“Latest statistics reveal that 50 percent of women suffer from acne at some point in their adult lives with the condition becoming increasingly prevalent in women in their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and even older.”
So why are adults especially women getting acne as adults well the answers are well documented but the main culprits are
Hormones in women particularly are more likely to have fluctuating levels of hormones, which is often caused by menstruation, pregnancy, birth control pills and other forms of contraception, polycystic ovarian syndrome, pre-menopause, and menopause.
Stress in our everyday lives is something we all have to deal with in one form or another and most of us have good coping skills to deal with it. However, stress does cause a rise in Cortisol is often called the primary “stress hormone” because it’s one of the main hormones we release when we’re under any sort of pressure and our evolutionary-based “fight or flight response” kicks into gear. Although there are many benefits caused by this hormone the negatives are very difficult to live with such as the production of acne, weight gain, and high blood pressure to name a few.
Genetics unfortunately if a close blood relative, such as a parent, brother, or sister have acne? Findings from research studies suggest that some people may have a genetic predisposition for acne. People who have this predisposition seem more likely to get adult acne.
Diet High-glycemic foods: These are foods that break down quickly in the body, triggering an insulin spike and raising blood sugar levels. They trigger hormonal fluctuations and inflammation—both of which encourages acne. … Fast food: Greasy fast food creates inflammation in the body.
Medication side effect: Acne is a side effect of some medicines. If you suspect that a medicine is triggering your acne or making it worse, continue taking the medicine — but talk with the doctor who prescribed it. Ask if acne is a possible side effect. If acne is a possible side effect, ask if you can take a different medicine. If you cannot take another medicine, you may want to see a dermatologist who can help you control the acne.
Undiagnosed medical condition: Sometimes, acne is a sign of an underlying medical condition. Once the medical condition is diagnosed and treated, the acne often clears.
Treating active acne only treats the symptoms and not the cause. To truly clear your skin you must figure out why you are breaking out and learn how to prevent that from happening. Acne which may stem from normal hormonal changes, such as those that coincide with the menstrual cycles or from hormonal disorders for many of these women medication that target’s hormonal disorders rather than bacteria would provide them with the most help.
Adult forms of acne, where pores on the face, chest, or back regularly become blocked with oil is on the rise with dermatologist seeing a 200% increase in the number of adults seeking out specialist treatment. As acne is very hormonally driven its women tend to be the most afflicted with 44% of UK female adults now suffering, which is twice a number of men.
The psychological impact A Canadian study of nearly 500 patients with acne published in the British Journal of Dermatology found even having mild acne can bring on feelings of low self- esteem, depression and suicidal thoughts. The fact that acne often coincides with the start of puberty adds to the feelings of uncertainty about body image, self-esteem and other emotional issues that adolescents and teenagers typically experience. In adult acne sufferers, a study showed that nearly half were suffering from depression or anxiety, while a further 40% believed it interfered with their ability to focus at work
The study findings showed that acne can be associated with the following psychological effects:
- Social withdrawal
- Decreased self-esteem
- Reduced self-confidence
- Poor body image
- Feelings of depression
Figuring out which acne treatments will work for you is a long trial-and-error process that takes a lot of patience and willpower. You pretty much have to go through all sorts of products, test drive them, and weed out the bad apples until you find the things that actually work.
Most dermatologists and skin specialists recommend a three-pronged attack for initial acne treatment: 1) kill bacteria, 2) exfoliate pores, and 3) eliminate oil. While this slash-and-burn technique (i.e. prescribe retinoids and antibiotic) may work for some people, it is hard to say whether this plan of attack has a high success rate because everyone’s skin responds so differently.
How Do Acne Treatments Work?
Choosing the right treatment which is best for your type of skin can be very overwhelming, unsure if you should use an Exfoliant, BHAs, Retinoids, How do you kill the bacteria should you use antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide or tea tree oil. How do you reduce inflammation with Azelaic acid or Antibiotics or do you simply dry out a pimple with Sulfur. All the information you need is found following the links contained in this article.
We understand that living with chronic pain and painful skin conditions can have a serious deliberating affect on your life and seeking out treatment is not something you consider a luxury but often a vital element in your pain management and is not for you a one off treatment but a lifetime investment in controlling the pain and anxiety you feel on a daily basis. For this reason, we have set up regular skin and pain clinics where you can access the cryotherapy sessions at heavily discounted prices. We have made our treatments affordable for those who need it most. We care about our customers and this is our way of showing you just how much.
Call Samantha Mills 07730579940 for more information and availability.