A common misconception among many people is that breakouts only affect teenagers when that utterly isn’t true! More than ever, adults are suffering from oily skin and persistent breakouts. Adult acne tends to be much more complicated, with many contributing factors such as hormones playing a large role, especially in women and causing it to be harder to treat.
In a nutshell, a breakout occurs when a pore becomes blocked with oil and dead skin cells, this traps bacteria and causes the body to respond with inflammation. This inflammation is what you see on the surface as a pimple.
Although many factors play into this, the primary catalyst of adult breakouts is from chronic stress. The stress of balancing personal and professional responsibilities makes the current generation of adults the most time-compressed generation in history. The constant heightened level of stress that can throw our adrenal glands into overdrive, which in turn can boost sebum production, setting the stage for breakouts to appear.
This only scratches the surface of factors causing adult breakouts. They are prone to also be intensified by internal and external factors. Internally, the psychological effects of these breakouts can contribute to continues flare-ups. When adults are frustrated by the signs of breakouts on their skin, it causes additional emotional stress, which contributes to a continued over-activity of the sebaceous glands and leads to a continuous cycle of breakouts. Not only this, but the external need to “pick” or “pop” breakouts adds even more bacteria to the skin.
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