Acne products for all types and ages
Raise your hand if you’ve never had a single pimple in your entire life. And yes that one spot that one time counts.
Still have your hand raised? Well then you my friend are like a unicorn (rare, mystical and most likely made-up) and must share your skin secrets with the world because unfortunately for the rest of us pimples and acne are pretty unavoidable.
Thankfully though (just in case there are no unicorns out there to share their wisdom) there are plenty of products available to help fight against acne no matter what our age or what our hormones are doing.
Being a teenager is hard enough, but to make matters worse it’s a fairly common time for breakouts and terrible acne. This is most likely due to the hormone androgen increasing as both males and females go through puberty. Androgen makes the skins oil glands larger and creates more sebum, which then clogs pores to form pimples. Products that are ideal for clearing up young skin include: Dermalogica Clean Start Bedtime For Breakouts, Formula 10.0.6 Best Face Forward and Burt’s Bees Anti-Blemish Solutions Targeted Spot Treatment.
You managed to make it through your teen years and have almost forgotten about those terrible skin times, when BAM a big fat white head appears on your chin. Yep, just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean you’re immune to acne. The two main causes for adult acne are stress and hormone changes (often caused by birth control pills). But even though the pimples may look the same, products that worked on you as a teen can often be too strong for adult acne and may cause excessive irritation. Products ideal for battling adult acne include: Puraskin Acne Clearing Gel, Danné Montague-King Acne Wash and ALPHA-H Renew and Resurface Kit.
As if you don’t have enough to worry about with your growing belly and swollen ankles, let’s add acne to the list too shall we? Unfortunately it’s common for women to experience breakouts during pregnancy. The breakouts are mostly because of hormone surges and generally occur in the first trimester. The difference between pregnancy acne and adult acne is that you have to be careful about what products you’re using, as some chemicals could potentially harm your baby. While you should always talk to your doctor before starting a new product, some that are generally safe to use while pregnant include: Papulex Oil-Free Cream, Skin B5 Acne Control Cleansing Mousse and Eminence Organic Skin Care Anti-Blemish Kit.
Have you ever suffered from severe breakouts? What are your hero products for controlling acne?