We would expect nature to run its course and only plague us with the misfortune of acne during our tumultuous teenage years, but sometimes it doesn’t just stop there. Even after your mid twenties up into your thirties, forties, and even fifties, acne can still attack.
As we have discussed in previous blog entries, acne can quite literally rear its ugly head when there is any back up of oil, dirt, and bacteria in the pore. In effect, these clogged pores can cause an acne variation of blackheads, whiteheads, pustules, and other kinds of unwanted blemishes. The most common areas acne will appear are on the face, neck, chest, and back.
There are however, legitimate reasons you are seeing the rise of red on your skin. Some explanations are as follows:
- Menstrual cycles effect the hormone shifts in women. This is why they will experience a production of acne around that time of the month.
- Pregnancy and childbirth not only take a toll on the body as a whole, but on the skin as well.
- Birth control pills can either help prevent acne from forming or cause it to happen more frequently. Hormone pills that contain only progestin usually lead to the development of adult acne.
- STRESS! This will be the main culprit no matter how young or old you are. If you are under the gun about anything and struggling to take the pressure off, your skin will most likely react with a few zits.
- Medications can also be to blame if you are prone to its side effects of acne. These medications are listed as anticonvulsants and corticosteroids.
- Skincare products you use that may not end up being a right match for you. This is why you should investigate your skin type to find the best skincare product.
- Medical conditions such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can lead to acne outbreak in women. Consulting your doctor to know how to best defend against these symptoms is advised.
- All in the genes. Sometimes, it can be just your luck that the acne gene was passed down to you. If your parent or sibling had it as an adult, you will be at increased risk to have it as well.