Just because you are no longer a teenager does not mean that all of a sudden you are magically free from the pains of acne. Because that couldn't be further from the truth. Teenagers are not the only ones who get acne. However, as an adult you need a totally different kind of arsenal to combat it. There are a lot of different kinds of products available but the important thing is to find the right ones and then take those and use them to create yourself a good and consistent skin care treatment program.
Cleaning your face as an adult is just as important as when you were a teenager. It is highly recommending that you try using a mild scrub for your face. This scrub should be some sort of mild exfoliant that contains some alpha-hyroxy acids that are good to help treat the kind of acne that adults tend to get. The important thing here is to get rid of the dirt, the bacteria and the dead cells on the skin. This needs to be done however without damaging you skin in the process. This is why you need a product that is mild and not abrasive.
One product that you should consider to help you get rid of blackheads would be pore strips. If you don't get rid of blackheads that form on your skin they will then begin to get infected and can then turn into white heads. So it's a good idea to purchase strips that are specifically for removing blackheads and this will get rid of the problem before it turns into a bigger one with white heads and clogged pores.
Make sure that you eat good. You need to have a good diet to help you maintain healthy skin. By having a good diet it will be easier to keep your skin hydrated and if your skin is well hydrated it has a better shot at renewing itself than it does when it's too dry. You can also consider adding creams and lotions that will add moisture to your skin that also contain sun block so that you protect your skin from the sun drying it out. Also, it's important to try and remember to clean your face good at least twice a day to keep it free of excess oil and dirt.
If your adult acne is out of control and you don't think that you can control it with home care you may need to consider going and getting some laser treatments for your skin that will remove the entire first layer of your dead skin, however, these are costly and cost anywhere from $500 to over $2000. Instead you might want to consider getting a professional facial from a professional to help treat your skin and also give you good advice on how to care for it at home without breaking the bank.
If nothing seems to work, it might be a good idea to get help from a dermatologist. You acne might be too severe to be able to be treated with over the counter products and perhaps your dermatologist will be able to help you. He may be able to prescribe for you medications to help get rid of the acne. You also may need antibiotics and this he will be able to determine from your visit.