Working Together: Holistic and Traditional Combinations That Work

Working Together: Holistic and Traditional Combinations That Work

Common Causes Of Adult Acne

Denise Moore

For teenagers, it is normal to experience occasional acne breakouts. Some teens even have severe acne that must be treated by a dermatologist. However, adult acne is less common and can occur when you least expect it. Even if you had clear skin throughout your teenage years, you can suddenly develop acne prone skin. There are several things that can trigger adult acne problems, and these are some of the most common causes.

Hair Styling Products 

Hair styling products are a common cause for adult acne. In fact, this problem is known as pomade acne. If you use styling gels, mousse, hair spray or other products that can leave a sticky residue on your skin, this could be triggering adult acne.

While the ingredients of these products are ideal for holding the hair in place, they are not good for the skin. These products cause oil to seep onto the forehead, around the temples and along the hairline. This results in clogged pores that quickly develop into white heads, black heads and acne pimples.


Cosmetics can also trigger adult acne breakouts. This is especially true if you do not replace your cosmetics on a regular basis. Bacteria can grow on any type of cosmetic product, and this gets transferred to your skin when you apply your cosmetics to you face.

The bacteria clogs pores, which encourages acne to begin. If you use the same cosmetics for several years, you are reapplying bacteria to your skin over and over again. This often leads to severe irritation of the skin. Depending on the type of cosmetic, makeup should be replaced every six to 12 months.

The Sun 

While many people love spending long hours in the sun during the summer time, this can also be another way that adult acne begins. In extremely hot weather, it is nearly impossible to avoid perspiration. Some people sweat around their hairline and forehead more than anywhere else, and sweat causes dirt and grime to accumulate in your pores and this leads to acne breakouts.

Even protecting yourself from the harmful rays of the sun may cause pimples. Sunscreen is a must and does great at keeping you from getting severely sunburned, but it also seeps into the pores of the skin and traps in dirt and bacteria which then causes acne pimples to form.


Many adults notice that acne breakouts occur at particularly stressful times in their lives. This happens due to stress causing the body to release chemicals known as neuropeptides which can throw the hormones off balance. Changes in the hormones cause excess oil to be produced in the skin, which is an open invite for acne flare-ups.

To best avoid adult acne breakouts, keep the skin as clean as possible at all times. Wash the face and neck every morning and night and use an oil absorbing astringent. If you have dry skin, apply an oil-free moisturizer to help keep your complexion in a more balanced condition.

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Working Together: Holistic and Traditional Combinations That Work

I am one of those people who hates going to the doctor. In the past, I have relied on everything from cranberry juice to apple cider vinegar to fix my ails. As I get older though, I find that I need to rely more on traditional medicine than I did in the past. What I found out from my doctor is that I did not have to give up the holistic medicines I used. I could combine them. This blog is designed to help others focus on how to combing holistic treatments with traditional medicine in a safe and fun way.