Despite acne being predominantly associated with teenagers, acne in adults is far more common than most people would assume. It is estimated that well over 20% of adults suffer from acne either permanently or with occasional breakouts, and it can cause exactly the same anxiety and damage to the person’s self esteem as it can for a teen. Those who had acne during their teens are more likely to see it make an appearance 우머나이저 in their adult life too, and women are slightly more prone to suffering with adult acne than men.
Acne in adults, like with teenagers, occurs due to too much production of oil, or sebum, by the glands. This oil, along with dead skin cells, blocks the pores of the skin causing blackheads to form, whilst also providing a fertile environment for bacteria to develop and infect the skin. Whereas the reason for this increased production of sebum for a teenager lies in the natural hormonal changes the body is going through, for an adult things aren’t so clear.
It is thought that some people may be genetically pre-disposed to hormonal fluctuations, and this could explain why some adults will have occasional outbreaks of acne throughout their adult life. For women pregnancy, the menstrual cycle, birth control pills and the onset of the menopause can also all cause hormonal changes that can trigger a bout of acne.