Acne can still be a struggle in adulthood, here is why and how to treat it
The profile of adults with acne
- 1 > Blackheads and microcysts
- 2/3 > Papules (small red spots), which sometimes progress to pustules (yellow head) or nodules (deep cysts). Women often say they have the impression that the same pimples reappear in the same place: in reality, these are various stages in the progression of the same lesion.
What are the causes of adult acne?
What factors contribute to the development of acne?
- Unsuitable cosmetics, sun, diet, etc. can come into play. Smoking also promotes this phenomenon: over 41% of smokers have acne versus 9% of non-smokers. Lastly, the relationship between stress and acne as well as pollution and acne is currently being studied and may explain the surge in cases of adult acne.
- Genetics may also play a role. Indeed, when there is a family history, it is common to see this type of skin problem appear in adulthood.
- Lastly, some medicated treatments such as contraceptives, hormones and antidepressants can cause pimples and other blemishes to appear.
You may also wonder about acne-prone skin…
Can you have acne in adulthood if you never had in adolescence?
Many female patients have always had pimples since adolescence while for others, the problem developed later on in life. Other women had adolescent acne that disappeared but has recurred in adulthood. In parallel, the manifestations of acne change over time: different types of blemishes develop in adulthood, and adolescence and they are not necessarily found in the same areas of the body.
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