Dealing with acne
Zits and spots are the cause of much distress in your teenage years. However, having to deal with them as an adult is so much worse. “In older skin, acne occurs due to hormonal imbalance or stress,” explains Dr. Trasi, which is why she suggests that while regular acne treating methods (therapies that use salicyclic acic, benzoyl peroxide and retinols) will work, hormonal imbalances needs more attention.
While consulting a dermatologist is the safest option, Dr. Agarwal further advices that mature women with problematic skin must steer clear of cream based products that contain petroleum jelly, alcohol and mineral oil. Instead, opt for oil-free or gel based products to prevent aggravation. Avoid scrubbing your face to get rid of the acne or rough skin as it will only cause more irritation.