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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Doing This In The Shower Can Cause Adult Acne

If you think only teenagers get acne, you would be wrong. Between 40 and 55 percent of the adult population age 20-40 are diagnosed with acne, according to the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology. It is generally a condition that affects younger people anywhere from age 12-24, but it can occur among older adults, too. There may be a reason.

Are you doing these 3 things in the shower?

#1 Are you washing your face in the shower? - Even though you are using soap, bacteria can spread, especially if you are washing you face last. It is best to wash your face first with a clean washcloth, or even use a separate washcloth and towel, for your face. Use clean linen each time to prevent bacteria from spreading.

#2 Are you using the same soap in the shower on your face? - Sensitive skin, often subject to acne, needs sensitive treatment. Most bath soaps contain fragrances that can irritate acne skin, so make sure you use a cleanser that is chemical free and fragrance free.

#3 Are you taking hot showers? - This is another culprit for acne. The best temperature for acne skin is warm. Also, if you have hard water, buy a filter for your shower head. Hard water can irritate acne.

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