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Adult Acne, Part I: Causes by Dr. Coyle S. Connolly

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					Adult Acne, Part I: Causes
by Dr. Coyle S. Connolly

At Connolly Dermatology in New Jersey, Dr. Coyle S. Connolly provides
dermatologic care for a variety of medical conditions and cosmetic concerns.
Here, he presents a brief overview of the causes of adult acne, a condition that
has been on the rise in recent years.

Studies show that adult acne affects approximately 50 percent of post-adolescent
women and 25 percent of men. Acne is caused by a combination of blocked
pores, increased sebum production, and certain bacteria. Women are particularly
susceptible because of the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy or
menopause. In addition, those who take steroids for certain medical conditions
may experience an increase in acne.

For many adults, however, topical causes can also contribute to acne. Those
with sensitive skin may find breakouts occurring as a result of certain cosmetic
products or cleansers. As a result, all cleansers and moisturizers should be
fragrance free and all cosmetics should be non-comedogenic. Makeup that is
mineral-based, not oil-based, is ideal.

				
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