Breakouts Got You Seeing Red?
by Dr. Claudia Aguirre
Have you ever experienced an adolescent-grade acne breakout in your adult life? The onslaught occurs suddenly, especially during a particular time of the month, and can leave you with limited options but to ride out the storm. You are not alone. Acne is considered the most common skin condition in the U.S. and has no cure as of yet. Luckily, there are ways to control this bothersome condition. For chronic or pervasive adult acne, we recommend a comprehensive medicated system to treat, clear and prevent acne while addressing the needs of adult skin. The solitary zit that crops up at the worst time is far more frequent and widespread, and is fortunately treatable.
With so many zit-zappers in the market, it can be a daunting task choosing the right kind. Look for a targeted acne treatment that is multifunctional, with the needs of adult skin in mind. Choose a medicated treatment powered by an active ingredient like Sulfur that heals and clears, while providing a natural tint ideal for daytime coverage. Adult skin is often a combination of skin conditions, characterized by sensitivity, signs of aging, and inflammation. Compounded with these conditions, adult acne becomes a challenging and pervasive issue. An inflammatory eruption, much like a volcano eruption, leaves all sorts of devastation in its wake- red, broken, sensitive skin that may not heal properly. Acne scars can become a big price to pay for an already vexing condition. To complement the clearing and purifying properties of the formulation, look for ingredients that help the skin repair itself while in the treatment process. Some botanical extracts like carob seed can accelerate the recovery of stressed skin, eliminating redness and strengthening the barrier function. So for a comprehensive treatment of solitary breakouts, you’ll want to look for a formula that eliminates bacteria, clears excess oil and accelerates the reconstruction of damaged skin, thus minimizing scarring.