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The Hormones That Cause Acne Decrease with Age The Statistics: How Likely Is Acne Beyond Adolescence? Conclusion The Hormones That Cause Acne Decrease with Age Growing out of acne depends largely on hormones. The main hormones that lead to acne are called androgens. These are produced at higher levels during puberty, which leads to increased production of skin oil, clogged pores, and eventually pimples. When people reach adulthood, androgen levels typically stabilize, and acne becomes less...
For most adolescents, acne begins to subside by the time they become young adults.1But a surprising amount of adults continue to experience acne, or even begin experiencing it for the first time after the age of 25. This is known as adult acne.2 Based on the evidence we have, we estimate that 31.9% of women and 20.5% of men between the ages of 20 and 70 years have acne. Most acne research is devoted to...