Adult Acne Condition
How to cope with acne in
Adults, too, can suffer from acne condition. While having acne in adulthood is perhaps not as embarassing as in
developing teenage years and easier to cope with, it's nonetheless important to treat the condition to avoid any
potential acne scarring. Adult acne can be treated, as long as you take the right approach and understand your
Acne condition in adults
For many years the condition of acne has been associated with teens and is perceived to only affect people
during adolescence. Since it is very common among teens, it was assumed that the hormone levels teens have directly
caused acne, and that it would go away when one reached adulthood. There was no much mention of adult acne.
The first statement in that assumption is true. Acne can be influenced by hormone levels because hormones
promote oil production which clogs pores and can cause acne. This can, however, continue to happen even after a
person moves from adolescence into adulthood. While less adults than teens are afflicted with acne, the condition
is becoming more widely known in adults.
Causes of adult acne
There are many different causes of adult acne, and the cause and type must be determined before the right
treatment can be found. By treating the condition, you are helping to eliminate the negative aspects associated
By finding and treating adult acne and its symptoms, it will be more easily managed through proper acne control.
Positive skin care can lessen the need for harsh, aggressive, and sometimes even dangerous treatment.
Like in teen acne, there are many psychological and social affects of adult acne that, along with the physical
aspects, can aid in lowering self-esteem, and can cause people who suffer from this condition to often remove
themselves from social situations where they feel their condition makes them to appear conspicuous.
Adult acne becoming more common
Until recently, it was believed that adult acne was relatively uncommon. This was due to the lack of reported
cases of adult acne, along with the fewer number of doctors visits from adult sufferers. Many adults were
embarrassed they had a condition that was mostly associated with adolescence, afraid of what others might think if
As more infromation about adult acne became available, the more people spoke out about their experiences. This
helped them realize that they were not alone in their struggles. Many women, especially, suffer from acne for much
the same reason as teens, hormones produce oil which, then clogs pores and causes breakouts.
There are numerous treatments available for adult acne, some over-the-counter, and others, by prescription.
Another aspect of adult acne that makes it dificult to cope with is the scarring acne can leave. Aging skin is
thinner, and is not able to bounce back like that of an adolescent. While this isn't as much a concern for young
adults as it is older sufferers, prolonged adult acne could mean deeper scars that are, in turn, more visible.
This, too, can play a significant role in how one feels about his or her appearance.
No matter the cause and type, treatment is the first step to feeling better about your adult acne and how it
effects you. When you are treating it, you are acting, and though the results will not be visible for a time, this
will certainly help put you on the road to recovery.