Acne has bothered people since time immemorial, popping up at the most untimely moments: photoshoots, weddings, first dates… no matter how hard you try, it seems to show up when you least want it to. And unless you’re a superhuman who’s resistant to dermatological problems, you’ve probably experienced an acne breakout at least once in your lifetime.
Your cheeks are one of the most visible areas of your face, and unfortunately, this is where acne tends to pop up the most.
There are tons of medications and natural remedies readily available for you to choose from. But before you find out what’s the best treatment for you, it pays to know what exactly causes cheek acne and how to prevent it from ever popping up on your face again.
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.
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.