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- Adult Acne VS Teenage Acne
- The 5 Common Reasons Acne Is Still With You
42.5 percent of men in their 20s experiencing adult acne (!)
20.1 percent of men in their 30s experiencing adult acne (!!)
12 percent of men in their 40s experiencing adult acne (!!!)
7.6 percent of men in their 50s experience adult acne (…?)
Adult Acne VS Teenage Acne
Dermatologists call this post-adolescence acne “adult-onset acne.”
Acne In Adolescent Boys
Acne In Grown Up Men
Teenager boys’ skin tends to be a little stickier and they ‘re more likely than an adult man to get clogged pores everywhere.
The 5 Common Reasons Acne Is Still With You
“Metron Ariston”(μέτρον άριστον) which means “balance makes perfect”
Exercise lowers your stress by upgrading how much stress you can handle, whereas at the same time you get rid of bad chemicals in your skin by sweating.
Meditation is also helpful. It helps you clear those weird thoughts and calm your nerves too so that you provide your body the chance to recover.
Last but not least, a good night’s sleep is the best medicine there is. Your lymphatic system works mostly when you sleep, cleaning all the waste from your body. Inflammatory by-products that cause acne are included.
3. Bad Nutrition
This is a big one. You eat every day and that’s why you should consider eating healthy. Your skin is going to benefit big time if you choose your nutrients and microorganisms(surprise!) wisely.
Vitamin D Deficiency
High Sugar Nutrition
Conventional Dairy Consumption
A study done in China examined over 13.000 teenagers. They found out that those with acne were much more likely to suffer from digestive problems. Digestive health is of the reasons acne is prevailing. It is also linked directly with probiotic imbalances (bad bacteria take over).
A study in Russia concluded that 54 percent of acne patients had markedly different gut microflora than the non-acne patients.
A study done in Italy led to the following results. Bacterial imbalance is 10 times(!) more prevalent in acne patients than in healthy people. Not only that, but the researchers tried to solve the problem with probiotic supplementation. They succeeded removing almost all acne!
Dehydration affects the skin by making too dry and tough. That can cause the skin to peel, which means more dead skin cells on the top layer of your skin. Because your skin is thirsty and you do not give it the proper water content, it produces oil. Oil has less water than sweat so some water can be used that way. Now, combine increased dead skin cells (bacteria food) and more sebum (good oily bacteria environment). Yes. 1+1 can be 3 in a parallel universe. But here, dead skin cells, oil and some dust (on your skin) are acne boosters.
You can fight this by drinking more water for starters. It will restore your water supplies that your skin cells love to have in. Then use a humidifier and a water-based moisturizer to relieve dryness.
4. Environmental Toxins
Avoid walking in busy streets with a lot of cars to avoid car fumes. Click To Tweet
Choose to walk in parks and visit nature once a week. Do not find an excuse, there is nature even in the biggest cities (New York City, Los Angeles, Tokyo, etc).
5. Sweat and Irritation
Half of men that deal with face acne, deal with back and chest acne too. That’s because the skin of the back and chest contains even more skin oil and bacteria than the skin of the face. The skin of the back and chest is thicker with larger pores too, which means that every acne pimple gets magnified.
We know for sure that physical irritation from our clothes can make this acne worse. Combine this un-natural (for our body) 24/7 irritation with sweat throughout the day. Sweat sitting on the skin and irritated by the cothes is a bad idea. Your skin can’t find the way to “breathe”. It produces even more sweat, which dries out your skin. The next step is…. oil production. More of it. Now, take all that “salad” and through some dead skin cells and you ‘ve got yourself the perfect conditions for your body to cause acne breakout.
sweaty clothing + skin irritation from clothing = more acne
There are ways to avoid this mess. When you shower, use a brush to wash your back. You can find them in the interwebs. They have an extension so that you can wash your hard-to-reach areas. You can also be aware when your shirts get sweaty and dirty. Change the shirt each day. Never wear the same two-days in a row. Try to buy shirts that let your skin “breathe” and have moisture control.
Before you go, take this gift-o-graphic home with you and show it to your parents. They may have acne too, it will help! Have fun!
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