Understanding Adult AcneCredit : Understanding Adult Acne

No one likes aging, but at least there are certain perks to look forward to. Some women celebrate the end of periods when they reach menopause. Men are relieved when that cracking, squeaky adolescent voice is replaced by a deeper, manly one.

Acne is another thing that is supposed to disappear with age, but that isn't the case for many. If you still have acne at 30, or you never had it before and are now experiencing breakouts at age 65, you're not alone. Though the chance of suffering an acne outbreak lowers with age, adult acne is not uncommon even beyond the 50s.

What Causes Adult Acne?

Women are more likely to reach for acne treatment later in life than men. A survey published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that acne can occur at any life stage.