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Do you have more acne now than when you were a teen?

I am 42 and I have acne and sometimes it is worse than others. Right now for example! But I contribute hot humid weather as a factor. But really, it is worse now than I ever remember it being when I was a teen. Actually, I don't really remember having to many problems with acne at all when I was younger.


Asked by marchar2002 at 3:20 PM on Aug. 9, 2010 in Health

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  • Stress is a major cause of acne in adults. My teenager and I use Niapads - nicotinamide acne pads. Nicotinamide is also known as Vit B3 and scientists at NY college of medicine have shown it to be more effective than antibiotics such as Clindamycin in dealing with acne. Niapads also has Lavender oil that moisturizes and smells great. We love the fact that it is a one step process and takes just two minutes to use. Visit their website for tips on reducing acne.

    Answer by JessicaG90 at 9:10 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • yes. sucks breaking out at 37!

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:21 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • No. I never had an acne problem when I was a teen. I am very fortunate.

    Answer by AdrianaS at 3:21 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • I don't have it right now, but some people do get adult acne.

    Answer by sherribeare at 3:22 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Thankfully No.

    Answer by DesertRose75 at 3:22 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • I didn't get acne until after I graduated from high school, and it never went away lol. At least people used to complement me in high school for having a clear complexion lol.

    Answer by MamaSarah1104 at 3:23 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • I have adult acne. It's been worse since I had my son. I blame hormones and hot, muggy weather.

    Answer by kathria at 3:23 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Nope, dident even have it as a teen, i got lucky in that department!

    Answer by DeeMarie87 at 3:24 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Nope. I didn't have major problems with it either then, thank goodness.

    Answer by 4time-mom at 3:42 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • When I was a teenager I would get one big pimple beside my nose (attractive, right) during my menstral cycle. On a rare occassion I'd get tiny bumps along my chin, maybe once a year. That was it though. Now that I've had three kids in three years (Soon. Due in Feb) I have acne almost all the time. On my nose and chin. Luckily they're small, but still ugly.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 3:46 PM on Aug. 9, 2010