You Have Acne? You're Not Alone!

by: Dominique Flournoy

Hey beauties! June is Acne Awareness Month and one of our missions this year is to educate you beauties about Acne and how you can help treat this skin condition. Acne is something that a lot of us beauties like to blame puberty for. The reality is a lot of us still deal with Acne after puberty, if you thought you were in this fight alone….. you’re not!

Some beauties may feel that in your mid 20s you are still dealing with the same issues that caused acne during puberty when that may not be 100% true. The key difference is that teenage age is caused by active oil glands and excess oil production, whereas adult acne is caused by hormonal activity.

Many women over the age of 25 years old experience adult acne. In fact, a survey of more than 1,000 adults published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that 50% of women between 20 and 29 years old, 35% of women between 30 and 39 years old, and 26% of women between 40 and 49 reported having acne. (Note: Adult acne is more common in women than men.)

Clearing Acne overnight is impossible, however with consistency and following some of these tips, your skin will indeed heal and become flawless as ever!

Water Is Your Skin’s Bestie

Hydrating yourself by drinking enough water is hydrating your skin cells. Especially when you have dry skin, it helps in getting rid of dead skin cells which may show up on your face too. By drinking water, you help yourself from building up of toxins which can be a cause for acne.

4 Steps to Heal Cystic Acne

  1. Skin Detox – It is always important to do a skin detox! It helps remove the impurities in your skin and gives your skin a fresh start! Check out some of our skin detox products!
  2. Changing Your Diet - Several studies suggest that following a healthy diet can help prevent and treat acne. Specifically, foods rich in the following nutrients are linked to lower levels of acne: complex carbohydrates, zinc, vitamins A and E, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants.
  3. Proper Supplementation - You may have tried over-the-counter remedies or prescription drugs prescribed by a dermatologist. There are, however, more natural (and often more cost-effective!) ways to support healthy skin.
  4. Stress Control - Chronic stress increases levels of stress-related hormones such as cortisol and sends skin's sebaceous (oil) glands into overdrive, which mixes with dead skin cells and breakout-causing bacteria. Adult skin is more prone to buildup of dead skin cells because natural cell turnover slows over time.

For many individuals that suffer from acne, it can seem like a never-ending battle to take control of their skin. Though there are many different types of acne and even more potential causes, The Butter Bar Skincare has natural solutions for every skin type. Enjoy 20% OFF of ALL Full-Size Acne Kits & Bundles. Check them out! 


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