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Between twenty and thirty percent of all adults suffer persistent acne, coping not only with the toll it takes on their skin but also with its effects on self-esteem, self-confidence, poise and assertiveness. Many adult acne sufferers also develop social anxiety as a result of their painful self-consciousness about their complexions.
How You Get Adult Acne
Your skin needs natural oils for nourishment and protection, and excessively
dry skin poses almost as many problems as an oily complexion. Even if you maintain a strict cleansing and moisturizing routine, though, your face takes a beating from environmental toxins, pollutants, and pathogens. You may also inadvertently aggravate your skin’s problems by trying to cover or fix them: the wrong make-up traps dirt and oil in pores, and excessive cleaning may rob your complexion of its own natural defenses.
Naturally, stress, caffeine, processed and packaged foods, sodas and fruit drinks, and especially smoking exacerbate acne. Stress changes the balance in your endocrine system, increasing your testosterone levels regardless of your gender, and triggering your body’s production of cortisol, which helps your body horde sugars and fats. More importantly, stress changes your perspiration’s pH, making it an irritant on your skin.