Although acne is more common among teenagers and young adults, acne is not entirely uncommon in later years. Many people who have not had to battle acne since their teen years suddenly find themselves facing problems with acne all over again. Adult acne occurs for a variety of reasons. Some common causes of adult acne are stress, hormonal changes and imbalances, and cosmetics, as well as others.
It can be quite a shock to wake up one morning and notice you have your first pimple of the last 10 or 15 years. Although a single pimple is not much to worry about, if you notice you are having chronic pimple occurrences or streaks of acne, you may wish to consider consulting a specialist. If you experienced acne as a teenager, you may have battled it for a long time before having finally gained the upper hand. Suddenly having to face acne once again may be devastating, but you need not worry.
If you’ve eliminated it again, undoubtedly you can do so again, it will probably be even easier this time due to medical advances. However, you should not simply resort to using the same medication you used as a teenager. First of all, your body is different now from the way it was when you last used such medication, so it may react differently to the medication. Second, the cause behind your new case of acne may not be the same as it was last time, so using the same medication might not bring about the same results.
If you are facing acne, the best and first thing you should do is consult a specialist. One very common mistake made when facing seemingly harmless problems such as acne, is feeling like you can handle solving it on your own. While this may be true, and perhaps you will be successful in choosing your own acne treatment from your local drugstore, your chances of success will be greatly increased if you consult a trained professional. Not only will they be able to help identify the causes of your acne, but they will know which medication will work best in warding off your acne. A specialist will also be able to warn you of possible side effects and how to identify them, as well as what to do about them. In the long run, consulting a specialist to help you deal with the problem is your best bet, and the shortest and surest way to eliminating the acne.