How to deal with adult acne?

Our skins are incredibly smart when it comes to letting us know what’s going on inside, both physically and emotionally. We live life in the fast lane, especially as women of today, often tasked with juggling a thriving career and a family life back home. At times, when life spins off tangent, our skin sends us a warning, or a hint, most commonly in the form of breakouts. (sounds familiar?)

Demystifying Adult Breakouts

For many of us, experiencing breakouts as an adult is a perplexing discovery. We so often associate a spotty face with our teen years. But contrary to popular belief, adult acne is a very real challenge, particularly for women over the ages of 25, and stress is reported as the dominating trigger, apart from hormonal fluctuation, diet, and lifestyle, among others.

The other unfortunate challenge of battling with breakouts in your 30s and 40s is that you suffer more sensitivity, plus those post-breakout marks linger for longer. Both the increased inflammation and the skin marking contribute to accelerated skin aging, so having breakouts as an adult can be discomforting to some, and more worrying.

The All-In-One Solution for Acne and Ageing

Dermalogica’s Active Clearing system is designed for adults who are looking for a solution to banish breakouts and reduce the visible signs of premature skin aging. Backed by the latest research, Active Clearing brings powerful ingredient technology to the forefront, leaving skin clearer and brighter than ever before. It features two NEWadditions that are perfect for any skin condition suffering from localised breakouts and the marks they leave behind.

An ultralight clearing and smoothing treatment, theAGE Bright Clearing Serum helps eliminate breakouts, as well as leaving the skin softer and brighter. It contains Salicylic Acid which decongests pores while exfoliating to soften fine lines and enhance radiance. We know that the skin is prone to more dehydration as we age, so the formula also includes the Active Clearing Age Bright Complex. This patented blend assists the skin's natural microbiome (bacteria) to supercharge clearing, alongside photoactive from the Resurrection Plant that simultaneously supercharges hydration. Furthermore, it contains Niacinamide andWhite Shitake Mushroom to promote brighter, more even skin tone.

The marks that your breakouts leave behind can be more frustrating than the breakouts themselves! Not only do they hang around, but they make us look older too. Having the AGE Bright Spot Fader in your skincare arsenal means you won’t have to look at those marks for too long! This two-in-one brightening spot treatment not only reduces the appearance of active breakouts but the marks they leave behind. Along with the advanced Age Bright Complex andSalicylic Acid, it features Niacinamide and Hexyl Resorcinol which work hard to fade post-breakout marks and consequently, improve uneven skin tone.

As for hitting a rewind button back to the very first step of your skincare routine, cleansing your breakout skin with a suitable cleanser is crucial. The Active Clay Cleanser’s dual-action, the mineral-rich formula delivers 30% more cleansing power, with prebiotics to bring the skin’s microbiome back into balance, keeping oil in check while protecting the skin’s moisture balance. It purifies pores for smoother, revitalised skin.

A healthy microbiome comprised of the beneficial bacteria that live on your skin, helps balance oily skin. Skin-friendly ingredients include: Kaolin Clayabsorbs excess oil, Activated Binchotan Charcoalabsorbs impurities, Lipids and Murumuru Seed remove access to oil, protects skin’s lipid barrier and promote a healthy microbiome, Bioflavinoid-rich complex helps purify pores, smooth and revitalise skin.

You may want to consider these facial treatments for your acne issue.

Recommended treatments:

  • Maskne Is Real module
  • Soothing & Rebalancing Therapy
  • Aroma Soothing Treatment

Achieve great skin health by visiting your nearest AsterSpring centre for a thorough skin analysis, facial treatment and product recommendations personalised to your skin needs, the right skin-loving skincare products just for you.

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