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The Causes of Adult Acne, Why It’s on the Rise, and How to Get Rid of It

You’d be forgiven for thinking that acne is something only hormonal teenagers have to deal with. However, an increasing number of adults are also struggling with this condition as they battle with constant breakouts and oily skin.

In fact, recent studies suggest that 40 to 55 percent of adults from the ages of 20 to 40 are suffering from oily skin and mild, persistent acne. The Journal of American Academy of Dermatology also adds that 54 percent of women age 25 and over have some form of facial acne. The study also demonstrated that, in 12% of women, acne is likely to continue into middle age.

So, what causes adult acne and why is it on the rise?

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Is Teenage Acne Bothering You? Here’s What You Can Do

Ah, the teenage years. Some people think that teens have it easy with their carefree lifestyle.

But what many people don’t know (or may have forgotten) is that the teenage years are not always a walk in the park for everyone. Aside from juggling school work and socialization, teens have to deal with emotional ups and downs of life – from fitting in and dealing with bullies (remember Regina George?) to battling with acne.

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The 5 types of acne that are most common

If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve had to deal with some sort of acne at some point in your life. If you’re lucky, it may have just been a phase when you were a teenager. But if you’re anything like me, it’s something you’ve had to fight against on and off, long after you’ve left your teenage years behind.

Age aside, acne is something 50 millions of Americans deal with every year. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the single most common skin disorders in the United States.

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