You survived high school. You sailed through college. Your breakouts were still showing up in your twenties. Now you’ve hit your thirties and your acne is still flaring up, and you thought you would be done by now.
You’re not alone. Adult acne is more common than you think, but it is different to the acne you had during your teens in several ways.
While teenage age is caused by active oil glands and excess oil production, adult acne is caused by hormonal activity. As we age, cell turnover slows down, so in adults, oil can build up and cause inflammation, cystic acne and pimples. Teenage acne tends to show up all over the face, and back, chest and shoulders, while adult acne is more commonly found on the lower face, chin and jawline.
When it comes to treating adult and teenage acne, the method differs. For starters, young skin that produces too much oil needs more aggressive treatments to reduce the presence of p.acnes bacteria and reduce oiliness. Adult skin is less robust and more sensitive, and is more subject to dryness. The best treatments are more gentle and easier to tolerate. In addition, women want to be able to wear foundation, so acne therapy needs to allow them to apply daily makeup without flaking and peeling.
ZO® Skin Health and ZO® Medical ranges offer formulations that are suited to treat all types of acne for women and men of all ages, from blackheads to bacne.
ZO Acne Prevention and Treatment Program: A complete range of highly effective products formulated to treat clogged pores, blackheads (comedones), papules and pustules (pimples) and cysts. Can also be prescribed as a preventative treatment for acne and breakouts
1. Offects® Exfoliating Cleanser
2. Offects® Exfoliating Polish
3. Offects® TE-Pads Acne Pore Treatment – 60 Pads
4. Offects® TE-Pads Acne Pore Treatment Solution
5. Offects® Sulfur Masque