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Adult breakouts

More common than you think

Adult Breakouts

“Why now?” If you’re an adult who suffers from breakouts you’ve probably asked yourself this question a thousand times. But, it’s actually a myth that only teens get pimples. In reality, more than 50% of women and about 25% of men experience adult breakouts at some time, so you’re definitely not alone.

More common than you think

Your high school years are behind you, but suddenly you’re dealing with embarrassing breakouts again. That’s definitely not what you meant when you wished for younger skin. Yet adult breakouts are more common than most people realise, with as many as 75% of adults dealing with breakouts at some stage of their adult life.

Breakouts can be especially embarrassing for adults because pimples are generally considered a “teen problem” and may wrongly be associated with poor hygiene, health or bad eating. Some adults who suffer from breakouts find themselves avoiding relationships, social events and activities they love due to their breakouts.

The good news is that adults don’t have to live with breakouts anymore. At any age, your best bet for consistently clear, healthy-looking skin is to learn the facts, forget “quick fixes” or "cover ups"adopt and stick to a skincare regimen suited for blemish prone skin.

Remember, adult breakouts can happen at any time, and it’s not as unusual as you think. Have a read of our How to get clear skin section for blemish control solutions and tips on how to fight breakouts.

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