News | Published March 20, 2012 | Written by Camille Brown, licensed aesthetician

I am an adult and my skin continues to break out. What can I do?

Unfortunately, breakouts can occur at any age, but adult acne can be especially frustrating. You can manage adult acne problems by implementing a daily skin-care regimen that incorporates the following steps:

  • Wash your face twice a day with a cleanser that is specifically formulated for your skin type - oily, dry, normal or sensitive.
  • Each time you wash your face, follow up with a moisturizer to keep skin hydrated and balanced. As with your facial cleanser, make sure the product is right for your skin type.
  • Apply product containing SPF daily to protect your skin from exposure to harmful UV rays. You can even find a moisturizer with SPF.
  • Exfoliate twice a week with a product containing glycolic or lactic acids to remove dead skin cells. This will work to gently remove excess oil, debris and skin cells from your pores for a smoother, brighter complexion.

When a breakout occurs, apply a spot treatment containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to kill bacteria and help dry up the acne.

If you continue to have issues with your skin, visit or call 814.231.7878 to learn about the procedures the Mount Nittany Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery practice can perform to make your skin look its best.