How can I get rid of my adult acne???
That’s a question I’ve been asking since I started getting acne in my 30s.
I’d never struggled with acne before so I had no clue what adult acne treatment I should look for or where to even start. But one thing is for sure, living with acne has been stressful, depressing, and a battle that I am tired of fighting.
Long gone are the days of perfectly clear skin I once had in my youth and if you are reading this, I’m sure you can relate.
I recently posted a video to my Instagram story asking for advice on the best acne treatment products for adults. One thing led to another and before I knew it, I was down the rabbit hole filling my brain with tons of research on skincare products, adult acne, and how to kick its ass to the curb once and for all.
Acne By The Numbers
Did you know that most people, about 95% of them, will experience acne symptoms at some point in their life?!?
That means if there are 100 people in the room, 5 of them will always be pimple and breakout free. First of all, how did they get so lucky? And second of all, what do I have to do to be one of them?! UGHH!
So again, if you’re reading this, you and I obviously are not one of the lucky few who will never experience acne symptoms. But maybe you’re semi lucky like I was, and barely began experiencing acne as an adult.
If you were not, you should still stick with me because this info is NEED TO KNOW for anyone suffering from adult acne.
According to the folks over at Mario Badescu Skin Care, one of my favorite skincare lines, the number of adults experiencing acne symptoms is growing fast and it is particularly high for women.
While only 25% of adult men suffer from acne, a whopping 50% of adult women will experience acne with 14% of those women experiencing acne well into their 40s.
I mean, is that just unfair or what! Geeze!
But there is hope. Adult acne is quite manageable and it begins with understanding your own skin and using that knowledge to give it what it needs and wants.
So you are in the right place because I am about to drop some major knowledge on you that will get you on the right foot to becoming adult acne free. Let’s dive in!