Are You An Adult But Still Treating Your Skin Like A Teen?

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If you struggled with acne during your teenage years, more than likely you used products formulated with drying, anti-bacterial ingredients to control breakouts. As you progress into your late teens and early 20’s, most people will outgrow their breakouts, but in their mind, they think it’s the acne products that made their breakouts go away.

This is a common scenario. We’ll have clients well into their 20’s, and 30’s that are still using the very same products they used during their teenage years, thinking that if they go off of them, their breakouts will come back.

I’m here to tell you that for most people, breakouts are a phase, not a lifelong struggle. Although there is a very small percentage of the population whose acne will continue well into their adult life, it’s usually not as severe as during their younger years.

It’s very important to treat your skin for what it is doing TODAY and not what it did in the past. The problem with using acne products in your adult years is that you’re drying out your skin and leaving it in an unhealthy state—and that’s compromising preventative skin aging.

My recommendation is to look through our nine skin types and pick out which concerns most sound like you. Once you use products that are suited for your confused skin, you’ll be sure to get the balance that your skin desperately needs to be healthy, clear and balanced…

Read:

Skin Care in Your 20’s

Skin Care in Your 30’s

Skin Care in Your 40’s

Skin Care in Your 50’s

Skin Care in Your 60’s

What age should you start using anti-aging products?

Which skin care products are best for you? See our nine skin types or take the Skin Type Quiz and get products recommended.

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Renée Rouleau

Celebrity Esthetician & Skincare Expert
As an esthetician trained in cosmetic chemistry, Renée Rouleau has spent 30 years researching skin, educating her audience, and building an award-winning line of products. Trusted by celebrities, editors, bloggers, and skincare obsessives around the globe, her vast real-world knowledge and constant research are why Marie Claire calls her “the most passionate skin practitioner we know.”