too late to reclaim control over your acne. Commence your transformative journey today with our natural Smooth Operator Kit, a combo featuring our Face & Body Cleanser, Face Scrub, Face Mud Masque, Eye & Lip Serum, and our best-selling Face Moisturiser. VITAMAN’S Smooth Operator Kit is the ideal wingman for your skin's well-being.

Stay tuned for more insights, tips, and transformative solutions to elevate your grooming game and embrace blemish-free, radiant skin.