Hello Beautiful People! Having to deal with breakouts at any age is a nightmare. If you have been following me for a little while then you know a little about my skincare journey but if you are new to Chantel Keona then I welcome you 👋🏽 and will give you a little quick background. When I was younger (teenage years) my skin was very clear I hardly ever had breakouts and every month or so I would get a pimple here and there thanks to mother nature but besides that my skin was pretty good. Also I only use to wash my face with Dove soap and I never exfoliated or used any kind of special face washes-now granted of course I wasn’t wearing nearly as much makeup as I wear now that I am in my 30s.
Anyway my skin type has always extremely oily and that has never changed unfortunately but something changed when I turned 20 I noticed I would get more pimples and have breakouts on my cheeks especially my left cheek for some reason. But chile as I got older it only got worse,it see m as if I would breakout at the drop of a dime and don’t get me started about when I was stressed out it was game over.
During this time I was trying all kinds of products but nothing seemed to work and I also wasn’t even wearing any makeup because I was like what is the point? After many sad years I just realized this is something I am going to have to deal with because I suffer from adult acne. But now that I am in my 30s and I am glad to say I have mastered a pretty good skincare regime that has been working for me so far. I wanted to share this with you all so you know that you are not alone! Keep reading because I am sharing some valuable tips on how to handle breakouts in your 30s.
how to handle breakouts in your 30s
What are some of the causes of breakouts in your 30s?
The most common mistake people make is using the wrong products for their skin type, which can cause congestion. As you age, your hormones change, which means the products you used in your 20s may no longer work for you in your 30s. Turning 30 also leads to a reduction of growth hormones which causes an imbalance in levels of hormones in your body. The imbalance is one of the causes of adult acne.
Stress also leads to women producing more hormone, which stimulates hair follicles and their associated oil glands, leading to the appearance of acne.
What is the difference between acne and a breakout?
Acne is a broader term than breakout or a pimple. It can refer to blackheads, white heads, cystic pustules and so on. It’s an inflammation of the skin where the skin collects sebum and traps it there. That causes the skin to breakout.
How do you prevent breakouts in your 30s?
As your hormones change, make sure you’re using products that are suited for your skin type so they won’t clog your pores or cause breakouts. The main reason for both pimples and acne is clogged pores, so ensure you always keep the skin clean. You can also use a topical cream containing vitamin A (retinol) which prevents dead cells from clogging pores. Once the acne and breakouts have cleared, acne scaring also reduces.
For acne, you should notice your skin improving after a week and soon see a smoother surface with an increased glow. For reducing discoloration, it may take a few months to see spot lighting benefits.
How do you know if you’re using the correct spot treatment or not?
Irritation should be alleviated pretty quickly with the right spot treatment. Hydrocortisone cream is a great way to reduce redness and itching, as it is a sulfur mask.
What are some of the mistakes women make when it comes to treating breakouts?
Picking at breakouts, which can push bacteria deeper into the skin and even cause scarring and over-treating breakouts, which causes dryness.
What additional advice would you give women who are struggling breakouts and acne?
Consult with dermatologist or esthetician to ensure you’re using the right products for your skin type and ensure you’re making healthy dietary choices.
How do you deal with acne? Share your tips in the comments.