Usually, teenagers are tied with acne, but a surprising number of people suffer from acne after teenage. That’s why there is a term called adult acne. Let’s get to know about it in detail.
Adult acne is also called post-adolescent acne. This is usually termed for acne that one develops after 25 years. Moreover, experts say that teenage acne affects the upper half of the face, while contrary to that, adult acne affects the lower half of your face. But the prominent reason for this type of acne is the same as excess oil and clogged skin pores. However, several contributing factors can result in adult acne:
- Hormonal fluctuations such as pregnancy, PCOS, etc.
- Hairstyling products
- Wrong skincare or too many skincare products
- Poor diet with inflammatory food items
- Certain medications such as steroids
- Rapid changes in weight, either gain or loss
- Facial hair removal methods such as face razors
It is suggested to work on your personal cause to prevent acne exacerbation. Some people notice that their adult acne, like teenage acne, goes away on its own after a few years. However, if the underlying cause is strong such as a medication or health condition like PCOS, you might need to address that cause to eliminate your acne.
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About the Author: Dr. Iqra Mubashar is a registered Pharmacist originally from Lahore, Pakistan. She has earned her pharmacy degree from the University of veterinary and animal sciences, Lahore. She has completed her internship as a trainee from Children hospital, Lahore. She has completed her research work in clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics. She has worked as a healthcare documentation head in Al-Qasim enterprises, Islamabad. She has specialized in prescription handling, drugs information, literature research, patient counseling and pharmaceutical care planning. Her research work on coronavirus is under publication.