Adult acne

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-24-2011
Adult acne
Thu, 09-19-2013 - 12:58pm

Ugh!  I don't know what is going on but my face is broken out SO bad and has been for a few months now.  It is worse now than it ever was when I was a teen!  Anyone else have this problem as an adult?

Hope, Mommy to Spencer Expecting Baby #2 09/17/12
Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Thu, 09-19-2013 - 1:12pm

I have had more acne as an adult then I did as a teenager, some of it is hormone related because I do tend to have them crop up moreso around my period time, but I have also given up most processed sugars and gluten and drink tons of water and it has significantly reduced my acne. 

Here is a great book by a former IV member who writes about treating your skin and its issues from the inside out:

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-17-2013
Sun, 11-17-2013 - 7:14pm

I have struggled with Adult Acne as well, I had more acne as an adult than I did as a teen. The best thing I found is Blackbox Cosmetics and their The GeniSkin Kit is the most complete & advanced acne and problem skin fighting system ever created. It is a combination of four treatments that use a synergistic approach to help users obtain beautiful clear skin. The system is designed to eliminate the bacteria that causes skin problems and heal the skin with advanced nutrients and botanicals. Like all BlackBox Cosmetics' extraordinary products, science was merged with nature to develop the most effective products in the world.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-25-2013
Mon, 11-25-2013 - 12:33pm

I was the same way!  I never had any pimples, cysts, or anything acne related in my teens to mid 20's...till I hit my late late 20's.  I started to break out really bad on my back, neck, breasts and face.  It's not like I didn't wash my body or anything either...I just broke out!  Since more and more break outs were occuring, I decided to change my eating and drinking habits AND stop buying creams, lotions, face washes from OTC and prescribed from a doctor.  I mainly drink water and orange juice.  I decided to start popping more vitamins in my body and I take a probiotic every day.  As well as I have pretty much eliminated all of fast foods and processed foods from my daily diet.  I also take a allergy pill too.  I've done this routine for about 4.5 years now and I haven't had a zit or acne flare up in a long time.  It's working for me.  So, maybe it will work for you.  Good Luck!!