Quick GuidesAug 19

Top Tips for Beating Adult Acne

Suffering with adult acne? You're not alone! It can be hard to understand why you’re still getting spots while going through your ‘adult’ life milestones; graduation, first day of your dream job, moving into your first home. You always picture yourself as an adult fresh faced and ready to tackle anything life throws at you, but adult acne can really stop you in your tracks.

No matter how well you look after your face, if you have temperamental skin there’s always going to be something internal that can trigger a breakout. Anything from stress, hormone imbalances or changes in your diet can have an impact on your skin.

However, there are a few simple steps you can take to help tackle adult acne.

✨ Who'd have thought you can wash your face too much?! Make sure to wash your face just twice a day as over washing can irritate the skin and actually make symptoms worse.

✨ Use lukewarm water when washing your face. Very hot or cold water can make acne worse - and no one wants that!

✨ Wash the affected area with a gentle soap or cleanser. As much as we all love an elaborate skincare routine, very strong products can irritate the skin and cause redness.

✨ Leave your spots alone! It can be tempting to squeeze spots but this can make them worse and can even cause permanent scarring.

✨ Wash affected areas before going to bed! Remove any make-up and cosmetics to reduce the chances of it blocking your pores. Allow your skin a chance to ‘breathe’.

✨ Get regular exercise especially in the fresh air. Not only is this good for your skin, it can also help boost your mood and improve your self-confidence.

✨ Wash after exercise to prevent sweat irritating your skin. No more skipping the shower after a morning spin class! 

✨ Drink plenty of water and eat a healthy, balanced diet. This sounds obvious but foods that contain anti-oxidants (such as fruit and vegetables) help your skin to renew and repair. Another reason to get your 5 a day! 

✨ Use a targeted LED light therapy treatment such as Lumie Clear, using both blue and red light to kill acne-causing bacteria and sooth redness and inflammation.