With so many acne treatments for men available, both over the counter and prescribed, it is hard to know the best solutions. Huge marketing campaigns and celebrity endorsements can further confuse the matter.
All you know is that you want clear skin. You want confidence.
You want to walk out of the gym and feel good not just about your body and health, but your skin too. After all, the first thing people see is your face.
And it might not just be your face that you are concerned about. You want clear skin, instead of embarrassing acne on your back, shoulders and chest too.
You are not alone. Studies have shown up to 43% of men age thirty and younger struggle with inflamed acne.
And you want something simple and effective. You don’t just want an acne treatment, you want an acne solution.
The first step is knowing what is causing the acne. The second is having the knowledge to treat it.
What is causing my male acne?
There are several factors that are specific to male acne:
- An overproduction of skin cells that are clogging your pores
- An overproduction of oil
- Bacterial growth due to these other two factors
- Lifestyle (exercise/sweat, medications, etc.)
- Stress (high levels of stress such as required in high performance careers or lifestyle)
- Diet (diets with excess cow’s milk, whey proteins, fast food and sugar)
*Although there may be ties to heredity, more and more we are seeing a connection to environmental causes such as lifestyle, stress and diet.
How do I treat my male acne?
No case of male acne is identical. Treatment options will require looking at the 7 factors above, as well as severity of inflammation. The skin can be extremely sensitive and harsh products or treatments can make it worse.
At Natural Acne Clinic, we use a variety of acne treatments for men. Ranging from a Non-Pore Clogging Home Care line called Face Reality, Herbal Supplements, Dietary Cleanses and Vitamins to Light Therapy and Chemical Peels. With the right combination of products and guidance, you can have an acne solution that works for you.