Although acne is typically thought of as a condition of youth, an ever-growing number of women (less often men) get acne for the first time as adults. Acne is no longer just teenage affliction. There’s definitely been a rise in the number of adult women in their 20s and 30s with acne – even those who never had a pimple before!
Teenage and adult-onset acne have somewhat different characteristics. For one thing, the appearance is different: Adults have fewer blackheads and whiteheads; for another, adult acne tends to be more often located on the lower part of a woman’s face. Also, the appearance of female adult-onset acne is often closely linked to a woman’s menstrual cycle as well as increased sensitivity to hormone’s such as those brought about by pregnancy, starting or stopping birth control pills, and other hormonal abnormalities.
If you’re really unlucky, you have adult-onset acne and have also brought along some acne vulgaris from your teenage years. Read more on Adult Woman with Acne.
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