20 Myths About Adult Acne and How to Fight It

If you’re ever had a pimple, you know how frustrating it can be. Sometimes, you try everything to make it go away, but it just gets worse. If you want to get rid of pimples and treat acne effectively, you need to be able to understand how pimples form, what causes them and what the myths and facts are surrounding them.

Here are 20 popular myths about adult acne and what you can do to get clear skin again:

1. Only teenagers get acne

Judging by the title of this article, it’s clearly a myth that only teenagers can get acne. In fact, adult acne occurs in half of women aged 20 to 29 and about a quarter of women aged 40 to 49.

Women are more likely than men to suffer from adult acne. That’s because of the hormone fluctuations that occur later in a woman’s life (a rise in estrogen during peri-menopause causes an increase in oil production, leading to acne).

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