Adult Acne: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

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Adult Acne in women vs men

In women, polycystic ovary syndrome or the menstrual cycle are often the cause of adult acne. However, pregnancy and breastfeeding can also cause adult acne at any age. Through their late 40s and 50s, some females may experience a variety of hormonal changes that are related to menopause and the period leading up to it (perimenopause).

In males, adult acne is often caused by the high testosterone levels of youth. Men also experience a hormonal shift in their late 40s to early 50s, known as andropause, which may bring along adult acne amongst other symptoms.

Treating Adult Acne at sk:n

At sk:n, we have the largest network of doctors and nurses who offer the best acne treatments for adults. Book an acne consultation with us at your nearest sk:n clinic and you will be seen by a qualified acne specialist. They will confirm you have adult or mature acne and will discuss with you the best combination of treatments and products to achieve clearer skin.

At sk:n, we have a range of acne treatments designed to help you get the skin you want.

From expertly-formulated products to peels, our specialist doctors and nurses can recommend the best option to suit your skin.

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