Your Ultimate Guide to Fighting Adult Acne
Find out the causes, treatments and products -- then get your prone to oily skin back on track
Q: What makes adult acne different?A: The pimples in your prom picture are likely not the same ones staring back at you in the mirror today. King says that adults a more likely to get "deep, cystic, painful acne … and more likely to have lesions, more inflammation, more redness, and [acne that] is harder to get rid of."
Also, teens tend to get acne on their foreheads and noses, due to increased oil production. Adults tend to get acne more on the lower half of their faces, like their chins. King says that Chinese face mapping correlates this part of the face with the adrenal glands. (Remember, the ones that respond to stress? Makes sense, right?)
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