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Thursday, 14 September 2017

Acne in mature skin

I am in my late 40's. And I still get acne. Why?

Contrary to popular belief, acne isn't just a problem of the teenagers. Young babies can get acne (known as infantile acne, often temporary). Most people do not get severe acne after menopause but yes, you may still get acne at a mature age.

The reason you get acne is probably not much of a difference to that of the teenagers. But there may be other things that you would want to consider if you have never had acne and suddenly suffering from severe breakout at this point of time.

  1. Did you recently change your skin care products? Some people changed their skin care products to those "designed for mature skin" which are usually more greasy and may block the pores.
  2.  Did you recently change your skin care routine? Did you just started on a face scrubs? Or tried a new facial treatment?
  3. Did you recently go travelling?
  4. A recent change of job?
  5. Could it be something else rather than a true acne? Some skin diseases may mimick acne, and these include acne rosacea, sebaceous hyperplasia, milia and bacteria folliculitis.

Consult a dermatologist if you are not sure.
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