How to Treat Acne, Adult Acne?

Posted on November 22, 2015 at 2:05 PM


Blemishes=Breakouts=Acne,pimples, means the same.

I decided to choose this subject this month, because lately I see more and more adults and adolescents are affected by Acne.They must realize, the  cause of Acne can be a combination of life-style, hormonal changes and the list below.

A little science about Acne: Oily skin is characterized by an over-production of sebum (oil) and feels thicker than dry or normal skin. The sebaceousglands, located in each hair follicle produce oil that lubricates the skin. They are found on face, back, chest and shoulders. The oily skin has enlarged  pores (follicles) that may be filled with dirt and grease. If some of the oil becomes trapped, bacteria multiply in the hair follicle and the skin becomes  inflamed, that’s what we call Acne.


 Oily skin and Acne caused by a combination of factors:

 - During adolescence (puberty) there may be an imbalance of hormones or increase in hormone levels, androgen (male sex hormone) stimulates the  production of sebum and keratin, which leads to clogged pores. Both sexes can suffer from acne at this age.

 - A diet rich in saturated fats and oils, hydrogenated fats (junk food) and animal products may contribute to the oily condition of the skin.

 - A hot, humid climate may also stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum.

 - Heredity of oily skin.

 - Allergies, for example to dairy products.

 - Stress can promote hormonal changes and cause flare-ups.

 - Monthly menstrual cycles.

 - Over-washing and rubbing of the skin (ph alkaline, more on this later).

 - The use of cosmetics or creams rich in fats.

 - If you start using a product, use it within 3-6 months, after that bacteria can set in. Use spatula when you take your creams out of the jar.

 - Hygiene, not regularly cleaned make-up sponges, brushes, pillowcases.

 - Skin is our largest organ, toxic waste escapes through sweating. Disruption of this mechanism can also cause acne.

 - Smoking is toxic, therefore can cause Acne

 - Avoid wearing tight clothing (turtlenecks, scarves); friction makes pimples more likely to rupture.

 - Don’t shave the Acne infected area.

 - Our skin should be slightly acidic 5.5-ph balance, this is our protective layer against bacteria.When the ph is higher than 5.5 or too alkaline, it becomes as a breeding ground for acne causing bacteria.

 What can you do to prevent acne or to reduce existing acne?

 During my 26 years in this field, I saw many adolescents or adults suffer from this condition. I had the most success with the ones who followed my  advice, used their products, had their regular Facial treatments and changed their diet and life-style. In my mind, I called them the "believers", their  skin  improved sooner. The others, the "non-believers", went on to take some strong drugs, like Accutane (side effects: nosebleeds, liver  damage, birth defects) or just simply gave up. Don’t get me wrong, I know what I can or can’t fix. So, if I see a client with a cystic acne, I for  sure will  send him or her to a  doctor, but not everybody has to run to a doctor and take pills right away. I will list hereafter all the things I experienced in my years to help treating acne. Some  will be surprising!

 First of all, you should always seek help of an esthetician, but not just any esthetician. The one who knows how to treat acne, how to properly clean,  exfoliate the skin and knows how to do proper extractions (using lancets or other sterilized tools if it is necessary to clean out the pores). My  experience here in  Luxembourg,  and also in the States, was that a lot of skin care professionals don’t know how to do extractions or they are afraid  to do it. It is easier  to put on cream after cream or mask after mask, but unfortunately this will not help your acne prone skin. When you find  someone good, you should  see her at least  once a month, but you may need a weekly session for a while, especially if you have a bad case of  acne (with a cystic acne, she will  advise you to  seek a help of a dermatologist).

 Second, you have to find a good product-line, the one you like and the one that is especially good for treating your acne. I, of course, will only  recommend organic products (remember, one cause of acne can be from toxins, and chemicals are toxins)! Many years ago, I also used some other  than organic lines and some were better than others. Make a smart decission!

 Third, always wash your hands before applying the products and, during the day, don’t touch your skin and, please, don’t pick your skin. Picking,  squeezing or scratching blemishes may cause scarring. Acne – if you follow the advice bellow - will heal, but scars will not or it will take you a longer  time and a lot of money to get read of them.

