You’ve lived through puberty. You battled through the waging hormones and all of the unpleasant side effects that came with it. Unfortunately, one of those side effects is something that decided it was going to tag along into your adulthood, too. Acne. What should have been merely a problem in your teen years has decided it’s going to be part of your skin for seemingly forever. Adults with acne deserve a medal for the battles they wage on their skin in an effort to remove acne. Because adult acne is so stubborn, you likely require an acne treatment that doesn’t just clean the skin but goes a few steps deeper. If you’re tired of suffering from acne, then consider some of these acne treatments.
How Does Acne Form?
In order to find the best acne treatment for your skin, it’s important to understand how acne is formed in the first place. Your skin is made up of tons of pores. For some individuals, these pores can be quite large. It can make dirt, bacteria, and other pollutants easily fall into those pores and become trapped there. Whether it’s through genetics or your eating habits, you may find that you produce a lot of oil on your skin.
This oil can then rest over the pores and basically keep those pollutants trapped within your skin. Bacteria are the primary cause of acne. Once it infects a pore, you develop acne. While many may simply pop their pimples, this isn’t the smartest decision to make. Popping a pimple basically lets that bacteria loose and infect the pores around the area. While it may take a few days, you’re likely going to see more acne where the bacteria infected around the original site of the pimple.
It should be noted, too, that even those with smaller pores are also subjected to adult acne. It really all comes down to your genetics and the amount of oil that you produce. Because you can’t always just fix genetics, you have to seek other acne treatments to do the job for you.
Finding the Right Skin Care Products
When you walk into a drug store to find acne treatment options, it can be overwhelming. Shelves upon shelves of cleansers, moisturizers, and topical treatments can be a lot to sort through. If you try to find a treatment on your own it can get very expensive as you try cleanser after cleanser to no effect.
At Atomic Dermatology, we will examine your skin to find the right products and topical treatments for your unique makeup. No two people are the same, and that goes doubly for their skin. If you have been struggling with acne and over-the-counter products just aren’t doing the trick, consider visiting us at our office in Pasco, WA. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!