When we say acne, you picture an angst ridden teenager with a face full of pimples, no? A mature, refined adult woman certainly isn’t what comes to mind, they don’t deal with acne. Wrong! They do and a new study from the American Academy of Dermatology backs it up; 45% of women aged 21-30 have clinical acne, 26% of women aged 31-40 had clinical acne, and 12% of women aged 41-50 have clinical acne.
But those are just statistics right? Wrong again, its real life and Lauren Beauty Tips was brave enough to open up about her struggle with Adult Acne on her blog. This is her story.
“I was dealing with adult acne. It is very common. Mine was brought on by something and luckily the skin on my face made me realize something wasn’t right in my body. (if you don’t know what I am referring to please, see previous posts).
Needless to say, when you go from having fairly decent skin to waking up one morning with a few extra “accessories” on your face, you want to cry. I am always trying to help people with their skin problems and now it was my turn.
Another obvious thing to me was, I am going to try every product in creation to get rid of this ! I love natural skin care lines and it is pretty much the only thing I will use to cleanse, tone and moisturize with. I like organic, I like simple. I like healthy, not harmful ingredients. I tried several products. I will talk about my first BIG HELP in this post.
Clickr is a skin care brand that I swear by. Never has a product by them, let me down. They are fragrance free and don’t contain anything harsh. The more harsh ingredients you put on your face, the more damage you’re doing. I hate to say this because when I was really struggling I just wanted to scrub my acne away. WORST thought/idea ever. Be kind to your skin. Especially, when it is in a fragile state.
Clickr has an amazing ” Total Acne Kit ” that truly helped me ! The best part about clickr is they do not use Benzoyl Peroxide. This ingredient is absorbed through your skin and your body cannot get rid of it, so, it is stored in your liver for the rest of your life !
That information above should make you look at the back of your face washes, body washes and whatever else we apply to our skin and make you think about the fact that what we put on our skin gets absorbed into the body.
I am going to go the extra mile and post some pictures of what I was experiencing on my face. If you are grossed out, simply do not look. I want to help others who may be going through the same thing as me. I did not want to leave my house. It is a horrible thing. I have sympathy for any who has it , had or or may get it ! “
To read keep reading about Lauren’s battle with adult acne head over to her blog; and while you’re there be sure to leave her some loving words of encouragement!
Have you or are you battling adult acne?
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