Like braces and heartbreak, acne is something most of us endured as teens. Eventually, you outgrow those epic awkward years, but in a cruel twist of fate, acne can rear its red, inflamed head well into adulthood -- especially in winter. Cold winter weather means there is less moisture in the air, which leads to drier skin. To compensate for lost moisture, the skin overproduces sebum, which combines with dead skin cells to block hair follicles. Then, boom: You break out.
Treating adult acne takes finesse -- you can't just go back to using Stridex pads and Noxema. We hit up a few dermatologists to find out everything you need to know about adult acne -- from why it's stalking you well beyond puberty to the best ways to prevent and treat breakouts.
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