Well into adulthood, you’d have thought your teenage years of acne were over. Not so. Pimples, pustules and papules can still erupt in adults-even in people who never struggled with breakouts while they were teens. Some studies report that 70-80% of people still struggle with acne through their 20′s and 30′s.
Science hasn’t been able to identify why skin blemishes occur in older people. In teens, extreme hormone fluctuations are usually the root cause of acne. In adults, some speculate sheer stress can trigger a breakout.
Others will tell you dirt and pollutants that accumulate on your face clog pores and result in blemishes. There is no evidence to prove or negate either theory.
Usually in women, the hormonal changes in their 30′s and 40′s trigger pimples, but the hormonal change in men is less dramatic therefore less plausible.
The best advice for men to prevent adult acne is to keep their skin as free of dirt and pollutants as possible. This means choosing an effective skin care product that prevents dryness, but one that also won’t clog pores that contribute to build-up on the surface of the skin.
Water-based skin care moisturizers, toners and soaps will allow your pores to breath easier. A daily routine of cleansing your face morning and night with a quality skincare product should help to prevent adult acne in men.