You thought you got past the acne chapter in your teenage years until you stepped into adulthood and along with a bevy of other problems, you also now have clusters of acne. Makes you wonder if puberty really let you down, doesn’t it? Worry not—chances are that you probably have adult acne and while it’s surely a struggle dealing with it, it’s not impossible to get it under control. If this is your story, keep reading as we reveal more about adult acne...
 

So what is it really?

So what is it really?

Your sebaceous glands are not behaving themselves—they’re extremely overactive. Yes, it happened to you in your teens and it’s happening again or it never happened to you then and it’s happening now. Adult acne typically occurs between 20 to 40 years of age and there are several reasons for it.

 

Why that zit?

Why that zit?

Adult acne is usually caused by hormonal concerns like PCOD (Polycystic ovary syndrome). While it might be more persistent than teenage acne, adult acne is surely similar—there’s inflamed skin, acne and bacteria settling into the skin. But you’d be surprised to know that even pregnant or menopausal women can suffer from adult acne as that’s when hormones generally play havoc in our body. These pimples are deeper and aren’t the usual kind of blind acne but instead, appear majorly around the jawline and are more cystic in nature. Another reason for adult acne could be stress as women usually find themselves struggling with too many situations once they hit adulthood.

 

How can you prevent and treat it?

How can you prevent and treat it?

If it’s a hormonal concern, know that the hormonal problem won’t go away completely. However, what you need to do is bring it under control by way of medicines and treatments prescribed by dermatologists and gynecologists. That’s not all, you must ensure that there’s a lifestyle change such as regular workouts along with a balanced diet. But what you can adopt to prevent and reduce the problem is an acne-fighting regime that helps deal with adult acne. For that, we think you should rely on the Pond's Pimple Clear Face Wash as a part of your go-to cleanser. Its Active Thymo-T essence works hard to stop pimples right from the beginning while you cleanse your face and get rid of all the bacteria and grime on it. To moisturise your skin with an acne-fighting cream, we suggest going with the Citra Spot-less Fair Face Cream that lightens blemishes and heals acne, thanks to its trusted ingredient, Japanese green tea. But if you want something specially for those unsightly scars that adult pimples leave behind, apply the Fair & Lovely Anti-Marks Treatment for your dark spots. It’s almost like a laser treatment for your skin as it penetrates 3 layers deep to work on the marks from the roots. Moreover, its triple sunscreens offer sun protection and prevent the recurrence of marks. Use this on a daily basis to slowly and surely see a reduction in dark spots and acne scars.