In a perfect world, by the time you notice your first troubling wrinkle, your acne would be long gone. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Grown-ups are often surprised to realize that some level of acne is a lifetime affliction. And in fact, low-grade, persistent acne has been found to be particularly common among women in their 20s, 30s and 40s. But adult men struggle, too, often tied to face and body hair.
The bumpy truth is that all those factors related to being alive — such as diet, stress and hormones — mix with dirt, oil and dead skin cells, and conspire to keep our skin in perpetual adolescence.
So what to do?
Well, there are certainly lots of products — over-the-counter, prescription, topical solutions and pills – designed to help teens and adults better manage the frustrations of acne. But maybe your insurance no longer covers prescriptions past the teen years. Or you don’t want to take antibiotics again for your condition. And those store-bought creams don’t seem to be doing the trick.
At Smooth Solutions we can assess your skin issues and create an adult acne treatment plan that fits you and your lifestyle. To get started, simply call us for an appointment at 716.633.6100. Here’s an idea of what you can expect:
- We will start by advising you to stay calm about your breakouts because stress is such a contributing factor.
- We’ll ask about your sleep habits and remind you how much eight hours of sleep each night can help your skin rest and regenerate.
- And even though sweat can exacerbate your bumps, we probably will advise you start or continue a workout routine.
- While you should definitely treat your acne, stay away from those stronger cleansers and medicines that you might have considered in your younger years. You don’t want to dry out or irritate your skin because that will also cause breakouts.
Finally, we want you to discover clearCONCEPT™, a highly effective treatment we use at Smooth Solutions to treat acne and acne scarring. So learn more by calling today.