rich emollient used in the management of eczema, psoriasis and other dry skin conditions.


A new study by dermatologists has revealed that 1 in 5 women over the age of 25 are developing acne even if they didn’t suffer as a teenager.

Many believe that it is due to the increasing stress that women are under. 66% of mothers work and struggling to do both successfully is possibly causing the outbreaks.

Adult acne is different to teenage acne although as yet experts are not sure why. This has however led to a market in products specifically formulated for adult acne sufferers. Lloyds pharmacy has reported that the number of products for adult acne has increased by 10% in the last year.

Adult acne is more likely to affect women than men and rather than affecting the t-zone the acne will often be cystic and so harder to treat. 85% of women also report that their skin worsens around the time of their period. Dermatologist Dr Baron said she has seen a significant rise in the number of older women suffering from acne in the last 20 years.

Has acne affected you as an adult? Did you suffer as a teenager too? Do you blame yours on stress?

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3 Responses to Adult acne on the rise

  1. You can develop several types of acne ranging in severity. Non-inflammatory acne can appear as whiteheads or blackheads. Known as comedones, this type of acne rises to the surface, allowing the release of infection through the skin. Picking or popping comedones can cause the infection to push through the hair follicle and spread beneath the skin’s surface. This may result in more severe, or inflamed lesions.

  2. Marlys Pomares

    There are a lot many reasons attached with body acne. They are hormonal imbalance, excessive perspiration, hyper activity of the oil glands in the skin, allergy to certain synthetic fibers and prolonged wearing of tight clothes.

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