I am 56 years old never had pimples but lately i am getting small ingrown pimple like growth. What can I do?

(Last Updated: Apr 25, 2007)


Acne is a very common problem and can be experienced later on in life as well. Many people visit a doctor after they notice the first outbreak of adult acne. There are however, many home remedies for adult acne that you can use as well.

One of the best and effective home remedies for adult acne is to maintain personal hygiene. In order to achieve this, you will have to keep your skin clean, washed and free of sweat at all times. Cleanse tone and moisturize your skin daily and exfoliate your skin once a week. This skincare regimen will keep dirt, debris and oil from building up on the pores and this will reduce the number of acne breakouts. Natural treatments for adult acne also include applying fresh lemon juice on the affected area and leaving the juice on overnight. Wash this off with warm water in the morning. Aloe vera juice can also be applied on the acne. This juice will also help in healing the acne scars. Another home remedy for adult acne would be to apply the yolk of an egg onto the affected area, twice a day. This helps to get rid of the acne and helps it to disappear quickly.

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What causes acne in adults?

Acne will be seen on your skin in the form of pimples, cysts, blackheads and so on. Acne is not a skin problem that affects only teenagers. Adult acne is a very common problem in most people. What then are the causes of acne in adults? The causes of acne in adults would depend on many reasons. One of the most common causes of acne in adult is hormonal imbalances. There are particular hormones present in the body mainly testosterone and androgens that fuel the sebaceous glands. This leads to an increased oil production by these glands. The skin then becomes oily as a result of this hormonal imbalance and the pores also get clogged, leading to an outbreak of acne. Excessive make up also tends to clog the skins pores and this is another cause of adult acne. Make up prevents the skin from breathing and blocks the pores. One of the main causes of acne affecting adults is a bad diet. Eating oily foods like burgers or fries and so on can also lead to acne. Physical, emotional or psychological stress can also lead to acne. Stress weakens the immune system and makes it easy for bacteria to attack it. Treating adult acne is possible – either through medication or through home remedies.

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Is there any particular diet or food that can help in treating acne?

Yes, there is a diet to prevent acne and certain foods to avoid acne outbreaks. Following a diet to prevent acne is one of the well known home remedies in treating acne. Here are some of the foods that help to prevent acne. Ensure that you incorporate them into your diet. Concentrate on eating fiber rich foods like fruits and vegetables, cereals and whole grains. These fiber rich foods will help to clean out your digestive tract. In order to have problem free skin, you need to have a diet that is rich in nutrients and one that helps remove metabolic wastes as well. Eating the right foods may keep acne at bay.

Ensure that you eat the right vitamins as well. Vitamin A plays an important role in determining the condition of your skin. Fish oils, apricots and green leafy vegetables are all sources of this vitamin.

Avoid fat laden junk foods like cheeseburgers or fries. These are oily foods and could lead to acne. It is also important to avoid spicy foods as these are not good for acne as well. Other foods to avoid acne outbreaks include dairy products, and even sugar, tea and coffee.

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How can I clear my skin?

How can I clear my skin of acne? Read on if you suffer from acne and wish to know the answer to this question. It is possible to clear acne naturally by following the steps given below. One of the most important tips to get rid of acne includes changing your diet. Ensure that your diet contains plenty of fruits and vitamins, green vegetables as well. These have less oil and are thus easy on the digestive system. If you want to clear acne naturally, you will also have to limit or avoid the intake of spicy, oily and fried foods. There are also some home remedies that you can try to clear acne naturally. Baking soda is an excellent scrub for the face. Make a paste of baking soda and water. Gently massage this paste onto your face for about 10-15 seconds. Rinse off and pat your face dry. The white of an egg can be used to absorb the excess oil from your skin. Egg whites are also rich in protein and can therefore heal and rebuild your skin. Simply apply the egg whites as a mask on your skin. Whip the egg whites before applying, leave on for 15 minutes and then wash off. You could seek medical treatment in the event that the acne does not seem to disappear.

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Adult acne is common in the 50s. Stress, dietary regimen, hormonal imbalance, skin intolernce (skin hypoglycemia) contributes to adult acne. Improper digestion because of minimal hydrochloric acid is also a vital cause of acne. Take the guidance of a dermatologist, before using topical creams.

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