Whatever our age we hate spots on the face. Everyone feels self conscious when one erupts never mind a plethora of them. Generally we are a victim of our hormones where pustules and papules are concerned but lifestyle issues do aggravate outbreaks. The teenage years are when almost everyone has issue with spots but it can happen later in life and now there is a category called career acne. This is when life at work is competitive and individuals are working hard to achieve. Acne can appear anywhere on the body.
At this time of year students in the exam season find their acne flares up. The wonderful thing about the skin is it does recover and time and time again I have seen faces tormented with sore inflamed areas restored to a clear, smooth complexion. Rule one do not pick. Picking results in scars.
Be kind to your skin. Very often acne sufferers strip the skin of its natural oils and protection by using strong alcohol laden products which in reality just encourage the glands to produce increased levels of sebum and provide the perfect environment for further bacterial growth. When cleansing your skin massage gently. You will not be over stimulating it. Healing nutrients are carried in the blood so increasing the circulation is good and there are fewer blood vessels in the centre of the face so encouragement is needed. Tissue will also be less congested as the lymphatic drainage is activated.
Spots often erupt overnight when the circulatory system is passive so allow time in the morning to clean and wake your skin up. This is a good time to put on a mask, perhaps when in the shower. Appropriate daily home care is essential. Salon/clinic treatment gives help and healing.