Dermatologists on Adult Acne - Dr. Su Glow x Grow

Dermatologists on Adult Acne

“Acne ends with teenage” 

Are you also frustrated by hearing this lie? Well, me too. This is the most popular myth about acne. We have all been entertained for a very long time. But my friend, I’m sorry to break it to you. The truth is that acne is fairly typical and will remain in maturity. Although acne is supposed to be an adolescent condition, it can impact people of different ages. Yes, pals, acne is that loyal and unwanted friend to the skin. Anyway, let us understand what causes adult acne:

What causes adult acne?

Let’s dive into what causes adult acne:/ 

Well, there are many reasons that cause acne in adulthood. We compiled a list of the most common ones. You might be facing one or a few of these problems, causing acne. 


Hormonal changes can disturb the entire body and skin, and it obviously leads to acne. And do you know the worst part? This is not it. Hormonal changes also lead to pH imbalance, inflammation, or an excess of oil production in the skin.

An adult experiences hormonal changes during 

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Postpartum periods
  • Menstruation.


You already know stress is not good for your health, right? But for the skin too. Stress causes many biological changes in the body that disturb the skin, hence acne. Come on now, laugh out loud a little.

Clogged pores.

Excess oil can block pores, and a quick turnover of skin cells can cause hair follicles to get clogged. Acne is frequently the end result in both situations. 


Some medicines have been shown to cause adult acne. Certain medicines, such as anticonvulsants, corticosteroids, barbiturates, lithium, DHEA, androgenic steroids, and pharmaceuticals containing bromides or iodides, can produce genuine acne or acne-like outbreaks.

How do you treat adult acne?

Did you notice one thing that all of these problems occur inside the body? It means you need to solve it from within. The treatments and other remedies will not cure the acne from the roots. So keep track of what goes on, inside your body. There are certain food items to include and certain to avoid because food can only bring the required nutrients to the skin and body. 

Food and drinks to enjoy:

Vegetables like broccoli, spinach, Moringa, Celery, Coriander, Bottle Guard, Lemon, Orange, Amla, Carrot, Tomato, Ashwagandha, Barley Grass, Spirulina, Ginseng, etc.

Fruits like apple, banana, blueberry, strawberry, cranberry, beetroot, pears, grapes, goji berry, acerola cherry, etc.

Healthy fats like oats, inulin, flax seeds, etc.

Beverages like green tea, mineral water, lemon water, etc.

Foods and drinks to avoid:

Dairy products like cheese, yogurt, milk, buttermilk, etc.

Highly processed foods include fast food, frozen meals, meal bars, sugary cereals, chips, microwave dinners, white bread, and so on.

Sweets and sugary beverages like candy, soda,  cake, cookies, energy drinks, table sugar, sweetened sports drinks, juice, and so on.

Final words

Adulting is surely not easy, but acne on top of that is definitely loading up the issues. As the saying goes, “adult problems need adult solutions." 

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