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Is there a age where acne ends PERMANENTLY?

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:49 PM

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:49 PM

I don't many people past 40 with "bad" active acne...but the more I pay attention the more I see middle-aged people with at least a few spots, especially women around the chin area.

I can't tell with the really old women because they wear so much freakin' makeup :)

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:52 AM

I am one of those older ones. I wear makeup but it is subtle, little foundation, little blush, but I do wear extra eye makeup as my lashes are so light. In my 50's and I still break out. Watch what I eat, peanuts, ham, sausage, seseme, sunflower (seeds or oil) and my neck breaks out to where I look like I have chickenpox! I also break out here and there on my face too. So, NO! it doesn't end permanently for me.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:05 AM

Iv had sever acne since i was 12 years old. 21 now. I had to go on accutane because i was still breaking out. I didn't believe it would be stopping anytime soon. Oh and my dad still gets 1 or 2 cysts a month and hes 52. But he also does a lot of things wrong. He always eats fried foods, sweats a lot, touches his face, drinks alchy a lot, etc. But yea it really depends i think. You shouldn't automatically assume your not going to get acne once you turn 20 or you may very well be let down.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:59 PM

It depends, ask your parents if they remember when their acne went away, it'll probably be similar to them.
18 years old, acne sufferer for 5 years, both of my parents had acne into their 20s, many of my family members had acne, but not nearly as bad as mine.
My acne.org regimen log

What I currently use:
Cleanser: Basis Sensitive Skin Bar
Treatment: Acne.org 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide
Sunscreen (only during the day): Neutrogena Clear Face SPF 30 Sunblock

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:56 PM

I guess it's different for everybody. There are users here who are in their thirties, forties and even fifties who are struggling with acne, but there are so many different causes that it's difficult to tell if you'll continue to have it as you get older.

I'm 22, had it since I was 12, and it's progressively gotten worse, so I figure I'm not going to grow out of it anytime soon. Grim.

Same here, I started when I was 12-13 and I'm stil struggling with acne. I am about to turn 20 and It's just depressing to have to deal with it and the scars it keeps leaving. Now I've found this product that helps with my acne. It's "St. Ives Apricot Scrub for Blemish Control". I really like it because it leaves my skin smooth and it won't irritate my face. I use it as it was soap every morning and night. Most of the time I leave it on my face for a couple of minutes then rinse it off then I procede with my other acne control gels and makeup :D

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:45 AM

i have had acne on and off since i was 19 and always thought i would grow out of it but i am 35 now and its the worst it has ever been. nobody in my family breaks out and my parents have never had acne in their life so its very frustrating to be the only one in your entire family to have bad skin. what sucks too is that i am the only one that got the bad vision as well as all the allergies too!!

Edited by tracy521, 22 January 2013 - 08:45 AM.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:31 AM

For males a think ocne your over 25 or 26 it should end or at least minimize dramatically.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:51 PM

I'm 30, and this has been the worst year for acne of my entire life.

Current Skin-Care Regimen (A work in progress):



Gentle wash with DKR cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil (The  lotion alone wasn't hydrating enough)

Skin 79 Korean BB Cream (excellent stuff)



Gentle Wash with DKR Cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

I outgrew my cystic/nodular acne, but I still get black heads and flesh-coloured lumps every now and again. I'm 21, here's hoping!

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:56 PM

A lot of things need to be factored into such a question .i.e hormones, genetics, lifestyle etc... Of course there is a cut off point but everybodies will be different, depending on the aforemnetioned. I started having acne  around 11 or 12 years old I'm now 27 years old with persistent acne. My brother who is older than me gets the odd pimple and my mom on the other hand, in her 40's stil gets breakouts. I guess my acne is genetic I'll have to keep on searching until I find something that can control my acne *sigh*

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:02 PM

What age did ur dad take accutane

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 05:42 AM

I am about to turn 30 in a few months and still have persistant acne since i was 14/15.  I agree with many that for some of us, it will be something we have to live with.  To make you feel better, i see less then men than women with acne.

It's a rocky road but like everything else in life, there is always a beginning and an end.  Here's to finding my end.


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Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:25 AM

I think I'm part of the lifetime crew. 


Started when I was around 14, I'm 31 now and it's pretty much as bad as it's ever been.


So bad today that I won't be leaving the house for a few days.


Exactly a week ago I met up with friends who complimented me on how clear my skin was, and it was, clearer and more even than it had been in about a decade. Suddenly over the past few days it just turned absolutely horrible, out of nowhere. Just when I thought I'd found something that would work. (always the way isn't it)


I had been meditating for 15 minutes every day for a few weeks and I stopped just over a week ago, so it's interesting that in that time I achieved my most even looking clear skin ever and then got really bad skin again shortly after stopping meditating.


So I'm going to start meditating again.


It's such a depressing thing, acne, my life has been so steered by the condition of my skin. 


I have 3 siblings, none of them ever had any acne at all, like not even 1 spot. My parents say they had it a bit, but they have no idea. Nobody does.

Edited by magic, 24 May 2013 - 06:26 AM.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:50 AM

I have had acne since i was 14 I just turned 18, and the last 6 months my acne has gradually decreased so I am sure that ill outgrow it within 2-3 years.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 06:27 AM

The issue is that acne starts in when our hormones wake up at ages 11-14 and can continue into our 50s and through menopause.  In between, it can change year to year, even month to month and certainly decade to decade. So the answer your question is, that there is no particular age for acne to come to an end.