Sudden Onset of Adult Acne – What Caused it?
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Everyone always thinks of acne as an adolescent problem. Most of us outgrow acne in our mid to late teens. Even if we were late to the clear skin game, most of us have moved away from acne by our early twenties. Unfortunately, not everyone is so lucky.
Adult acne is actually a fairly common problem. Most of the time, the cases are simply teenage acne that failed to ever go away and carried over into the sufferer’s adult years. However, in this article we are talking about something entirely different all together – a sudden onset of adult acne.
What happens when you have had fairly clear skin all of your adult life and then suddenly your skin erupts in acne blemishes? This outbreak can be very confusing and unlike traditional acne cases, it can be fairly difficult to determine the exact cause of your sudden onset of adult acne. Below are some factors to consider.
When your skin suddenly begins acting like it belongs on a teenager’s face, it is important to note that the causes are probably related to a lifestyle change. The first thing to evaluate is a potential allergic reaction. Have you made any changes in cosmetics, soaps, or laundry products (detergent, softeners, etc.)? These are by far the most common cause of an allergic reaction, and not only are they capable of causing a rash, but some people experience the sudden onset of adult acne instead. If this happens the simplest cure is to isolate the irritant and change to a different product that is more suited for adult acne sufferers.
Once you have taken a look at topical irritants, the next logical step is to look at anything that might have recently changed that could affect you from the inside out. Have you recently begun eating anything different from your normal diet? If you have introduced a food group you don’t commonly eat, or a certain seed, nut, or anything that commonly poses a problem for people with allergies, try avoiding it for a while to see if your sudden onset of adult acne clears up.
Did you know that allergic reactions can develop out of nowhere? Even if you haven’t had signs of an allergy in the past, people commonly develop these allergies seemingly overnight. Common food allergens include dairy and wheat products, which are very difficult to avoid. If all else fails, try to exclude all dairy and wheat products for a week or two, and see if your skin clears up. If it does, reintroduce one product at a time to see which food is the culprit.
For women, hormonal issues are often to blame for a sudden onset of adult acne. Many women notice an increase in breakouts around the time of their period which is due to fluctuating hormones. Larger hormonal changes associated with pregnancy and even menopause can cause acne to suddenly rear its ugly head. Likewise, a change or abruption in using the birth control pill can sometimes cause adult acne to appear. Unfortunately, hormonal factors are much more difficult to resolve and should be discussed with your doctor if you feel they may be involved.
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