Acne is not a problem that only effects teenagers, while that is the age group that are the most heavily impacted by the condition it is often a difficult condition to manage as an adult. The only certainty with Acne is that left untreated it can and most often will get worse.
Acne (Acne Vulgaris) symptoms can range from small Whiteheads to large Cysts that have the potential to scar post healing. The small Sebaceous Glands within your skin produce an oil know as Sebum, this oil distributed via tiny hairs in the pores provides a barrier function that is critical for smooth healthy skin.
As with most of our skin systems there is a delicate balance of production of this oil. Where the issues begin is when this system is out of balance. This can happen for many reasons including genetic disposition (hereditary over production of Sebum), obviously hormone changes as seen in teenagers navigating puberty, general stress and fatigue can amplify breakouts on someone that may not generally suffer from Acne. A secondary issue with Acne is the spreading of bacteria, what may start as a small breakout can become highly problematic due to picking, squeezing and poor product selection.
Control Measures for Acne even started in the later phases of the condition can halt the progression and start the healing process