Adult Acne and You
There are various reasons for why a condition may continue to persist after an individual exhausts every facial toner and skin treatment on the market. Although the precise reason for adult acne remains unknown, current research is finding that acne is prevalent when:
- bacteria builds up within the hair follicles
- an oil-releasing blockage develops from the sebaceous gland
- enlarged sebaceous oil glands yield the overproduction of oil
Adult acne is usually caused by hormones that have developed, or subsisted within the adult for years. Additional factors can include side effects from certain medications, cosmetic products with high oil contents, excessive sweating, stress, pregnancy, and menopause.
Blockages of bacteria and oil can build, leading to adult acne problems including pimples, inflammation, cysts, and scarring. Adult acne most often appears on the face; however, it can appear in additional places such as the arms, legs, buttocks, and torso.
Adult acne can be problematic simply because the condition has continued for so long. Since the face is such a central place to interact with people, it is important that one keeps their acne under control.