Life has a funny way of throwing you curveballs.

Just when you thought that you’ve done your time fighting (and probably losing) the battle against acne, and you’re ready to shed your pimply skin and live life as an adult with post-pubescent skin… the zits just REFUSE to go away.

No one is a fan of this plot twist, but there’s an explanation for this. Explanations, rather!

 

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Why Doesn’t (Z)it Go Away?

 

 

 

 

 

The Face Mask. If you’ve found yourself breaking out more than before around the area of the face below your eyes, the face mask that we have been mandated to wear at all times is likely one of the reasons why. As much as the mask protects us from the pandemic sweeping the world, it also deprives the skin a chance of breathing freely, while trapping all of the dirt and bacteria from perspiration within the skin for the whole day.

Hormones. The fluctuation in hormones, especially before your menstrual cycle could be one of the factors that’s keeping your acne from clearing up. Androgens like testosterone can cause painful cystic acne to surface around the chin, neck or back, according to dermatologists.

Pollutants in the air. The amount of dust and dirt you accumulate on your skin can clog up your pores and cause acne bacteria to thrive on your skin. If you’d like to have an inkling of how much dirt is accumulated on your face, wipe your face with a facial wipe or a toner pad after a day out – what you see might appall you.

Wrong skincare products. Some products that you’re using to rid your skin of acne might be counter-productive in its purpose, because of its contents that might be exacerbating the condition. Always make sure the products you’re applying to acne-ridden skin is labeled “oil-free” or “water-based”, so that they will not clog your pores further.

Over-cleansing. Too much of a good thing can turn out bad – washing your face in excess is one such example. The hot and humid weather might be accelerants of sebum production, and you might be tempted to wash your face with vigor to get rid of the grease and the sheen, but doing it too often and with harsh cleansing agents might dry up and stress out the skin, worsening the condition of your acne.

 

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The Solution

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One of the very first steps to take is to get rid of adult acne is to make adjustments to your skincare regime that can accelerate the healing process of your skin.

Some of the key ingredients to look out for in your skincare product are the likes of Glycolic and Salicylic acid. These two acids are natural exfoliators for your skin, not only targeting the likes of acne but also wrinkles as well.

Products containing these components have the ability to unclog pores, remove dead cells on the surface of the skin, tightening it at the same time. Cleansing lotions like the Skin Gym Deep Cleaning Gel are prime examples of products that contain these helpful acids.

Your body is in its most pronounced state of repair when you are asleep. The women who understand that capitalize on this fact, with the use of highly effective skin-nourishing night creams before they hit the sack.

The Clear Bliss Clearing and Soothing Gel is an ultra-light gel that is gentle on the skin, that you can apply right before you sleep, or right before you put on your makeup for the day. This gel does a top-notch job of unclogging pores and eviscerating acne bacteria at the same time, reducing the redness and visibility or your acne and giving you a clearer complexion.

Sometimes acne conditions can get to a level where it transcends topical or even oral alleviation and may require some form of professional assistance.

Multi-tiered acne-busting packages like the Clarity Program are specially designed to deal with all forms of acne, and the unsightly scars they leave behind.

 

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