Adults are often taken by surprise when they experience adult acne and are, therefore, not very prepared to look for the right acne remedies. Although the causes of acne in adolescents and adults may be essentially the same, adult acne may require changes in the way it is treated. Because acne is a condition prevalent among adolescents, acne treatment preparations are developed for the kind of skin that adolescents have. Teens usually have oily skin so most acne preparations have ingredients in concentrations for that kind of skin condition. On the other hand, adult skin which is drier and does not have as much oil, may not respond well to these preparations. Because there is more commonality in the skin of adolescents and a wider variety in adult skin, treating adult acne can often be a process of trial-and-error until the most suitable medication is found. Some suggestions for treatments of adult acne are:
- Skin cleaners: Adult skin affected with acne should be kept clean of dirt and excess oils. Skin cleansers used for this purpose should be mild and gentle. Strong formulations and products with scrubbing beads and granules are not advisable because they can irritate sensitive skin.