The Worst Myths about Adult Acne

Article by Ilisa Cohen for The Healthy


Slide 1 of 11: If only being an adult meant clear skin forever.  Unfortunately, some people continue to get acne into their 30s, 40s and 50s and some people even get acne for the first time as an adult, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Adult acne is very different from adolescent acne, says Rebecca Kazin, MD, of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery and the Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology. Even if you've had years of clear skin, different triggers—like stress, diet, and hormonal changes as you age—can cause skin problems. Acne can be more frustrating for adults, as many people think they're too old for breakouts. Here's the scoop on some common myths about adult acne.

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