Adult acne is one of the hardest and most common conditions to treat. People get confused by dry skin and presence of acne. It often gets treated the way teenage acne is treated, with products suitable for oily skin and can be too harsh on older, drier skin. The result can be worse causing redness and sensitivities. Unfortunately there are no quick fixes with a cream and carrying on with life as normal; you have to look deeper into the issue. Do you have a hormonal imbalance? Are you currently stressed? Have you been off track with your normal diet lately? Luckily with a little bit of awareness all these issues can be easily solved.
Hormonal imbalances can be easily recognised by acne along the chin and jaw line, I have written about these before here.
Stress is easily identified, most of us know when we are going through a stressful time, it’s time to take a step back, say no to extra things and take stock. Go to that yoga or meditation class you’ve been putting off because you’ve been ‘busy’. Even trying to have a quiet night to yourself and running a bath can do wonders.
Diet. Been to a few social events lately? Or even just super busy (see above stress) and have been compromising on some nutritious home cooked meals? Be aware of your gluten and sugar intake, replace them with some healthy fats like avocado, nuts, protein or even some herbal teas that contain cinnamon are a great way to make your body get its ‘sweet’ fix, whilst reducing inflammation. If you smoke, quit now!
Instead of bullying your skin into trying to get it to do something it doesn’t want to do, focus on nurturing, sounds crazy right?! Products high in anti oxidants that are nurturing and anti inflammatory could be just the trick to re-balance your skin back to proper health, so long as you’re working on the inside too.
An over abundance of UV in the skin increases your fee radical damage, wearing a sunscreen will help. Like everything in life though, balance is key and it’s important to mention that getting sufficient Vitamin D in the skin helps your body absorb all the minerals it needs and reduces inflammation.
Lucky ALL Eminence products are so full of anti oxidants you can’t really go wrong no matter what you’re using but here are some our favourite anti oxidant products that are anti aging too!
Persimmon & Cantaloupe Day Cream RRP $118