Natural and Pharmaceutical Treatments For Adult Acne

When one thinks of acne, a teenager may come to mind first. No one expects to have acne as an adult but it is more common than one might think. On average 50 percent of women and 25 percent of men are affected by adult acne. Adult acne is usually attributed to hormonal shifts, allergic reactions to skincare products or medications. The good news is many new treatments and procedures are available.The cause of adult acne remains unknown, but is often attributed to genetics and hormonal changes. Contributing factors can include: side effects from certain medications, cosmetic products with high oil contents, excessive sweating, diet, stress, pregnancy, and menopause. An acne lesion, blemish or clogged pore is caused when bacteria multiply excessively within the hair follicle. An oil-releasing blockage then develops from the sebaceous gland and enlarged sebaceous oil glands produce an overabundance of oil. Blockages of bacteria and oil then build, leading to adult acne problems such as pimples, inflammation, cysts, and scarring. Adult acne most often appears on the face; however, it can appear on the arms, legs, buttocks, and torso.Adult acne is a fairly new problem and has just recently become much more prevalent. Acne previously had been a concern of teens and young adults. Dermatological and aesthetic treatments for adults will likely be very similar to those used to treat teens. To prevent acne, hormonal and life style changes, such as diet, may be incorporated. The findings have suggested that a lifetime of exposure to hormone enriched foods and medication may be a main culprit in this new wide adult concern of acne.The appropriate treatment for acne varies depending on each individual. Standard acne treatments include ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, retin-a, accutane, sulfur, tetracycline and/or a variety of over the counter medications. However, there’s more than medicine to treating adult acne. To obtain the best results treatments should include not only skin care products that target acne bacteria, but make changes that affect the body’s internal system. A multifaceted approach of treatments, behaviors, and diet is often most effective. Here are a few simple strategies adults can use to help combat acne:• Consult your doctor about hormonal changes
• Follow a daily skin care regimen
• Protect skin from pollution and environmental damage
• Avoid touching your face
• Avoid exposure to sun and excessive cold
• Select non-oil based cosmetic products
• Eat a well-balanced dietNatural remedies can also work alone or in combination with professional assistance in clearing adult acne. As stated earlier, diet is a very important factor in fighting acne. A diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables, help fight free radicals and skin damage that may be left behind after the acne has cleared. Ointment or creams that are rich in Vitamin E can fight against bacteria and sooth the sensitized acne are. Tea tree oil and herbal extracts have been known to clear acne by fighting bacteria and regulating oil production. Zinc and Zinc Oxide are also excellent to reduce acne breakouts and prevent acne due to their anti-microbial properties.Herbal extracts or herbs to look for in topical or ingested formulas include burdock, yellow dock, cleaver, and sarsaparilla. As adult acne has been a fairly new area of study for dermatologists and estheticians, it is best to follow a treatment plan that is unique to your severity of acne.By Tiffany Oney and Rachelle Dupree

Advantages of Adult Web Hosting

If you’re running a website that contains adult content, or you’re about to, you’ve probably heard about adult hosting. And you’ve probably also heard that you don’t necessarily need to go with an “adult” specific host, but that just about any web host will be able to host your website for you, adult content and all. And while that may be true, as adult websites become more popular, there are still advantages to choosing a web host that’s experienced in adult hosting, and that will be able to help you whenever your website needs it.That experience alone is one of the biggest advantages you’ll find when you choose to go with an adult host. Hosts that have been dealing with adult content for years know the special needs that adult websites have. Bandwidth and storage space are two of the resources those needs that adult websites will have; and they’ll most likely need a lot of each. Many adult website owners aren’t aware of just how many of these resources they’ll need when they first start their website, and can be caught unprepared without them. This will be able to advise website owners of these things ahead of time, so they can be dealt with and the site can be launched smoothly.The legalities of running adult websites are something else adult site hosts will be experienced in, and that knowledge is another benefit of working with adult hosts. From gambling sites to erotic sites, there are a lot of legal issues when it comes to running adult websites. An adult site host will be able to tell you about the legal issues involved, saving you the time of researching all the different aspects yourself.Aside from legal issues and the technical resources that you’ll need, customer service in adult site hosting also cannot be matched by any other type of site hosting. Many customers who own an adult website are hesitant to even call their should something go wrong because they’re worried about having to explain the problem with certain files; or they’re worried about what the customer service rep will think of their website.This usually isn’t an issue when you’re working with any web host, but especially not when you’re working with an adult site host. After choosing to work with an adult-specific web host, many customers feel much better about speaking to their web host, and don’t wait to ask for help when it’s needed. This may seem like a very small thing; but it’s one of the biggest benefits to those who already have it in place.You don’t need to hire an adult web host just because you’re running an adult website. But if you want to make the most out of your website and hosting experience, you’ll find there are so many more benefits when you do!

Varied Causes for Adult Acne

“Ah! I’m thirty-five! And I’m still getting acne!” Jenny screams. Jenny is an adult who like many other adults still get acne on their skin all the time. Usually, when we think of acne, we view it as an adolescent problem. Only teenagers get it. But that is far from the truth. Millions of adults all around the globe suffer from these problems a large part of their lives. In fact, statistics show that 25% of all male adults and 50% of all female adults suffer from adult acne at some point of their lives.What causes adult acne? Well, the causes of adult acne are varied. One reason why more women suffer from adult acne than men is because menses is one of the causes for it. This is because menses causes the body to increase its production of hormones, and in doing so, indirectly causes the production of sebum and this leads to the chemical reactions that causes it.Another cause for adult acne is having too much stress. Why is stress a cause to adult acne, you ask? Well, when your body is under stress, it produces hormonal steroids like cortisol which affects your skin in a disruptive manner and causes acne to erupt. And it’s a vicious cycle. You see acne on your face, that causes you to be more stressed, and when you get more stressed, that causes you to get more pimples! Drinking too much coffee causes it too. That is because when we drink coffee, our bodies are stimulated to produce cortisol as well. So if you are getting adult acne and feel stressed about it, the last thing you want to do is to try to make yourself feel better by chilling out with cups of coffee because it will make it worse!Some adults get their acne from drinking milk instead. That’s because these people’s bodies react adversely to dairy products. The fact is milk contains hormones that potentially causes acne breakouts. Hormonally induced acne breakout like these usually occur at the chin and jaw line. Overexposure to the sun is another possible cause for adult acne. When you are exposed to the sun, it causes free radicals to be produced within the skin which in turn causes and affects the body’s ability to repair itself. Adults who are suffering from it will do well in protecting themselves with sunscreen lotions.Lastly, exposure to dirt and bacteria can cause our skin to breakout in acne as well. If the face towels you use and the pillowcases you sleep on are dirty, then you are exposing your skin to unwanted bacteria and this causes acne. So make sure you change your face towels and pillowcases regularly.So what do you know what causes your acne problems? You don’t? Maybe you can take a look at your existing lifestyle. Are you having too much stress from work lately? Are you drinking four to five cups of coffee daily to keep yourself awake? Do you crave milk like a baby ? Are you crazy about sun tanning? Do you have a habit of changing your towels and pillowcases often? Perhaps adjusting your lifestyle in one of these areas might address the problem that you are facing.