What is adult acne?
Adult acne can be brutal. Even if you felt like yours was the “worst” or you were “the only one” when you were a teenager, most adolescents deal with at least occasional breakouts. Speaking for myself, I certainly felt singled out and more pimply than the rest, but the truth is that acne is a near-universal struggle for pubescent teens.
Once you arrive to adulthood, you expect the acne to go away. Or, if you weren’t literally expecting it, you were at least hopeful. Even if forever-greasy skin was in your genetic dealing, or you have the sneaky suspicion that acne scars might follow you forever, you focus your energies on at least getting past the pimple phase.
But then, adulthood comes and the zits stay. And whether or not you saw it coming, it can be socially mortifying. You thought you felt singled out as a teen with especially bad breakouts, eh? Think again! Living as an adult with unshakable, perpetual acne is no less than a curse.