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Adult Acne

Adult Acne

Adult acne can really crease one's life. This is caused by sebum, an oily substance produced by the skin's sebaceous glands. The sebum clogs pores that attract bacteria and become inflamed. For many adults, the breakouts are a result of hypersensitivity or overproduction of androgens (male hormones). An imbalance in female and male hormones can also cause breakouts.

For many women, this can happen during pregnancy, menopause and perimenopause. Also, medications such as corticosteroids as well as cosmetics may also cause adult acne. If acne runs in one's family, the person is likely to have acne too.