(No. It's not because of the chocolate)

We assume that in adolescence, most likely, we will have acne and although it is not desirable, it is expected.

However, when we are past adolescence and "sparkles of youth" appear, it seems unexpected and annoying to us, because the characteristics of the outbreaks of Postadolescent acne or also called adult acne are much more aggressive.

Unlike adolescent acne, adult acne pimples are small red bumps and usually appear in the U zone, which is the lower half of the face (jaw, chin) and on the neck, while adolescents tend to have them in the T zone (front, nose), cheeks, back and neckline.

Adult acne breakouts tend to become more inflamed and red, painful and difficult to treat.

Sure, at this point in the text, you are already alarmed, right? Calm. The first thing is that we know what the causes are so that we can then take action on it.

There are multiple factors that cause adult acne, the most frequent are: hormonal changes due to your period or birth control pills, pregnancy or menopause.

In men due to an excess in the production of estrogens. Added to this is the use of inappropriate cosmetics, ineffective hygiene, touching our faces with dirty hands, talking a lot on the cell phone (and we put the phone anywhere and it is almost always very dirty) and , of course, stress and poor nutrition (which we have already developed in other dermatips).

To reduce the chances of outbreaks we recommend:

1.- Wash your face twice a day (morning and night) with a mild soap

2.- Use powder cosmetics and avoid creams that can clog pores.

3.- Change your pillowcase at least every 15 days.

4.- Clean the screen of your cell phone frequently

5.- Use products that can help us mitigate sebum production such as the following:

Visit your dermatologist for follow-up and attention to your skin type.

“Be good to your skin. You'll wear it every day for the rest of your life.”

Renee Rouleau