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At What Age Does Acne Go Away?


People get acne at different stages in life and there isn’t a particular age where it suddenly decreases. However, one can combat acne with the best suited medication based on the different causes. In this blog, we discuss various types of acne and at what age they typically appear.

If you’re someone who has dealt with acne at some point or are still dealing with it, chances are that the troublesome and pesky annoyance first started to develop in your teenage years. Among the numerous pieces of advice one gets while dealing with acne, is to “let it pass and it’ll get better with time.”

However, if you’re in your 20s now, and find yourself surfing through the internet to find the exact age when your acne would naturally stop, there are a few things you might need to consider instead.

Firstly, acne doesn’t have an “expiration date,” which means that although the type of acne you have might vary, you may not be able to clear it out by simply waiting for it to pass. You need to get to the root of your problem to find a suitable solution for it.

Secondly, there are two types of acne when age is considered; adolescents and young adults in the age group of 12 to 24 are affected the most. If your pimple problem isn’t too severe, then you may outgrow it with basic precautions and care. However, if the main cause behind your acne isn’t discovered, it might still persist even in your 40s.

Acne shows up on your skin when it gets inflamed due to dirt, bacteria, and excess sebum getting trapped in those pores. While the sebum produced by your sebaceous glands is important to keep your skin naturally hydrated, an imbalance, or rather an excessive amount of it can worsen the acne.

This too makes you wonder as to what exactly causes this imbalance.

It is usually caused due to hormonal changes depending on where you are in your menstrual cycle, diet and lifestyle, and use of poor quality, harsh skin-care products. And if you’re someone who has suffered from acne as a teen, you’re more likely to develop adult acne later on.

Stress, genetics, premenstrual hormonal imbalance as well as peri-menopausal hormonal fluctuations are some of the factors that can aggravate your acne at different ages of adulthood. And while hormonal changes after pregnancy are also known to influence acne, in some cases it may be for the better, while it’s worse for the others.

Dry and flaky skin too can further increase adult acne if dead skin cells clog your pores, thus resulting in blackheads. Hence, it is important that you choose skincare products that are non-comedogenic, remove excess oil, and yet leave your skin feeling hydrated.

A good option when it comes to cleaning your face at any age would be AcneStar face wash, as it does the job of cleaning the accumulated dirt while locking in the natural moisture of your skin. With its 5 powerful ingredients like calendula chamomile, aloe vera, basil, glycolic acid and salicylic acid, you can now give your skin the expert care it needs. 

Acne solution is never one-size-fits-all as there are different types of acne caused by different factors. Once you find out what your type is, it can be easier to take the necessary measures suited for you. Creating and maintaining an effective cleansing routine that suits you can be a good start. And if you don’t know where to begin, consulting a good dermatologist can help you tackle acne much more efficiently.

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