Why Do I Still Have Acne?

If you are an adult, you may wonder why you still are dealing with acne breakouts. While teen acne is more common, many people still have acne in their twenties and beyond. Some people are more prone to acne breakouts due to a few different factors. Knowing what contributes to adult acne can help you find the treatment you need for clear skin.

Causes of Acne

There is not one specific reason for acne breakouts. Clogged pores are the most common cause for pimples, but even those with meticulous skin care can still get acne. Besides clogged pores, some other contributing factors that can cause acne include:

  • Family history of acne – hereditary
  • Oil gland production
  • Hormonal changes
  • Medications
  • Excess bacteria on the skin

Due to these different factors, some people may take excellent care of their skin yet still have acne. Other adults may ignore their skin and rarely have acne. It is not known what causes all acne, only that these and other factors contribute to breakouts.

Treating Adult Acne

If you still have acne breakouts as an adult, you may need professional acne treatment and medications to clear your skin. A dermatologist can diagnose your acne and prescribe a treatment option. Acne therapy options include topical creams, cleansers, oral medications and other options. Some adults respond well to light or laser therapy for acne, while others can find relief with a chemical peel. The right solution will depend on the contributing factors to your acne breakouts.

You don’t need to live with adult acne. Call your local dermatologist to find out more about adult acne treatment options to get the clear skin you desire.

Posted on behalf of:
Medical Dermatology Specialists
5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta GA 30328
(404) 939-9220

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