Going back to junior high or high school is everyone’s worst nightmare. Not only was it a disaster socially for most of us, but our bodies were going through significant changes. To make matters worse, all those raging hormones usually left you with acne. And that is the worst. The problem is: adult acne is real. Unfortunately, you might not have left it behind in your teenage years like you thought.
Acne comes in various forms and can appear anywhere—from your face, to your shoulders, to your back and chest. Whether you are a teenager or an adult, you should try to treat your acne in the best way possible. A dermatologist will be able to help you decide the best way to go about treating it.
Why Acne is Produced
Acne can be produced due to many causes, but mostly these boils and pustules are produced due to blocked oil glands. As dirt and bacteria get locked in the skin and block the pores, your skin can become littered with white heads and black heads (which are also called closed comdones and open comdones, respectively). As these glands are blocked, oil begins to further accumulate, causing bacteria to grow. This is when your body starts to form large and painful red bumps and the common pimple filled with pus. Sometimes very large cysts filled with pus will begin to form. The different types of acne and their severity varies from person to person. Depending on your individual skin type, the dermatologist will be able to accurately treat your personal case of acne.
How to Get Rid of the Issue
There are many kinds of face washes, soaps, tubes and creams which are available in almost any regular grocery store. Keeping your face clean is a great way to treat and prevent acne, as washing will open the active oil glands and prevent the oil from accumulating, thus saving you from pimples.
However, if your acne has already reached a severe level, you will need more than just over-the-counter washes. Instead, you will need to see your dermatologist for proper medication and treatment.