Adult Acne Treatment

Adult Acne: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Acne is a common skin condition that affects people of all ages, but adult acne can be especially frustrating. Unlike teenage acne, adult acne often appears on the lower face, such as the chin and jawline, and can be more persistent and severe. In this article, we will explore the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for adult acne.

Adult Acne

Causes of Adult Acne

There are several factors that can contribute to the development of adult acne, including:

  • Hormonal changes: Adult acne is often linked to hormonal changes in the body, particularly in women. Hormonal fluctuations, such as those that occur during menstruation or pregnancy, can trigger the production of oil in the skin and lead to the development of acne.

  • Genetics: If your parents had acne, you are more likely to develop it as well.

  • Diet and lifestyle: A diet high in sugar and processed foods, as well as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, can also contribute to the development of adult acne.

  • Medications: Certain medications, such as corticosteroids and lithium, can also cause acne.

Symptoms of Adult Acne

The symptoms of adult acne can vary, but common signs include:

  • Whiteheads: Small, white bumps that appear on the skin
  • Blackheads: Small, dark bumps that appear on the skin
  • Pustules: Red, swollen bumps that contain pus
  • Papules: Small, red, tender bumps
  • Nodules: Large, painful lumps that are deep under the skin
  • Cysts: Large, fluid-filled lumps that are deep under the skin

Treatment Options for Adult Acne

There are several treatment options available for adult acne, including:

  • Topical treatments: Topical creams and gels that contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can help to unclog pores and reduce inflammation.

  • Oral medications: Oral medications, such as antibiotics or hormonal therapies, can help to reduce the number of bacteria on the skin and regulate hormones.

  • Light and laser therapies: Light and laser therapies, such as blue light therapy or laser resurfacing, can help to reduce inflammation and improve the overall appearance of the skin.

  • Isotretinoin: Isotretinoin is a powerful medication that can be prescribed to those with severe or persistent acne.

It is important to work with a dermatologist to determine the best treatment plan for your specific case of adult acne.


Adult acne can be a frustrating and persistent condition, but there are several treatment options available. By understanding the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for adult acne, you can take steps to improve the health and appearance of your skin.

The Dermasure Range offers a combination of three products for this purpose, which is also known as the Dermasure Acne-Prone Pack.

1. Kleerzit Facial Cleanser | 150ml

KLEERZIT Facial Exfoliator for Acne

Kleerzit Facial Cleanser contains a mild Salicylic Acid base in a non-irritant foam base, ideally suited for exfoliation and the deep cleansing of blocked skin-pores.

Exfoliating can often result is the feeling dryness, which will be resolved when applying the Hydration Moisturising Cream.

2. Dermaclens Skin Cleanser | 150ml

DERMACLENS Skin Cleanser for Acne

Dermaclens Skin Cleanser is a gentle fragrance-free cleansing lotion and often used in combination with Kleerzit.

These two products can be alternated mornings and evenings, daily or even weekly. It all depends on your personal preferences.

3. Hydration Moisturising Cream | 75ml

HYDRATION Moisturiser Cream for Acne

Hydration Moisturising Cream is essential, especially after a thorough cleaning of the skin. The importance of moisturizing is to replenish and moisturise the skin, without (re)blocking the skin pores.

Hydration Moisturising Cream is formulated to be completely absorbed upon application, leaving the skin silky smooth and without any greasiness.

4. Acne Treatment Pack

ACNE-Prone Treatment Pack

For more, please find our Acne Blog 

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