What Causes Adult Acne?
Adult acne is caused by sebum, an oily substance produced by the skin’s sebaceous glands. Sebum clogs pores, which attract bacteria and become inflamed. For some adults, breakouts are a result of hypersensitivity or overproduction of androgens (male hormones). But an imbalance in both male and female hormones (estrogen) can also cause breakouts. For women, this can happen during pregnancy, premenopause, and menopause. Some medications, such as corticosteroids, and cosmetics can also contribute to the development of acne.
How Is Adult Acne Treated?
Treating adult acne is tricky. Most acne medications are geared to teens’ oily skin, a bad choice for drier adult skin. Effective treatment often requires a trial-and-error approach that takes time.
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