Common Causes of Adult Acne

Throughout adolescence, it isn’t unusual for one to deal with oily skin and acne. Once grown out of their teen years, many adults believe they will no longer be plagued by the debilitating inflammatory condition, however, this isn’t always the case. Acne can affect people of all ages for varying reasons, and each stage of life brings different factors that can be a contributor. Thus, treatments must be designed for the specific conditions the sufferer experiences in order to be effective. 

Adult Acne vs. Adolescent Acne 

Adult skin and adolescent skin are incredibly different, each with their own distinct needs. Adolescents tend to develop acne due to an influx of hormones during puberty which, in turn, causes an increase in oil, or sebum, from the oil glands. This can cause pore blockage, resulting in breakouts. Despite this, adolescent skin has a faster cell turnover rate than mature skin, recovering from breakouts faster. Contrastingly, adults tend to suffer from inflammatory acne due to chronic stress and varied hormonal changes throughout life. Mature skin tends to be more dry and sensitive, with complex concerns like fine lines and wrinkles. Therefore, treating adult acne requires a measured, delicate approach to target the many concerns of ageing skin. 

Treating Adult Acne

Treating adult acne can be a balancing act. Many treatments designed for breakouts can be very drying and irritating to mature skin, resulting in more inflammation. Additionally, many sufferers have several skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and scarring that frequently comes with age. Thankfully, there are treatments available which can address many of these concerns at once in a powerful, multi-tasking package. At k:SPA, we offer several powerhouse treatments like Dermalogica Pro Power Peels and the Dermalogica Active Clearing Line which directly target the many concerns of ageing skin. 

Dermalogica Power Peels 

Dermalogica Pro Power Peels is a line of chemical peels designed for bespoke peel creation. Your k:SPA skin specialist will assess your specific skin concerns in order to create the perfect peel for you. The peel works to chemically exfoliate the skin, aiding in cell turnover to precisely remove the outer, damaged layers of skin to improve acne and reduce the appearance of scarring, pigmentation, and fine lines. The result is healthy, clear, and youthful skin! 

Dermalogica Active Clearing 

The Dermalogica Active Clearing Line is a collection of products created with the complex needs of mature skin in mind. Skillfully composed of professional ingredients like Glycolic Acid  to exfoliate and unclog pores, Niacinamide to balance skin tone, and Retinol to control wrinkles, Dermalogica Active Clearing is designed to combat acne without drying and damaging sensitive, ageing skin. The formulas are perfectly balanced to fight off breakouts, while delicately soothing fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation for a bright, youthful complexion free from blemishes. 

Book Your Consultation at k:SPA in Fareham for Clearer Skin

At k:SPA we are results-driven, meaning, we are passionate about providing real, life-changing results for our clients. Our treatments for Adult Acne are professionally-formulated to treat your own specific skin needs, providing optimum results. Call k:SPA today at 01489 880 497.