 Fourth, using cleanser and toner at morning and at night is very important. Gel/foaming cleansers are the best to treat acne, to remove dirt and  excess oil. Toners also help remove residues, kill acne-causing bacteria and put the protective shield (5.5 ph balance) back.

 5. Using a special day cream for acne prone skin and if you spend a lot of time outdoors use one with an SPF30 (15 minutes of sunshine each day without  SPF is good). Application of make-up (with a regularly cleaned and sanitized sponge and brushes)

 6. Night routine: cleanse again wit your cleanser, even twice if it is necessary, but don’t rub your skin too much. (too much rubbing and scrubbing and  hand towels can spread bacteria, avoid using them as long as your acne persists). Toner: spray some on a cotton ball and wipe your face with it,  then spray it on your face one more time.

 7. If you have a daily exfoliator for acne, I advice that you use it at night, because your skin will rest and breathe better at night. Next, use your night  serum and cream for acne prone /oily skin, of course no SPF.

 8. Once/ twice a week or between your facial treatments, you may also use a Mud mask or special Acne masks. Don’t overuse them though, it can  over dry your skin. You can use your Acne mask as spot treatment more frequently (only on the pimple or only where you have most of your  breakouts). 

 The following ingredients in products are great for treating Acne:

  Aloe Vera Juice: heals and calms irritated skin

  Carrot: heals and contains Vit A, a natural exfoliant

  Chamomile: soothing and regenerating

  Cucumber: tones and shrinks skin pores

  Eucalyptus Oil: antiseptic healer

  Glycolic Acid: loosens dead skin cells

  Honey: mild antiseptic, nourishing

  Kaolin Clay: draws out impurities

  Lavender: antiseptic

  Menthol: antiseptic and calming

  Peppermint: antiseptic and calming

  Sage: tones and antiseptic

  Salicylic Acid: gentle exfoliant, removes impurities and shrinks pores

  Stone Crop: reduces inflammation

  Zinc Oxide: reduces inflammation, healing and blocks UV rays

  Peppermint: antiseptic and calming

  Tea tree Oil: antiseptic and anti-inflammatory

  Yogurt: exfoliating, contains lactic acid

 And many more fruits, vegetables and herbs contain incredible ingredients, which can reduce inflammation and aid healing.


 What to eat to help your oily, inflamed skin?

 Eat a diet that is high in fiber. It is important to keep the colon clean and ridding the body of toxins. Eat foods rich in Zinc, soybeans, whole grains,  shellfish and small amount of raw nuts. A diet low in Zinc may promote flare-ups. Eat a lot of low-fat yogurt. Say no to: sugars, butter, caffeine,  cheese, alcohol, chocolate, cream, fat, fried foods, spicy foods, saturated or hydrogenated oils, meat, wheat, soft drinks. In my opinion a vegan diet is the best to  cure Acne, but of course not everybody can became vegan or vegetarian over night. Reducing meat in our diet will already help!

 I hope this will help You to better understand Acne and how to treat it! If you live in Washington, DC :)please do not hesitate to  contact me.

Peace, Lilla 

Categories: Facial Treatments

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.


