ADULT ACNE IN MEN:
SKIN AND BEARD CARE
Men suffer from acne too, plus having a beard can be a source of blemishes. Follow some simple steps to keep your skin clear and healthy:
• Wash your face every morning to remove dead skin cells
• If you have a beard, use adult acne treatments from the pharmacy, and remember to massage into the skin under your beard
• If you shave, opt for a quality razor followed by a thermal water spray to combat irritation
• Follow with a water-based lotion for oily skin
IS THERE A TREATMENT
FOR MALE ADULT ACNE?
What to do when you’re still getting spots later in life
Plenty of men experience skin conditions such as cystic acne, blemishes and redness into their thirties and forties. It can really get you down when you’re still suffering as an adult! But don’t despair, there are simple tips and tricks you can follow. Paired with the choice of the right cleanser, moisturiser and targeted treatments, you’ll be well on your way to improving your skin. And if you’re one of the many men who sport facial hair these days, make sure you scroll down for specific advice on beard care when you have acne.sample
FOR ADULT ACNE IN MEN
Wash your face. Yes, it really is that simple. Men with adult acne or acne under their beard should always wash their face in the morning and evening. No skimping – time in the bathroom will be well spent! A build-up of dead skin cells can leave skin looking dull and susceptible to breakouts. A morning wash will ensure dead cells are removed as well as wake you up! An evening cleanse will remove dead cells and impurities such as pollution accumulated over the course of the day.
What are the best products to wash your face if you have adult acne?
La Roche-Posay offers a range of dermatologist-approved cleansers to suit different skin types.
Work up a lather with the EFFACLAR Cleansing Foaming Gel
EFFACLAR Cleansing Foaming Gel was developed specifically for acne-prone skin. Its cleansing agents have been selected for their high-efficacy action in eliminating impurities and excess sebum. This foaming gel contains soothing, anti-irritant LA ROCHE-POSAY THERMAL SPRING WATER to leave skin clean and refreshed
Cleansing tips from La Roche-Posay
Believe it or not, there’s a right way to cleanse! So, before you start splashing water around, check out our advice:
- Wash your hands and nails before you cleanse
- Use lukewarm water to help unclog pores
- Place some cleanser in your hand along with a little water and apply to face
- Work in circular strokes, massaging gently
- Focus on the t-zone and neck
- Rinse off with cool water to help tighten pores
- Use a clean face towel and pat dry – avoid rubbing to prevent friction
TOP MIRACLEPRODUCTSFOR MEN
WITH ADULT OR BEARD ACNE
If adult or beard acne is a concern, it is important to find a product that simultaneously hydrates skin, plus tackles blemishes and shine. Even if your skin is oily, proper hydration is essential to keep skin healthy, plus dehydrated skin will actually produce even more oil. The most expert dermocosmetic solutions such as EFFACLAR Duo(+) combine top anti-acne active ingredients such as salicylic acid with oily skin-friendly water-based hydrating textures. For a mattifying moisturiser that regulates sebum production by the skin, try
How to tackle acne
under your beard
Choose your razor carefully to avoid beard acne
No don’t just grab the pack with the most blades – choose a razor tailored to your skin. With most men using their razors at least a couple of times a week, it’s important to choose one that won’t cause inflammation and nasty nicks.
Take into account the sensitivity of your skin and beard coarseness. If you suffer from ingrown hairs or razor burn, try using a soothing spray after shaving to combat irritation and any redness. A spritz of LA ROCHE-POSAY THERMAL SPRING WATER should help to alleviate any discomfort that sensitive skin may have post-shave.
To treat beard acne, you can use the same expert pharmacy skincare products that you would for any other kind of acne. Cleanse your beard in-depth and follow up with a treatment cream massaged into the skin under your beard. But make sure your products are suitable for sensitive skin to avoid irritation and flaking.
WHAT MEDICATION IS AVAILABLE
TO TREAT ADULT ACNE?
Read our article on how dermatologists can banish acne in general, including adult acne and beard acne.
Want to know about the best acne medication for adults? Read our comprehensive guide to medical acne treatments.