Zap that zit: Three steps to help combat adult acne

AcneZits and pimples are the scourge of many a teenage life, but when they persist into early adulthood it can become mortifying. Suffering from acne well into your 20s is not rare. Around one out of every nine people between the ages of 25 and 44 has consulted a doctor for help with the condition. According to the American Academy of Dermatology it is one of the most common skin diseases in the US.Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr Vish Banthia has been dishing out some advice to Beauty World News:CleanWash your face twice a day (no more) with warm water and a mild soap made for people with acne. Always remove your makeup before you go to sleep. Be sure to throw away any old makeup that smells or looks different to when you first bought it.Donít touchNever pop them, this can push infected material further into the skin. Touching your face can also spread the bacteria that cause pores to become inflamed and irritated as well. Before applying anything to your face, such as make-up, make sure your hands are clean.EraseIf the scars of acne linger long after the condition has departed, there are ways to erase the signs. Ablative and fractional laser resurfacing treatments can produce remarkable results with skin appearance and minimise scar depressions. The process also regenerates collagen Ė the protein that gives skin its appearance of smoothness and youth.