Reply pg shoes
4:09 PM on September 12, 2020 
The next time I read a weblog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I do know it was my choice to learn, however I truly thought youd have one thing interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could possibly fix if you happen to werent too busy searching for attention.
pg shoes
Reply moncler jackets
6:10 PM on September 14, 2020 
Nice post. I be taught something tougher on different blogs everyday. It'll at all times be stimulating to read content from different writers and observe a bit one thing from their store. I?d favor to make use of some with the content on my weblog whether you don?t mind. Natually I?ll give you a link on your web blog. Thanks for sharing.
moncler jackets
Reply balenciaga sneakers
10:18 PM on September 14, 2020 
Can I just say what a aid to search out somebody who actually knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You positively know easy methods to convey an issue to light and make it important. More folks must read this and perceive this aspect of the story. I cant believe youre not more well-liked since you undoubtedly have the gift.
balenciaga sneakers
Reply supreme hoodie
8:39 PM on September 16, 2020 
Oh my goodness! a tremendous article dude. Thanks Nevertheless I am experiencing problem with ur rss . Don?t know why Unable to subscribe to it. Is there anybody getting similar rss drawback? Anyone who knows kindly respond. Thnkx
supreme hoodie
Reply balenciaga shoes
5:10 AM on September 17, 2020 
Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive learn something like this before. So good to search out somebody with some authentic ideas on this subject. realy thanks for starting this up. this web site is one thing that's wanted on the web, somebody with a bit of originality. useful job for bringing one thing new to the internet!
balenciaga shoes
Reply lebron shoes
5:34 AM on September 19, 2020 
This is the right weblog for anyone who needs to find out about this topic. You realize so much its almost arduous to argue with you (not that I actually would want?HaHa). You definitely put a brand new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Nice stuff, simply great!
lebron shoes
Reply kyrie spongebob
3:29 PM on September 19, 2020 
I found your weblog site on google and test a number of of your early posts. Proceed to maintain up the superb operate. I just extra up your RSS feed to my MSN Information Reader. In search of forward to studying extra from you later on!?
kyrie spongebob
Reply supreme clothing
2:50 PM on September 21, 2020 
It?s exhausting to seek out knowledgeable folks on this subject, but you sound like you understand what you?re talking about! Thanks
supreme clothing
Reply curry 7
4:25 PM on September 23, 2020 
Nice post. I study something tougher on different blogs everyday. It can always be stimulating to learn content material from different writers and practice somewhat one thing from their store. I?d prefer to make use of some with the content material on my weblog whether or not you don?t mind. Natually I?ll offer you a link on your web blog. Thanks for sharing.
curry 7
Reply longchamp
7:44 PM on September 23, 2020 
Hi there! I just would like to give a huge thumbs up for the great information you've gotten right here on this post. I shall be coming back to your weblog for more soon.
Reply longchamp handbags
5:46 PM on September 25, 2020 
you've got a fantastic weblog right here! would you wish to make some invite posts on my weblog?
longchamp handbags
Reply yeezy
11:22 PM on September 27, 2020 
Your place is valueble for me. Thanks!?
Reply supreme outlet
6:58 PM on September 29, 2020 
It?s arduous to search out educated folks on this matter, but you sound like you understand what you?re talking about! Thanks
supreme outlet
Reply supreme clothing
3:16 PM on October 1, 2020 
I'm often to running a blog and i really admire your content. The article has actually peaks my interest. I'm going to bookmark your web site and maintain checking for brand new information.
supreme clothing
Reply calvin klein underwear
7:50 PM on October 3, 2020 
There are actually quite a lot of particulars like that to take into consideration. That is a nice point to convey up. I provide the thoughts above as basic inspiration however clearly there are questions just like the one you carry up the place crucial thing might be working in trustworthy good faith. I don?t know if greatest practices have emerged around things like that, however I'm positive that your job is clearly recognized as a fair game. Each girls and boys feel the impact of just a moment?s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.
calvin klein underwear
Reply retro jordans
2:44 AM on October 4, 2020 
Would you be interested in exchanging hyperlinks?
retro jordans
Reply off white jordan 1
7:55 PM on October 5, 2020 
It?s hard to seek out knowledgeable people on this matter, but you sound like you already know what you?re speaking about! Thanks
off white jordan 1
Reply off white nike
12:38 AM on October 6, 2020 
Can I just say what a aid to search out somebody who actually is aware of what theyre speaking about on the internet. You definitely know learn how to bring a difficulty to gentle and make it important. Extra individuals have to learn this and understand this facet of the story. I cant believe youre not more common since you positively have the gift.
off white nike
Reply balenciaga triple s
7:28 PM on October 7, 2020 
I discovered your weblog web site on google and check just a few of your early posts. Continue to maintain up the very good operate. I just additional up your RSS feed to my MSN News Reader. Seeking forward to studying extra from you later on!?
balenciaga triple s
Reply kawhi leonard shoes
12:11 AM on October 8, 2020 
Oh my goodness! an incredible article dude. Thanks Nonetheless I am experiencing challenge with ur rss . Don?t know why Unable to subscribe to it. Is there anybody getting identical rss problem? Anyone who is aware of kindly respond. Thnkx
kawhi leonard shoes