Adult acne is more common than you think.


Trigger factors for adult acne are hormones, stress and the erratic dietary changes sparked by menopausal eating habits.


One of the best products on the market for adult acne is Retinol. Retinol is a two for the price of one treatment, because it not only helps with adult acne, it also is hugely beneficial for anti-ageing. Prescriptive strength retinol will always give the best results.


It is important to note that the products used as a teenager or on adolescent skin will not work for adult acne. These products will often make skin that is already being influenced by hormonal changes, drier, flakier, more delicate and less responsive to treatment. Don’t use products that are harsh and drying. Menopausal skin needs gentler but effective treatments.


If you suffer with cystic acne seeing a dermatologist is a must. There is usually a charge for seeing a dermatologist but generally it will be the best money that you invest in yourself. Cysts are large painful lumps underneath the skin that will cause a lot of dermatological damage in the deeper layers of the skin. Acne Cysts will not respond to lotions, creams or ointments. Cysts need to be treated internally and therefore seeing a dermatologist is vital from the outset to put you on a correct, responsive course of treatment.


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