Blemishes and breakouts aren’t just for teenagers. Many adults battle acne as well. Fortunately, there are several ways to treat unwanted breakouts both at home and with help from your dermatologist. In his most recent presentation, Joel Schlessinger MD discusses this common skin concern and highlights a few of his favorite treatment products.

Adult acne is often caused by a combination of things, Joel Schlessinger MD explains.

Stress, fluctuating hormones and excess oil production all contribute to the formation of blemishes and breakouts. Additionally, mature complexions have a slower cell turnover rate, which leads to clogged pores and congested skin.

There are three main causes of adult acne. First, the skin could be affected by a hormonal imbalance. Hormones cause breakouts by increasing oil production and trapping bacteria inside pores. This type of acne often occurs for women during menstruation. Second, breakouts on the skin could actually be caused by rosacea. Often called adult acne, this condition is characterized by areas of flushing and blushing with occasional blemishes. The third main cause is yeast-based acne, also known as pityrosporum folliculitis. This condition appears as tiny bumps on the forehead. In some cases, these bumps may spread to the chest and back.

Joel Schlessinger MD shares a few of his favorite formulas that will help treat and prevent adult acne.

There are several ways you can treat blemishes and breakouts at home. Joel Schlessinger MD recommends starting with a comprehensive skin care routine like LovelySkin Acne Care Starter Set. If you’re battling signs of aging as well as breakouts, try SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense.  This salicylic acid treatment works to correct blemishes, fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation all at once. Finally, protect your clear complexion with a sunscreen like EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46. This gentle, oil-free formula is perfect for acne-prone skin.

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Posted Monday, December 2nd, 2013 at 2:51 pm
Filed Under Category: Acne Skin Care, Dermatology, Skin Care, SlideShare
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