Bad skin is not for the teens only, according to most dermatologists. If you think adults cannot get acne breakouts, then you are wrong. While the root cause is same, hormonal imbalance, adult acne is caused by a combination of hormonal imbalance with toxins and congested blood.
Moreover, the reason of hormonl imbalance also differs between a teen and an adult. In teen age, body produces a rush of different kinds of hormones which overpower the system causing an imbalance.
In adults, hormonal imbalance occurs due to body’s inability to expel used hormones from the body. This chronic hormonal imbalance gets combined with toxins and blood in the system leading to acne breakouts in adults.
Sometimes acne is caused due to the imbalance of androgen (male hormone), or estrogen (female hormone), or due to an imbalance of both the hormones in human body.
In women, hormonal imbalance occurs after menopause, during pregnancy, or during pre-menopause. There may be other causes too such as stress, poor skin hygiene, birth control pills, bad cosmetics etc.
Though there are several over-the-counter medications and surgical treatments available, but the safest way to treat adult acne is through natural methods.
Cod liver oil or fish oil is very beneficial in treating adult acne. Take supplements of cod liver oil regularly. It will prevent acne breakouts and treat flare ups as well. Stick to the supplements even after the cure to keep the system in balance, and prevent further breakouts.
Apart from revitalizing the skin, Vitamin D and C works great in the prevention of acne too. Include foods that are rich in Vitamin E and C to get rid of acne present on skin as well as to prevent it from reoccurring. You can also take supplements.
Egg yolk is a good remedy used in the treatment of adult acne. Separate out the egg yolk; apply it directly on the affected area and keep as long as you can. Wash off with tepid water. Practice this egg yolk remedy at least twice a day, and see how natural cure works wonders.
Apply green tea extract directly on the acne site. Lotions and creams that contain the extract are also recommended. Do check that your cream or lotion contain at least 2% to 3% of the extract.
Green tea extract helps to reduce the production of sebum by the skin which is also one of the causes of adult acne. This is a great natural cure to adult male acne. Continue the usage for at least 1 month. Also, drink green tea to help your hormonal balance.
Stay away from kelp (a sea weed used as a diet supplement) and iodized foods such as salt; these foods have found to be directly linked with adult acne. Also, limit intake of refined sugar and foods rich in trans-fatty acid such as hydrogenated vegetable oils, milk products, and fatty acids.
These substances may cause toxins in the intestines leading to adult acne. Have a diet rich in fiber and vitamins to keep your skin healthy.