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Is acne really a disease?: a theory of acne as an evolutionarily significant, high-order psychoneuroimmune interaction timed to cortical development with a crucial role in mate choice.

Adolescent acne is considered from the perspective of evolutionary psychology with an emphasis on a role in mate choice. The fact that acne, which is almost universal and not a true infection, is (1) initiated at puberty by the action of pubertal hormones on likely distinct, pro-acne follices, and (2) typically resolves in one's early twenties when prefrontal cortex development is complete, suggests that the condition's timeframe is meaningful. Acne's conspicuous localization on the face, and its ability to elicit reflexive disgust and avoidance in observers, suggests a possible role in sexual selection. The pathophysiology of acne is reviewed, and the suggestion made that, far from being a disease, adolescent acne is a normal physiological process - a high-order psychoneuroimmune interaction - that functions to ward off potential mates until the afflicted individual is some years past the age of reproductive maturity, and thus emotionally, intellectually, and physically fit to be a parent.

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hmm but the thing is lots of people get acne for the first time in adulthood, also i am 21 right now not a teenager anymore and my acne is still here!

and there are plently of teenagers especially girls who have clear skin.

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I got acne at 19/20 also. Never got a pimple in my teens. Now I'm 22, and the acne has greatly slowed down. I don't have active lesions. Since my onset of acne, I have grown 2 inches, my shoulders have greatly widened, my facial structure is a bit different (more defined jawline, higher nose). So who knows?

hmm but the thing is lots of people get acne for the first time in adulthood, also i am 21 right now not a teenager anymore and my acne is still here!

and there are plently of teenagers especially girls who have clear skin.

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:eh:

Really? They pretty much called everyone on here un-physically and psychologically mature adolescents who disgust members of the opposite sex.

>_<

Which is funny, because there are plenty of teen parents in my city who are definitely not psychologically mature who have perfect skin.

Wow, what BS. Whoever wrote that obviously never had acne.

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Apparently, the "disgust that acne elicits" did not scare off the teen parents' mates. lol

:eh:

Really? They pretty much called everyone on here un-physically and psychologically mature adolescents who disgust members of the opposite sex.

>_<

Which is funny, because there are plenty of teen parents in my city who are definitely not psychologically mature who have perfect skin.

Wow, what BS. Whoever wrote that obviously never had acne.

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