Although less common than adult female acne, adult male acne can continue well after your teenage years. The cause of acne in men can vary but unlike adult female acne which is often related to menstruation, pregnancy or even menopause, male acne is often caused by non-hormonal factors that can be resolved easily.
Types of Adult Acne
Acne Vulgaris– Acne vulgaris is a common skin condition usually suffered by teenagers and is characterized by areas of the skin, often the face becoming covered with blackheads and whiteheads, pimples and papules. Over time this can result in scaring. While the acne you suffered as a teenager may have lessened over the years it has remained persistent. If this is you, it may simply be that your teenage acne has stuck around as your body has failed to fight off the acne causing bacteria propionibacterium acnes or P. acnes for short. The most logical solution would be to take antibiotics as these can kill off the acne causing bacteria once and for all. Antibiotics commonly taken to rid people of acne include clindamycin, tetracyclines, erythromycin and minocycline.
Acne Mechanica – Acne mechanica is a form of acne often seen on athletes and tends to occur underneath clothing. It is caused by irritation to the skin as a result of sweat and friction. This friction can be caused by sports equipment or clothing, helmets or belts rubbing against the skin. Wearing sweat absorbing materials and opting for softer clothing which is less harsh on the skin can make a real difference and can prevent this form of acne from appearing.
Anabolic Steroids – Acne has become increasingly common amongst body builders due to the widespread use of anabolic steroids. These powerful drugs increase the level of the male hormone testosterone. Testosterone when produced in excessive amounts can cause the oil glands to go into overdrive producing an excessive amount of oil in the skin which can clog the pores resulting in blackheads, whiteheads and cystic acne. If you take anabolic steroids, reducing or avoiding them altogether can lead to a significant reduction in these skin problems and reduce the other health problems associated with the misuse of anabolic steroids.
Adult Acne is a common skin disease. It often manifests itself by inflammation in the skin, erupting in lesions and is characterized by pimples on the face, chest, and back. Acne is an inflammatory skin condition resulting in clogged pores, blackheads, and pimples. Not surprisingly acne can be triggered by hormones, excessive oil, and bacteria. It is the most common skin disorder among Americans affecting approximately 80 percent of the population. It is definitely the leading skin disorder affecting both men and women and adults and teenagers on a global scale, but is most common in teenagers and young adults.
Pimples form when the follicle is invaded by the P. acnes bacteria. Adult Acne Pimples can also occur when a clogged pore becomes infected by bacteria causing a red, raised bump to appear on the skin. Pimples can have a pus filled top, which is the body’s way of reacting to a bacterial infection. Whether you call them pimples, zits, or acne, lots of young teens find skin problems confusing and upsetting.
Treatments to get rid of Adult acne are almost the same as that of face acne. Let’s discuss few of the methods available to treat body skin breakouts. Acne treatments involve getting to the root of the problem starting with killing bacteria, minimizing the amount of oil or sebum being produced and exfoliating debris and dead skin cells from the surface layers of the dermis. Acne medications can involve oral and topical products.
Many times, scars left behind by acne and pimples disappear on their own but at times these scars can be more difficult to alleviate than treating the acne itself. Some people get pimples on the scalp that may take a few weeks to clear up. This type of pimple is known as acne necrotica miliaris, and seems to flourish during times of high stress or when the scalp is oilier than normal.
If Adult acne is a problem that you should look at a solution for right now and these ideas should help you out