• 19 OCT 17
    4 Ways to Say Goodbye to Adult Acne

    4 Ways to Say Goodbye to Adult Acne

    Full Podcast with Professor Sinclair Available Here, many thanks to The Better Living Podcast

    Did you have acne as a teenager? Remember that feeling of frustration when you went to bed blemish free and you woke up with pimples? According to Professor Rodney Sinclair in a recent podcast adults can also experience acne. He explains that, “for most people it’s a 10 year period that can start from the ages of 9-10 years old. They have usually ‘grown out’ of it by their late teens. However, many adults don’t start getting acne until their late 20’s, which can continue into their 30’s and even 40’s”

    At the onset of puberty, the androgen hormones released into the body cause oil glands in the skin of the face, back, neck, shoulders and chest become enlarged and produce more oil (sebum). When the bacteria living on the skin digest this extra oil, the by-products from this irritate the skin resulting in blocked skin pores, pimples, blackheads and acne developing

    Professor Sinclair suggests the following self-help strategies for the treatment of acne that include:

    • Cleansing – wash your skin with a cleanser specifically developed for acne-prone skin
    • Remove makeup – taking makeup off before bedtime with a gentle cleanser will avoid pores becoming blocked
    • Reduce stress – some people find that their acne breakouts increase during stressful periods of time. Keeping stress levels under control can reduce the incidence of breakouts.

    Professor Rodney Sinclair notes that if you are an adult experiencing acne, there are 4 proven ways to say goodbye to it.

    Step 1 to saying goodbye to adult acne

    Make sure you have got the correct diagnosis. Other skin conditions can look like acne, including rosacea. Book a skin consultation with your General Practitioner or a Specialist Dermatologist

    Step 2 to saying goodbye to adult acne

    If you have mild adult acne, there are many over the counter medications available at your local pharmacy. The most effective and fast treatments contain benzoyl peroxide. Your pharmacist will be able to advise the most suitable ones for your skin condition.

    Step 2 to saying goodbye to adult acne

    If you have been used over the counter medications for your adult acne and they are not working, it’s time to see your General Practitioner for adult acne prescription medications.

    Step 4 to saying goodbye to adult acne

    While 9 out of 10 adults who have adult acne treatment with Isotretinoin will be cured from, in some cases the medication does not work. While Isotretinoin is effective, it is important to note that not everyone can take this drug due to side effects that include mood changes.

    If the medication has not worked, Professor Rodney Sinclair suggests that you book a skin consultation with a Specialist Dermatologist. They can assess your acne, treat acne scars and help you stop the adult acne breakout cycle. Book a consultation with one of our Specialist Dermatologists here

    Sinclair Dermatology is currently running a clinical trial for moderate to severe acne with another Acne trial due to commence soon.