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Acne is annoying to deal with at any age, but trying to get rid of them during your 30s, 40s and even 50s is an even bigger challenge – considering your skin is battling with other concerns like pigmentation and fine lines. As you age, your skin naturally loses moisture and produces less collagen.
But there is a variety of factors that could be behind your acne. And trying to figure out what is triggering your bumps can help you get to the root of the problem and solve your skin woes. Below, we share some common adult acne causes and how you can clear those breakouts for good!
When you’re feeling stressed, your stress hormones rise which triggers your oil glands to produce more oil. This will then lead to clogged pores and acne breakouts. Stress acne usually appears in the oiliest parts of your face, typically the T-zone.
It is often accompanied by dilated pores, blackheads, whiteheads and uneven skin texture. Sometimes, there can be other signs like redness and itchiness as well.
How to clear up stress-related acne: Take a break and keep your stress under control! Whether it’s yoga, exercise, or listening to music, reducing stress is not only beneficial for your mental and physical health, but it can also keep the acne bumps at bay.
The relationship between acne and what you eat is complicated, but there’s been some studies that indicate consuming foods that are high in sugar may mess with your skin. One possible reason is such diet spikes the insulin levels, triggering excess oil production and inflammation that lead to more breakouts.
The same is said for dairy products, which has been shown to be associated with acne breakouts. Whether it’s the high level of sugar or cows’ hormones in the milk, dairy has the potential to increase inflammation in the skin.
How to clear up diet-related acne: if you sense that your skin gets worse after consuming certain foods, consider limiting them from your diet and see if there is any improvement. Find alternatives or consider working with a doctor to identify food triggers that flare the skin while meeting your health’s needs.
When it’s that time of the month, you are bound to notice a couple of breakouts. Acne is also experienced during pregnancy and menopause, due to hormonal imbalances and changes. These hormones increase oil production, where acne bacteria flourishes and leads to clogged pores and pimples.
How to clear up hormonal acne: They commonly develop on the lower part of your face, along the jawline, chin and mouth area. If needed, you can talk to your doctor about prescription medications and birth control pills to regulate hormonal fluctuations. At the same time, you can also use acne-targeting products to reduce these bumps quicker.
4. Face mask
As you’ve probably know, maskne develops on your chin, jawline and cheeks which is caused by wearing your face mask. All that sweat, bacteria, oil and humidity trapped under the face mask creates the ideal breeding ground for breakouts. It may also result in skin issues, including irritation and redness.
How to clear up mask-related acne: Choose face masks with a breathable fabric, and wash them after each use to get rid of the oil and bacteria. Always wash your face twice a day to remove traces of dirt and excess oil after wearing a mask and prevent your pores from getting clogged.
Say goodbye to those pesky breakouts
Regardless of the types of acne you are dealing with, having a solid skincare routine can help alleviate your skin woes and get your complexion clear again. Introducing our award-winning Oxy Comedone product, which is uniquely formulated to reduce blackheads and whiteheads effectively!
Designed to perform well in Singapore’s hot and humid climate, it provides oil control to keep excess sebum production and congested skin at bay. It also works deep inside the pores to dissolve and clear out hardened sebum oils, thus preventing more breakouts.
Our Oxy Comedone is made with skin-beneficial ingredients including:
- β Glucan: A source of Beta-Glucan, which is considered to be a potent antioxidant and wound healing agent to soothe and calm irritated skin.
- Lactic Acid: A type of AHA that has a re-texturising effect on the skin. It reduces the appearance of enlarged pores by removing dead skin cells, oil and other debris that have accumulated inside the pores.
- Niacinamide: Good for oil control as well as to improve skin texture and the appearance of enlarged pores.
- Witch Hazel: Dries out acne breakouts and removes blackheads and whiteheads.
Get your hands on our Oxy Clear Essence Set at just $78 (price before GST) which includes the Oxy Comedone, 3 sachets of Oxy Blackhead Mask and FREE Auras Detox Facial (worth $180) that can be redeemed after the Phase 2 (Heightened Alert). This personalised facial includes deep cleansing and light infusion ampoule therapy to leave your complexion smoother and rejuvenated.
No matter the cause behind your breakouts, acne is annoying to deal with. But with our Oxy Clear whitehead and blackhead removal treatment set, you don’t have to fret about not going for your facial packages during this period. Use our Oxy Comedone to reduce your breakouts, maintain your skin and stay safe at home!