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October 7, 2012


Help – Another Pimple – I Got Break Outs Again!

Life is stressful. Just getting out of bed in the morning and going about your normal day can be difficult. With all that built-in stress, it is no wonder we still find ourselves experiencing acne breakouts well into adulthood. There is nothing more mortifying than dragging yourself into the bathroom in the morning and seeing a rash of pimples stretched defiantly across your face and having flashbacks to being sixteen years old. It’s bad enough dealing with pimples in the cruel, Darwinian world of high school, but it is even worse once you’re older and supposed to be past all that. Supposedly, one of the few good things about getting older is that we do not have to worry about such things. No such luck. Whether it’s one pimple, or a full acne breakout, it crushes your confidence and casts a dark shadow over the rest of your day. Feeling uncertain and self-conscious is normal in high school, but now, in Grownup Ville, we are expected to act professional.

Common causes of acne outbreaks

Here are some of the most common causes of acne outbreaks, so that you might have a better chance of preventing them. During adolescence, the main cause of acne breakouts is the increase in hormone levels that comes with this stage of our development. In adulthood, life events that change your hormone levels sufficiently can lead to pimples. For example, starting or stopping birth control, pregnancy, and menstruation, can cause an increase in the levels of certain hormones in the body and can lead to outbreaks. There are some medication types, like those that contain lithium and androgens that can do this as well. An overuse of cosmetics can clog pores and lead to pimples. There is also a heredity component. Some families have acne breakouts as part of their genetic makeup, and pass this down through generations. Increased levels of stress in your life can also lead to breakouts.

Prevent the trauma of acne breakouts

There are ways to prevent the trauma of acne breakouts. Good skin care is one. If you wash your face twice daily, and use a noncomedogenic cream with UVA and UVB protection, this will help. Regular exercise will increase the circulation in your skin. Be sure to shower as soon as possible following exercise to get rid of the layer of sweat. Washing your sheets at least once a week and towels and face clothes regularly will help, along with keeping your hair out of your face while you sleep to keep the oils from transferring to your skin. Eating a diet rich in whole grains, and fruits and vegetables, while laying off the greasy, highly processed, and sugar filled foods can help prevent outbreaks. If your acne outbreak gets worse, see your dermatologist for help.

Help clear up an acne outbreak

There are some topical and non-topical medications that can help clear up an acne outbreak. Some are prescription, and some can be purchased at your local drug store. For the less severe outbreaks, topical medications work best. For severe acne outbreaks that won’t go away, sometimes it’s necessary to get inside your body and change your hormone levels from within. There are antibiotics that can be administered both topically and orally to stop your outbreak and give you some peace.

A possible solution

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