It is a common misconception that acne only affects teenagers, more adults than ever are suffering with oily and Acne conditions. Adult cases of acne are often more persistent than teenage acne and this can be particularly frustrating for those who were spared outbreaks as their teenage years.
Stress is a major contributing factor to adult onset acne and balancing personal and professional responsibilities makes the current working population of adults the most time-compressed generation in history the constant, continued and heightened level of stress that throws our adrenal glands in to overdrive boosts sebum production and encouraging acne development.
Internal and external factors also aggravate adult acne.The psychological effects of adult acne often contribute to continued flare-ups and breakouts.
This sets up a cycle of concern and increased stress which contributes to a continued over-activity of the sebaceous glands and the cycle continues. Externally, picking and squeezing breakouts introduces more bacteria on the skin.
There are four main factors that contribute to acne development:
Whilst stress creates the trigger for acne, there are four primary factors that contribute to the development of acne: overactive sebaceous glands (the production of too much oil), dead skin cell accumulation, bacteria and inflammation.
When overactive sebaceous glands, produce too much oil, this oils spills over onto the skin’s surface, creating a slick, greasy appearance. This excess oil acts as a binder, holding on to dead skin cells that were meant to be shed.
The hair follicle becomes clogged with a mixture of oil and dead skin cells, prohibiting oxygen from entering. This creates the perfect environment for bacteria, which leads to swelling, redness and inflammation around the follicle, causing acne.
To successfully treat, clear and prevent acne, the cycle of events leading to acne developing must be controlled: by regulating the sebaceous glands, promoting exfoliation to help shed dead skin cells from the surface and killing bacteria to soothe inflammation.
Why is Dermalogica Medibac Clearing System more effective in treating adult acne?
Most products and treatments for acne are designed for teenage skin, making them too harsh and irritating for acne adult sufferers.
These aggressive acne treatments created for the more resilient teenage skin can cause adverse reactions on older skin, including flaking, peeling, excessive dryness and even additional breakouts.
Even skin in its 20s and 30s can be drier and more sensitised than teenage skin, can also take longer to recover and can you can suffer from extensive hyper-pigmentation from past breakouts.
The Medibac Clearing System works to treat, clear and prevent adult acne while addressing the needs of adult skin. The Medibac Clearing System controls acne without compromising skin’s integrity, which means skin is clearer and healthier.