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3 Skin Challenges That Can Affect People In Their 20s

For many people their twenties are a decade of great change. It's a time when many choose their careers, get married, and even start families. It's also a decade that is often plagued by stress and changes to the skin. Dealing with these changes stumps a lot of people in their twenties. The same products and routines that may have worked as a teenager often become ineffective as more years go by. Here are 3 skin issues that often affect people in their twenties and what can be done to alleviate these conditions.


Acne is something that is often associated with puberty and teenagers. However, acne can persist--or even appear for the first time--well into adulthood. Acne during adulthood is usually caused by stress, hormone fluctuations, or certain medications. There are a variety of ways to treat adult acne and these treatments are often different than the ones used for cases of teenage acne. Taking steps to relieve stress can clear up skin. Hormones can be checked using certain medications, such as birth control. A dermatologist, such as East Carolina Dermatology and Skin Surgery, PLLC, can also prescribe retinoids, antibiotics, and other medications that can clear up skin. 


Many wrongly believe that no wrinkles develop while they are in their twenties. However, the later part of the decade is where fine lines begin to show up for many people. Keeping fine lines from deepening prematurely is something that many twenty somethings deal with. There are many ways to do this. First regular exercise and a healthy diet can do wonders for the skin. Not only does a healthy lifestyle keep skin from developing wrinkles prematurely, it also can help keep acne at bay. Wearing sunscreen and avoiding too much sun exposure can also keep those fine lines from showing up earlier than they should. Products from the dermatologist, such as the acne fighting retinoids, are also great for keeping wrinkles at bay.


One issue that begins to plague many during their twenties is discoloration. Acne scars and sun damage can lead to a noticeable change in skin tone. The best way to deal with this is to use sunscreen everyday in order to prevent more damage and to treat acne before scarring develops. Acne scars and other skin discoloration can be treated with lasers at a dermatologist's office. They also offer a variety of topical cremes and treatments that can help with skin discoloration as well.

Keeping skin looking great can be a challenge no matter what age someone is. Many people begin to notice acne, skin discoloration, and wrinkles while in their twenties. Luckily a healthy lifestyle, sunscreen, and visits to a dermatologist can help with these problems.