Adult Acne


The Frustrating Complexity of Adult Acne

April 16, 2015

Online Feature: “One of the biggest lies told to get us through our turbulent teen years is that pimples are a bane of adolescence that vanish once you grow up. Depending on what study you read, nearly half of women and at least a third of men get clinical acne well into adulthood. A 2012 study published in the Journal of Women’s Health recruited nearly 3,000 women ages 10 to 70 and found that 27 percent of adults had clinical acne, while an additional 29 percent had mild acne. A teenage thing it is not.”

Portrait of Hollywood actress Constance Talmadge
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