Eating habits, excess sun and other causes of acne after 30 years
Acne mostly plagues women (and men too) in their transitional age. And by the age of 20 in most cases these problems are left behind. However, alas, some go with acne hand in hand right up to the first wrinkles, never knowing what completely clean skin is. And others only after 30 generally face the problem of rashes on the face. About 5 main causes of acne after 30, said MD, Professor of the Department of Dermatology and Cosmetology NGMU Tatyana Reshetnikova.1. Hormones
The main cause of acne, both in adolescence and after – is an imbalance of hormones, first of all – sex hormones. And, contrary to stereotypes, this problem is relevant for women after 30 not less than for teenagers. There is even such a thing as “adult acne”. Unlike teenage acne, which are most often located in the T-zone, after 25-30 they can be localized mainly in the V-zone: from the chin up the sides of the cheeks. These are mainly large red painful formations – papules. After their disappearance, rather deep scars remain. Rashes become more before menstruation and a little less – immediately after them. But they do not completely disappear.
In this case, the reason is to look for it in hormones. As a rule, there are two options: either your hormones have changed, or the answer to it. In the second case, the level of hormones may be normal, but the body reacts to a normal amount as to an increased one.
Treatment in such cases is recommended combined: that is, simultaneously in several directions – and drug therapy, and the right means of care. First, you will need to consult a gynecologist-endocrinologist to find out the cause and, if necessary, choose hormone therapy. You will also need to consult a dermatologist, who will recommend local treatment, including special ointments to reduce the hormonal response, if such are necessary in your case.
2. Food Addictions
The abundance of fatty and sweet foods can trigger acne if you are prone to them. Propensity – the response mechanisms of the sebaceous glands – are mainly inherited. And if you have noticed since adolescence that after an inordinate eating of chocolate you get a “visual result” in the form of rashes on your face, then it is unlikely that something will change much with age. Yes, you always have to take care to comply with the measure, limit the amount of “harmful” food. On the one hand, it certainly saddens. But on the other hand, it turns out that your skin helps to protect the entire body from the negative effects of low-quality products.
Also, the use of milk has a significant effect on the skin of some (not all) people. And sometimes full refusal of it brings long-awaited cleansing of the skin. Whether your rash depends on milk, it is better to consult a doctor. You can also conduct an experiment and refuse milk for at least 2-3 weeks, without changing other conditions, in order to track whether this diet restriction will affect your skin.
Protein products popular among sports enthusiasts often have a negative effect on the skin: protein shakes, bars, etc. It is not necessary to succumb to the assurances of advertising on instagram or the advice of trainers that these products are “completely natural.” And if you suddenly have problems with your skin, analyze whether this coincided in time with your passion for protein or other “powder nutrition”.
3. The sun
Despite the fact that the media have long since stated a million times about the need to protect the skin in the sun, many out of habit continue to oppose common sense. After all, before it was believed that “in the sun pimples pass.” And no! (if you suddenly still do not know). Yes, at first it really seems that the sun “dries” the inflammation. But in reality this is only an appearance – and after the initial “improvement”, as a rule, the situation is only getting worse. After the holidays, people write off the negative reaction of the skin to returning to the familiar climate, but in reality it is a deferred reaction to the sun.
There may be two reasons: either you did not use protection from solar radiation at all, thus making your skin more vulnerable (or did not use enough). Either the reason is the wrong Sanskrin (UV-protected product). The fact is that many sunscreens have comedogenic effect: clog pores due to the dense texture, oils in the composition. If you have problem skin, any sunscreen will not suit you. You need a special tool for your skin type. And best of all, if you select it to help a dermatologist, and not a consultant in the store / pharmacy.