Adult Acne Treatment

 In Acne, Skin Care

Acne is a common skin condition which is mostly associated with puberty and becoming a teenager, however as we grow up it can affect us in our 20’s. Adult acne can even affect individuals as they go through life and reach middle age.

If you are suffering with adult acne, then not to worry, there are many treatments available out there which can help prevent a flare up as well as reduce the signs and symptoms of adult acne.

The treatment options available, range depending on the severity of your acne. Before seeking the advice of a health care professional, there are a few steps to take to see if you can fix your acne without the need for prescriptions or treatment.

Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness

Keeping your face clean is essential in the fight against acne, however it can also be detrimental if you have a tendency to over cleanse. Washing it twice a day maximum is a good place to start, using warm water and a hydrating, oil-free soap. Once you have washed your skin, pat it dry however, do not rub your skin as it can cause it to become dry and irritated.


Throughout the course of the day, your skin becomes vulnerable to pollution, toxins and a barrage of elements. Finding a gentle, natural cleanser is a good start to tackling the build-up of dirt on your face. If you’re suffering with an oily skin tone, then the Nuriss ‘Alpha Beta Activating Cleanser’ could be the answer for you. It is suitable for all skin types, however can be used to “hydrate and nourish the skin and gently removes excess oil and dirt without causing dryness. Not only does this cleanser contain Glycolic Acid to get rid of dead skin, it also contains Lactic Acid for hydration and gentle exfoliation”. A well balanced all round cleanser, perfect for maintaining healthy and happy skin.

Over the Counter Creams and Lotions

Retinoid Cream

When suffering from adult acne, retinoid creams can not only help clear your skin of acne, but can also help to reduce wrinkles. Retinoid creams mildly exfoliate the skin and clean out clogged pores, preventing and reducing the symptoms of acne. Retinoid creams can cause irritation so be aware when applying them to your skin.

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Benzoyl peroxide, in a very low percentage can help to remove some of the bacteria and germs which lead to acne. You can get benzoyl peroxide over the counter or prescribed by your health care professional. When using benzoyl peroxide, be aware that it can cause your skin to become dry and irritated. It can also bleach the hair on your face, so remember that before using it.

Topical Products That Contain Sulphur

There are so many products that contain sulphur, from soaps to anti-acne creams. Sulphur has been used to cure skin ailments for centuries and is a common ‘go-to’ when it comes to adult acne. This treatment works by drying the skin out and causing it to peel. By causing the skin to peel, it removes all of the dead skin and oil that builds up, which in turn causes acne. However, do not over use sulphur products as they can damage your skin if used too much. Drying out your skin too much can trigger a healing response, which promotes more oil to be produced, leading to more acne.

Skin Care Products

Some skin care products and cosmetics contain salicylic acid which helps fights acne. Finding a skin care product which is non-clogging or non-oily can help to avoid clogging your pores and causing breakouts.Portrait-of-girl-with-problem-and-clear-skin,-000037739956_Large

If you just cannot crack your adult acne, then seeking the advice of a health care professional would be the best option for you. There are many treatments that they can prescribe, which can help you tackle your skin condition.


No one likes to take antibiotics however, when tackling infection within your skin, it is usually a good idea to face the problem head-on. If your acne is due to a hormonal imbalance, then going on ‘the pill’ is another way to get your acne under control.

Aesthetic Medicine

There are many aesthetic treatments available to help you along the way to having clear skin. At the Nuriss Skin Care Clinic, the treatments range from chemical peels and microdermabrasion to acne clear laser therapy.

So not to worry, there is a solution for everything, even your acne.



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