Adult acne affects approximately 50 percent of adult women and 25 percent of adult men, and in some cases is worse than teenage acne and can last much longer. Unlike teenage acne that usually clears up as the teen reaches their 20â€™s adult acne can last through the 20â€™s, 30â€™s, 40â€™s and in some cases into the 50â€™s.
The cause of adult acne is unknown just as it is for teenagers, and can be a combination of things such as stress, hormones, heredity, or other factors.
While acne for anyone can be bad one of the problems that can cause severe acne in adults can be caused by the thyroid and this should be discussed with the physician or dermatologist and thyroid testing should be done. Another possibility that can be a cause of adult acne that usually will differ from teenage acne is medication that might be taken for medical conditions.
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