Acne In Adult Women – Acne Medicine

Acne In Adult Women

Acne is the most common skin disease that affects males and females of various ages and occurs in every race. In adults though, more women than men are afflicted with acne. Adult women may suffer from acne especially if they were prone to it during their teenage years. In addition pregnancy and coming on or off birth control pills can have a very strong effect on acne breakouts. Acne in adult women can be a result of fluctuating hormones that occur naturally as we mature. Also, some experts have noticed that adult women acne is on the rise and this may be partly because of the stressful lives we lead nowadays. Some women get acne for the first time as adults. Adult women usually get acne on their chins and around their mouths. Although acne is usually not a serious health threat, it can be a source of significant emotional distress.

Acne is caused by overactive oil glands that get clogged. Acne is the term for plugged pores (blackheads and whiteheads), pimples, and even deeper lumps (cysts or nodules) that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and even the upper arms. Most commonly, acne refers to clogged pores that turn into blackheads and whiteheads. Blackheads result when a pore is partially blocked, allowing some of the trapped sebum (oil), bacteria, and dead skin cells to slowly drain to the surface. Blackheads often take more time to clear up than whiteheads. The black color is not caused by dirt so frequent face washing will not get rid of them. Whiteheads result when a pore is completely blocked, trapping sebum (oil), bacteria, and dead skin cells, causing a white appearance on the surface. Whiteheads are normally disappear quicker than blackheads.


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