ADULT ACNE IN MEN:
SKIN AND BEARD CARE

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Men suffer from acne too, plus having a beard can be a source of blemishes. Follow some simple steps to keep your skin clear and healthy:

• Wash your face every morning to remove dead skin cells
• If you have a beard, use adult acne treatments from the pharmacy, and remember to massage into the skin under your beard
• If you shave, opt for a quality razor followed by a thermal water spray to combat irritation
• Follow with a water-based lotion for oily skin

IS THERE A TREATMENT
FOR MALE ADULT ACNE?

What to do when you’re still getting spots later in life

Plenty of men experience skin conditions such as cystic acne, blemishes and redness into their thirties and forties. It can really get you down when you’re still suffering as an adult! But don’t despair, there are simple tips and tricks you can follow. Paired with the choice of the right cleanser, moisturiser and targeted treatments, you’ll be well on your way to improving your skin. And if you’re one of the many men who sport facial hair these days, make sure you scroll down for specific advice on beard care when you have acne.

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BEST CLEANSER
FOR ADULT ACNE IN MEN

Wash your face. Yes, it really is that simple. Men with adult acne or acne under their beard should always wash their face in the morning and evening. No skimping – time in the bathroom will be well spent! A build-up of dead skin cells can leave skin looking dull and susceptible to breakouts. A morning wash will ensure dead cells are removed as well as wake you up! An evening cleanse will remove dead cells and impurities such as pollution accumulated over the course of the day.

What are the best products to wash your face if you have adult acne?

La Roche-Posay offers a range of dermatologist-approved cleansers to suit different skin types.

Work up a lather with the EFFACLAR Cleansing Foaming Gel

EFFACLAR Cleansing Foaming Gel was developed specifically for acne-prone skin. Its cleansing agents have been selected for their high-efficacy action in eliminating impurities and excess sebum. This foaming gel contains soothing, anti-irritant LA ROCHE-POSAY THERMAL SPRING WATER to leave skin clean and refreshed

Cleansing tips from La Roche-Posay

Believe it or not, there’s a right way to cleanse! So, before you start splashing water around, check out our advice:

  • Wash your hands and nails before you cleanse
  • Use lukewarm water to help unclog pores
  • Place some cleanser in your hand along with a little water and apply to face
  • Work in circular strokes, massaging gently
  • Focus on the t-zone and neck
  • Rinse off with cool water to help tighten pores
  • Use a clean face towel and pat dry – avoid rubbing to prevent friction

If adult acne or acne under your beard is a concern, read on!

TOP MIRACLEPRODUCTSFOR MEN
WITH ADULT OR BEARD ACNE

If adult or beard acne is a concern, it is important to find a product that simultaneously hydrates skin, plus tackles blemishes and shine. Even if your skin is oily, proper hydration is essential to keep skin healthy, plus dehydrated skin will actually produce even more oil. The most expert dermocosmetic solutions such as EFFACLAR Duo(+)  combine top anti-acne active ingredients such as salicylic acid with oily skin-friendly water-based hydrating textures. For a mattifying moisturiser that regulates sebum production by the skin, try EFFACLAR Mat.

How to tackle acne
under your beard

Choose your razor carefully to avoid beard acne

No don’t just grab the pack with the most blades – choose a razor tailored to your skin. With most men using their razors at least a couple of times a week, it’s important to choose one that won’t cause inflammation and nasty nicks.
Take into account the sensitivity of your skin and beard coarseness. If you suffer from ingrown hairs or razor burn, try using a soothing spray after shaving to combat irritation and any redness. A spritz of LA ROCHE-POSAY THERMAL SPRING WATER should help to alleviate any discomfort that sensitive skin may have post-shave.

To treat beard acne, you can use the same expert pharmacy skincare products that you would for any other kind of acne. Cleanse your beard in-depth and follow up with a treatment cream massaged into the skin under your beard. But make sure your products are suitable for sensitive skin to avoid irritation and flaking.

WHAT MEDICATION IS AVAILABLE
TO TREAT ADULT ACNE?

Read our article on how dermatologists can banish acne in general, including adult acne and beard acne.

Want to know about the best acne medication for adults? Read our comprehensive guide to medical acne treatments.

TRUE
OR FALSE

SUGAR CAN MAKE
ACNE WORSE.

TRUE

Recent studies haveshown that high Glycemic Index foods - the ones that cause blood sugar to spike- can make acne worse.  We know it's easier said than done, but to keepyour skin happy, steer away from sweets, sugary drinks, and goodies made fromwhite flour and stick to high-fiber foods, like whole grains and pulses, instead.
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SQUEEZING A PIMPLE WON'T
DO YOU MUCH GOOD.

TRUE

Even if it seems like aquick fix, squeezing a pimple will actually make things worse for your acne-proneskin as it could actually damage the infected hair follicle and increaseinflammation. You could even introduce a new infection with your fingernails.So popping zits is a harmful habit and best avoided!
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CHOCOLATE IS BAD
FOR ANE-PRONE SKIN.

FALSE

There is no solid evidence that chocolate has any effect on acne, evenif everyone is different so acne could cause breakouts to some people. Darkchocolate is actually filled with skin-loving anti-oxidants!
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OILY FOODS
EQUALS OILY SKIN.

FALSE

Acommon acne myth is that grease on your plate translates to more oil in yourpores, but there is no direct link between the two. However, a diet rich insaturated fat can fuel micro-inflammation in all of the body's organs,including the skin.  In short, bacon andchips won't cause acne, but moderation is the best policy for overall health.
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Did you
know?

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The 3-step EFFACLAR routine - cleanse, correct, protect - shows proven effectiveness on patients with acne-prone skin living in polluted environments.*

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*Quantitative study, Beijing/Shanghai, 2014, Total sample: n=600 ²DIM Sell-in YTD Sept 2015 ³INS/Kantar Health La Roche-Posay Barometers 2013.

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EFFACLAR is a complete range of anti-imperfection solutions that targets all the stages of the imperfection life cycle with a high efficacy, while ensuring a perfect tolerance.

  • La Roche Posay Face Cleanser Effaclar Cleansing Foaming Gel 200ml 3337
    Cleansing, Purifying & Foaming, removing Impurities
    Reduces Sebum
    For Oily Acne-Prone Skin
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    Corrective unclogging care anti-imperfections skincare anti-marks anti-recurrence
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  • La Roche Posay Face Care Effaclar Mat Sebo Controlling Moisturizer 40m
    Sebo-controlling moisturiser anti-shine anti-enlarged poresface care
    EFFACLAR
    MAT
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  • La Roche Posay ProductPage Thermal Spring Water 300ml 3433422404403 Fr
    An essential daily skincare for sensitive skin, even the most fragile ones: newborns, children, adults, pregnant women.
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