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Kate Latimer, MA, LMHC

Santa Fe, NM 87508
ph: 505.795.0631

Adult Acne Conglobata Treatments

When most people think of acne, they imagine their teenage years.  Breakouts are typically more common during this stage of life simply because of hormone fluctuations and high stress levels.  However, if you find yourself suffering from adult acne conglobata, there are many ways that you can help soothe your skin and get back on the road to recovery.

Adult acne can be caused by a variety of things.  In some cases it can be triggered by bacterial infections, while others suffer from hereditary acne.  Treatments for acne conglobata can vary depending on the severity of the case.  Learning the exact cause of your acne can be very tricky indeed.

How can you narrow down your search and figure out the right treatments for adult acne? If you are concerned your acne is getting worse than your best bet is to consult a dermatologist right away.

There are many different treatments for acne conglobata that your dermatologist might recommend.  Some include medical treatments such as antibiotics or face washes with benzoyl peroxide or salicyclic acid.  If it’s determined that your acne is caused by a hormonal imbalance, you many be given treatments that will help in solving this.  In cases of severe acne, the dermatologist may recommend antibiotics or lancing treatments.  Should you experience scarring, there are ways to treat this as well.

There are other measures that you can take to soothe you acne.  Anyone who has suffered from acne can tell you that it can be difficult not to touch the irritated skin.  However, doing so may result in permanent scarring.  Thus, it makes sense that one of the best things you can do for your skin is to touch it as little as possible.  Limit washing to twice a day at most, and use a soft cloth or cotton ball when applying moisturizer.

Another significant step in creating your own acne conglobata cures is to take a good look at your skin care products.  If your lotions, soaps, mositurizers and makeup contain fragrances, dyes, astringents, or greasy elements that clog pores, these may actually be worsening your acne to a significant degree.  By switching over to gentler skincare products made with basic, dermatologist approved ingredients, you can do your part to calm your acne down.

By following these tips, you will be able to help significantly in fixing your acne.  While some days it may seem like a hopeless cause, the most important thing to remember is to be patient.  With time and diligence, your face will begin to clear up.  Learn more today about clearing your adult acne!

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Santa Fe, NM 87508
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