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Environ Skin Accumax for Problem Skin

Skin problems are a reflection of an internal imbalance, so it makes sense to target the source from the inside.

Skin Accumax contains a special combination of vitamins A, C and E, which support skin health. It also contains DIM, an active nutrient complex found in broccoli. These ingredients have been carefully formulated in a specific ratio for maximum results.

It is taken orally, so it benefits the skin over your whole body, not just your face.

Regardless of whether youre only occasionally unhappy with your skin, or if you have ongoing concerns you can take Skin Accumax.
It's suitable for males and females, as long as you're over the age of 16.

Adult Acne: A Face of Life for Many Women

Adult acne can be particularly frustrating. Treatment that worked so well during adolescence often is ineffective.
Over-the-counter topical medications tend to irritate the skin and can make acne worse. Some women can try numerous treatments, unfortunately without success.

Skin is basically a reflection of what happens in your gut, nutrition is a very important factor: Sugar, alcohol, saturated fats all have an effect on your skin.

This lack of effectiveness can make one wonder if it really is acne. After all, do adults in midlife and older get acne?

Types of Adult Acne

The truth is that acne can persist well into ones 30s, 40s, and even 50s. Dermatologists call acne that does not clear by ones mid-20s persistent acne. Often causing deep-seated, tender, inflamed pimples and nodules, this type of acne is more common in women. Persistent acne tends to form on the lower face, predominately around the mouth, on the chin, and along the jawline.

Adults also develop late-onset acne. Again, women are more susceptible. People who have not had acne for years can suddenly see deep-seated, inflamed pimples and nodules. Even those who have never had acne get late-onset acne. For some women, acne becomes a problem during menopause. Adult-onset acne generally forms on the chin, jawline, and around the mouth. Lesions can appear on the chest and back.

Why Adults Get Acne

Regardless of age, acne develops when excess sebum (an oil that our bodies produce to naturally moisturize the skin), skin cells, and bacteria accumulate. Researchers have discovered that the following may trigger this in adults:
  • Fluctuating hormones. Acne is typically associated with the hormonal swings of puberty, but any time hormones fluctuate, acne can flare. Many women are familiar with the once-a-month breakout. Hormonal swings also occur during pregnancy and menopause, causing acne in some women.
  • Discontinuing birth control pills. Some women get acne when they stop taking birth control pills. The pills may have been keeping their acne at bay.
  • Taking certain medications. Birth control pills that contain estrogen and progestins often help control acne in women. When a birth control pill contains only progestins, it may make acne worse.

Acne is a possible side effect of other medications as well. These include anticonvulsants, corticosteroids, and sobriety drugs. Never stop taking a prescription medication because acne develops or worsens. Talk with the doctor who prescribed the medication. Ask if a different medication can be prescribed that will not cause acne to flare. If only one medication can be prescribed, talk with Dr Duncan about ways to control the acne. Do not stop taking the medication.

  • Family history of acne. In one study, researchers found that 50% of the adults with acne had a first-degree relative (parent, sibling, or child) who had acne. This suggests that some people may have a genetic predisposition to acne. 
  • Lifestyle. Studies indicate that stress may trigger acne in women. Researchers have found a relationship between increased stress levels and higher levels of acne in women with fast-paced careers. In response to stress, the body produces more androgens (a type of hormone). These hormones stimulate the oil glands and hair follicles in the skin. When over-stimulated such as during times of stress, acne can flare.
  • Products used on hair and skin. Some products such as oily sunscreens and hair greases promote a type of acne called acne cosmetica. When buying products to be used on the skin or hair, look for ones labelled non-comedogenic or non-acnegenic. This means that they are less likely to cause acne.

Acne Can Be A Warning Sign

Acne also may be warning a woman of an underlying medical condition. When a womans acne is accompanied by excessive facial hair, thinning hair or bald patches on the scalp, and irregular periods, it may be a sign of polycystic ovaries (a condition that causes cysts to develop in the ovaries) or adrenal hyperplasia (a group of adrenal gland disorders). It also is possible that the woman has a hormone-secreting tumor located in her adrenal gland or an ovary. It is vital that women experiencing these signs and symptoms see a doctor. Testing can find the cause and allow the doctor to determine the best treatment. The acne will not clear until the medical condition is treated.