How to Beat Adult Acne -- For Good! [SLIDESHOW]

Posted 06/08/12 at 05:46AM by Charli Schuler

Wouldn't it be awesome if acne was like the chicken pox and once you had it, it would never rear its ugly red face again? Instead, acne is more like a weed -- you get it, think you've gotten rid of it, and then it comes back -- again and again -- even when you're supposed to have "outgrown" it.

It's one thing to suffer through life as a pimple-plagued teenager, but contending with zits and the beginnings of wrinkles at the same time is downright wrong -- although it's not uncommon. In fact, 54 percent of women over 25 have some adult acne, and it's most prevalent in women in their 30s.

According to dermatologist Ava Shamban, MD, author of "Heal Your Skin," and Annet King, Director of Training and Development for The International Dermal Institute, acne is a genetic disease that's best addressed by a dermatologist and a qualified skin technician -- but even if you can't afford costly doctor visits or prescription medications, there are plenty of things you can do to help banish acne for good.

Find out how to best beat acne now.
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