Acne tends to occur during adolescent years beginning around age nine or so, and continuing throughout teenage years. Often times by age nineteen acne will clear up, but for some it extends into the adult years, even late twenties and beyond! Adult acne cure options consist of a large variety of different options. Most options could be combining diet, hygiene, and even the application of ointments and/or creams. Cures for adult acne tend to vary, but it depends on the severity of the acne cause for each individual.Acne usually is characterized by inflamed lesions, oily skin, blackheads and whiteheads, and yellow or red skin which is caused from accumulation of scars and pus. Adult acne cases could be caused from a large variety of different things, for example, hormones, stress, poor cosmetics and even birth control pills. Stress and hormonal imbalances tends to cause glands to over work themselves, and therefore they produce much more oil than they normally would. Birth control pills that have the ingredient androgen will actually cause breakouts, and poor cosmetics will actually increase the bad bacteria inside of your pores. Eek!Its really important to remember that adult acne will need to be treated very differently than teen acne would. So don’t fall for all of those TV adds and products promising to cure acne, most of those are targeted at teens. The adult acne cures that are offered over the counter will work for a majority of cases, but the more severe cases might need a skin care specialist or dermatologists attention. This tends to be very pricey.Adult acne scars probably will require a different kind of adult acne cure instead of the treatment options directed for active acne. Scars could range from being dark spots on individuals faces, to deep lesions just trying to heal. This is cause from acne maturing and trying to move out. Usually, mild or moderate cases of acne have positive reactions to over the counter adult acne cure options, but not always. The creams and ointments that include salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide found over the counter seem to be the most common options, but they also tend to be very harsh on skin. These creams and ointments are topically applied directly to the affect area topically, and throughout the day to control acne symptoms. The infected area should be clean and oil free to help you reduce the chances of more acne occurring.For treating more severe cases of adult acne, you might need a prescription from a dermatologist for anti-bacterial medications or hormone therapy. Laser light treatments can also help dry the skin to eliminate bacteria present that could cause more acne. To help you eliminate acne symptoms you should also practice a good hygiene method and eliminate fat, oil and grease from your diet.Adult acne cure options might take a while to be fully effective. Patience is very important when it comes to treating acne, results don’t often come quite as fast as we hope. Acne cure products that promise instant results usually aren’t healthy for the individuals and tend to be too harsh on skin.
Many people have failed to differentiate between adult acne and teen acne. Even more have failed to even know the existence of something called “adult acne”. They thought that acne would only occur in teenage hood. The fact is that adult acne has affected the lives of many working adults. About half the female adult population and 25% of the male adult population is affected by adult acne for at least once in their lifetime.Teen acne mainly comes with an oily skin; this is mainly due to the excess oil production during their puberty period. With oily skin, teenage acne can be easily treated by over-the-counters (OTC) treatment, normally with the side effects of drying up skin.However, for adult acne, it comes with dry or oily skin. For those adults who have adult acne with oily skin, finding a suitable treatment would be easy. For those adults who had adult acne with dry skin, finding the right treatment would be a headache as many over-the-counter (OTC) treatments can dry up their already dried up skin.For those adults who had dry skin, one of the solutions could be to use moisturizer frequently to moisture up their skin. Another solution is to avoid topical treatment like benzoyl peroxide and use more dry skin friendly products instead. If you are one of those adults who have dry skin and suffers from adult acne at the same time, read the acne products labels carefully before you make your next acne purchases.Besides choosing a dry skin friendly product for adult acne, treatment for teen acne and adult acne are similar. What works for you during your teenage hood acne (except for those topical treatments) may have a high chance of repeating the same success for your adult acne.
Adult ADD can sometimes run amok, if you let it. However, some adults don’t even know they have ADD, until they realize that things just aren’t going well in their lives. Here are 10 easy ways that you can improve your life, when you find that you have adult ADD:1. Think color: One way to make things easy for your adult ADD brain is to color code things, when possible. For instance, if your desk is a mess, get some colored hanging folders and use one for each category. If you’re an Internet marketer, for instance, you might have a red one for JV deals, signifying importance. You may have blue for things pertaining to blogging. A yellow one for areas in SEO, and so on. Because your adult ADD brain is very visual, you’ll see red and know it’s JV, without having to look at a tag.2. Free up space: Because structured space was something you probably weren’t great at dealing with as a child, and this is especially true, if you have ADHD, try to keep your living space as open as possible. Be minimalist in furnishings and kick-knack clutter. Allow yourself the freedom to roam around whenever you need to do so.3. Create your own deadlines: Even if you’re working on a project with no deadline, make deadlines anyway to keep your adult ADD brain from becoming bored.4. Chunk it up: Rather than looking at a huge project and freaking out because it just seems too daunting, remember how to eat an elephant… one bite at a time. Break big projects into a series of smaller ones.5. It’s OK to be a multitasker: Using all the senses is very important, especially for adult ADHD, though it can help adult ADD people, too. If you want to read a book while listening to the TV, why not? If you want to knit while listening to a podcast, sure! But if you’re still bored, light a candle for scent.6. Be a time waster: We all are, generally. But when you have adult ADD, time wasting activity can really bring your productivity to a halt. If you feel like you want to waste some time, then do it, but set a time limit, say half an hour. Do whatever it is you want to do to waste that time, and then back to work!7. If you’re going to waste time, you’ll need a timer: Yes! When it’s wasting time, set a timer for the time you’ve allotted to waste. Or, use the timer for hyperfocus time. Use whatever time you set to work on something boring that just has to be done, like balancing your checkbook. When the timer goes off, you can get back to doing something you like to do better. Set the timer again. Then, go back to the checkbook and continue the process until it’s done.8. Treat yourself like a child: When you have particularly angry moments or when you’re just so worked up you can hardly stand it, go into a separate room, away from people and get your ya-yas out. When you have adult ADD or ADHD, these periods are bound to arise, so don’t take them out on other people. Go somewhere that you can be alone until your temper settles back down.9. Move around: That means exercise. Though it’s important for everyone, people with adult ADD, and especially ADHD, need to exercise regularly not just to keep in shape, but to expel the pent up energy that comes along with your souped-up brain.10. Eat: Yes, we sometimes hyperfocus so much that we forget to fill our bellies. Nothing is more important. Setting a regular eating schedule might be helpful.Use any or all of these ways to help control your adult ADD. If you find it to difficult to employ all of the ideas at once, do them one at a time. If you find they work for you, you may be more likely to come back and try another. Email yourself this story so that you can always have it close at hand.