Acne is an inflammatory skin condition that most often occurs during puberty. But acne does affect adults as well. In fact, acne is the eighth most common skin disease worldwide. And the number of people who get adult acne has gone up over the past two decades — especially in females. One study found that 85 percent of females and 15 percent of males have adult acne. Mild adult acne may consist of blackheads , whiteheads , or small pustules.
I’m a Decade Past Puberty, Why Do I Still Have Acne?
adult acne: how to treat it
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In an ideal world, nobody would suffer from acne , but as it is, both teenagers and adults have to live with it on a daily basis. So, what's the deal? We asked four dermatologists to weigh in on the causes and treatments of adult acne , what products can help prevent and treat it, and in-office treatments you can get from your local MD. So what causes adult acne?
The truth is, it is quite common to see acne persist into adulthood. Although acne is commonly thought of as a problem of adolescence, it can occur in people of all ages. Adult acne has many similarities to adolescent acne with regard to both causes and treatments. But there are some unique qualities to adult acne as well. Adult acne, or post-adolescent acne, is acne that occurs after age