4 Ways To Address Stubborn Adult Acne

When we leave adolescence and all its baggage behind, many of us think we can gleefully kiss acne goodbye. Until it suddenly reappears in middle age, like Jack Nicholson’s scary face on The Shining movie poster. As frustrating as this can be, don’t fret. There are ways to address stubborn adult acne that will still protect your skin.

No matter your age, skin issues can come and go. For acne treatment in Portland, Oregon, the estheticians at Xenana Spa create custom solutions for your skin to keep you looking and feeling your best. Book your facial treatment today to give your skin some love.

Addressing Stubborn Adult Acne

As frustrating as it is to deal with adult acne, there are steps you can take to help alleviate it. While there’s no overnight fix, the following four tips can help you enjoy clear skin for the long haul.

1. First, no picking!

We get it. When you have blackheads and other blemishes on your skin, it is tempting to pick and pop. But that habit will introduce more bacteria into your system, exacerbating the problem. Picking at your acne can also lead to scarring, giving you a different skin issue to handle.

2. Heal your skin from the inside out.

Staying Hydrated Helps Address Stubborn Adult Acne.

Anything going on inside your body can impact your skin’s health. Hormonal imbalances, dehydration, and gut issues are all likely to contribute to acne and other skin challenges. 

Be sure to drink plenty of water every day as a first line of defense for your skin. And work with your medical provider to determine if there are hormones that need balancing as you age. And supplements such as the Osmosis line of skin clarifying products can help promote gut health, leading to smoother, blemish-free skin. 

To further support your insides to heal your skin, avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. Both of these habits can wreak havoc on your skin.

3. Manage your stress levels.

It may seem that every ill under the sun has stress to blame, and that’s probably quite accurate. Your skin is your largest organ, so it makes sense that it responds to everything your body is trying to handle. It’s literally holding it all together.

When your stress levels rise, your skin takes a hit. In addition to the direct consequence of shifting hormones, stress tends to make us ignore our healthy habits. So, we end up drinking more coffee or alcohol and less water. Or we eat processed foods that aren’t nourishing us properly. Or we stop sleeping well.  

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Anything you do to alleviate and manage stress will help your skin look its best. Massage therapy, yoga, and other gentle activities can assist you in lowering your body’s stress responses.

4. Commit to professional facials for stubborn adult acne.

While you’re taking care of your skin from the inside, let our estheticians take care of you from the outside. In our Portland, Oregon spa, we use the highest quality products for our facials, and our team customizes your treatment to meet your skin’s needs.

Our Clarify Facial and Clarify Back Treatment help address adult acne through pore cleansing, extractions, and more. They are wonderful for those experiencing moderate to severe acne. And for the younger folks, our Teen Facial is great for dealing with adolescent acne. Your esthetician will help you choose the right products for your skin so that you can enjoy the glowing look you deserve.

Book your appointment today, and we’ll see you soon!

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