Managing Adult Acne for Men

Men struggling with adult acne can benefit from many of the same precautions and treatment options that women can. Like women, their breakouts are triggered by hormone fluctuations, clogged pores, and bacteria. One of the best measures you can take is to gently wash your face with a clean cloth every day, ideally making use of an acne wash appropriate for your skin.

One particular concern that is more specific to men has to do with shaving your face. Shaving improperly can irritate your skin, encouraging breakouts. If you’re not using a clean razor every day, you risk introducing bacteria to your pores that will turn into pimples. To avoid this, there are antibiotic foams that can be mixed in with your shaving cream. Your doctor can prescribe these for you. Alternatively, consider disinfecting your razor after each use with a bit of alcohol or an antibacterial mouthwash. If you have a problem with shaving bumps, you might benefit from an electric razor.

Men can also benefit from mild Botox treatments. Consider an appointment with our Tacoma Botox clinic.