While many people think of breakouts as a problem that plagues teenagers, blemishes don’t disappear once you graduate. In fact, according to Allure magazine, acne can once again arise around age 35 due to hormonal changes.
Even worse, adult breakouts can even be more severe than those experienced in adolescence, because the blemishes tend to be redder and more painful.
While those who battled acne in their younger years may be familiar with how to treat the skin imperfections, adults may want to consider a new plan of attack before trying to eliminate their blemishes.
“Benzoyl peroxide [a common ingredient in acne treatment] can be too drying for adult skin,” the news provider reports. “Instead, dermatologists recommend dabbing zits with a sulfur-based product.”
Peter Thomas Roth Acne Spot And Area Treatment contains five percent sulfur to fight breakouts, as well as aloe vera to keep skin from becoming too dry.
Additionally, the news source recommends applying a hot compress several times a day to reduce inflammation and expedite healing time.
Of course, while you’re waiting for the treatments to work, a good concealer is also key. Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Concealer SPF 20 boasts full coverage and is non-acnegenic, so it will not exacerbate your blemishes.