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3 Brutal Truths About Adult Acne You Need to Hear

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Adult acne is fast becoming the most common skin complaint amongst men and women over thirty. It's time to stop hiding behind makeup (which can make breakouts worse) and get to the route of your skin's unhappiness.

1. Your diet plays a role in acne breakouts.

The bad news is there's rarely a quick fix for adult acne. Although upgrading your skincare can immediately help clear blemishes, your efforts are futile if you're not changing your diet. Instead of throwing your money at every acne-fighting cleanser on the market, take time out to see a reputable dermatologist. Skin experts can quickly identify the type of acne you're suffering from, and test you for known food and cosmetic ingredient sensitivity.

There's 'no size fits all' when it comes to curing acne. However, the common acne offenders specialists typically advise to steer clear of include milk, cheese, processed foods, sugar, and chocolate.

2. You have to step up your skincare routine.

To keep your pores clear of blockages, you need to upgrade to an adult skincare routine. The evening double cleanse is a must. Exfoliate 2-3 times per week to remove dead skin cells and dirt. Finish with a toner that removes any remaining traces of makeup.

3. You still have to moisturize.

A common misconception is that acne-prone skin should be 'dried out.' Dehydrating skin exasperates acne; leaving skin red, sore, and prone to more breakouts due to cracking. Use an oil-free moisturizer to keep you skin hydrated without clogging pores.

How have you gained control of your adult acne? Tweet me @lorenridinger.