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Coping with Adult Acne

Date: Jun 2018

Acne is most common during adolescence, when most of us will have had at least the occasional spot. However, that doesn’t mean that your skin will always be clear when you get older. If you suffer from adult acne then you’ll find it is very familiar to your dermatologist in London. It is very common to get spots in your 20s, 30s and beyond.

Realise You’re Not Alone

One of the most difficult parts of having acne as an adult is that you can feel like you are the only person who is still coping with spots at your age. Since spots are considered a teenage problem, it is easy to assume that they only affect young people. However, if you talk to your dermatologist in London or look at all the celebrities and ordinary people who have described their own struggles online, it will become clear how common this problem really is. You might even find that you want to connect with other adult acne sufferers or describe your own experiences online.

Boost Your Self Esteem

Acne can be very damaging for your self esteem, at any age. You can counteract this by finding something else that boosts your confidence, such as developing a new skill or taking part in a worthwhile activity such as volunteering. It can also help to focus on aspects of your appearance that you feel more positive about, whether that is a new haircut or your perfect smile. You should also try to remember that the images you see in the media don’t reflect reality. Look at the people around you and talk to your friends or partner to develop a healthier attitude to your appearance.

Get Help

Ask your dermatologist in London for help if over the counter acne products aren’t working, talk to your GP about hormonal contraception and PCOS if you are a woman, and always ask for help if you are feeling depressed or anxious because of your skin.


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