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How to Deal with Adult Acne

by Zack Evar |

If you ever woke up in the morning and looked in the mirror only to see your face breaking out you might be wondering “Why Me"? or “I'm an adult, how is this still happening"?  "How do I still have adult acne"? Unfortunately, your days of being “Pizza-Face Pete” may be here for a while longer. Adult acne is simply annoying.  There are many cases of men who don't grow out of their acne problems and almost as many who find themselves breaking out for the first time when they never even had this problem as teens. The worst part? This is known to be a far more widespread epidemic for us guys than it is for the ladies. So now what? Take control, man - this doesn't have to continue for much longer.

Why is This Happening?

The truth is adult acne is far more common than we think. The causes of acne, however,  are surprisingly much fewer than we think, and the causes we think we know may not be causes at all.

Dermatologists point out for example that our diets actually have less to do with our pimply breakouts than previously believed. We can also safely rule out chocolate as a culprit (sigh of relief.)  In fact, you might be surprised to know that fast food and greasy food, in general, play little to no role in this matter. Though your heart and other organs may disagree, your face is perfectly fine with a Big Mac once in while. When it comes to what you eat, just consume a balanced diet and your body will thank you for it. 

So what are the causes? You can actually chop it all up to hormones, bacteria, and enlarged pores - All part of our genetics and are issues we can not really fully eliminate. What we can do is combat acne in a long term way.

The Solution


Actually, this is only partly true. Of course, we want to have the best men's skin care routine, but washing our face a hundred times a day is not only going to accomplish little, in some cases, it can irritate the affected area only escalating the problem.

Instead, make sure you cleanse your face no more than twice daily, once before bed and once in the morning before you begin your day. Try the Deep Cleansing Charcoal Face wash, it's the best facial cleanser for men. Try our Men's Facial Mask, which includes charcoal for men's skin, to help dry out your face.  You can also apply our moisturizer if you find that acne treatments are drying out your skin and use them together. For the ultimate shave, make sure you use our shaving cream as well. If you have a long beard or cool mustache style, use our cedarwood beard conditioner to help keep it clean.

For enlarged pores

In the case of enlarged pores, there's sadly nothing you can do eliminate them completely. However, there are many products available over the counter that you can use to reduce their size. At least you can minimize the problem as well as the overall damage to your face and manly ego.

Over the counter Products

There are many over the counter products that have been used to treat acne effectively. They come in the form of creams and cleansing cloths. With the cleansing cloths, there will more often than not be alcohol involved. It dries out your skin and in a sense that's how it gets rid of your acne. Unfortunately, it dries out your skin...did I mention it dries out your skin? For those with sensitive skin,  stick with cream based acne treatment. Or if you feel too embarrassed to visit your local pharmacy you can get the treatment at many online pharmacies like Quick Doctor.

See The Dermatologist

Finally, see a dermatologist.  Don't delay in the process. Most people wait until they've exhausted every other option before seeing a doctor or dermatologist, but a medical professional can help get to the root of the problem as quickly as possible so you begin treatment and be well on your way to smooth, glowing skin. In most cases, dermatologists will be able to write prescriptions for much stronger treatments than those available over the counter. You may want to try the over the counter approach on your own first, but once you've found that nothing works, it's time to seek professional help.

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