Q. What causes adult acne?
A. Although it is not as common in adults as in teens, acne is far from rare in people of all ages. Like teenagers, adults can get acne for many reasons. Here are some of the most common causes for adult acne.
Stress: Both situational and chronic stress can wreak havoc on your entire system. If you are under stress, sebaceous glands in your skin can respond to the stress hormones by releasing additional oil. This can cause you to break out, or worsen existing acne.
Hormones: Hormones are to blame for many cases of acne in adults as well as teens. The monthly menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and menopause are common acne-inducers for women. Hormonal imbalances can also cause acne to develop in both women and men.
Cosmetics: Ironically, both makeup and skin care products can cause acne by clogging pores, trapping skin oils, or even inducing the production of additional skin oils. Look for products that are labeled both non-acnegenic (will not cause breakouts) and non-comedogenic (will not clog pores).
Medications: Acne is a side effect of certain medications, including lithium, corticosteroids, and some anti-seizure drugs.
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