Struggling with adult acne can be a tedious and emotional issue. You’ve told us countless stories about how you tried almost everything but became frustrated because nothing seemed to work. Many have expressed that they felt that they couldn’t leave the house without makeup on because they were simply too embarrassed about their skin.

The worst part about acne – particularly as an adult – is that it not only affects your skin, possibly resulting in embarrassing blemishes, scarring or post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, but it can also take a significant toll on your confidence. “My skin before finding Obagi was erratic…” says Arianne, an Obagi CLENZIDerm M.D. patient. “I just wanted to stay home in my own little world, my own little cubby hole [so] that I didn’t have to see people or people didn’t have to see me.” The good news is that there are options for controlling and diminishing the appearance of acne. Recently, we sat down with Obagi’s “Chief Scientist,” and Head of Product Development, Laurence Dryer, Ph.D. to discuss what adult acne is, what causes it, her tips for avoiding acne and how Obagi may be able to help.

While acne is never easy to deal with, it can be especially traumatic as an adult. It wouldn’t be unusual in your 30s, 40s and 50s to think “I’m too old for this.” But the truth is that adult acne is more common than you might have thought—did you know that 20% of American adults suffer from active acne today?

Let’s take a deeper look.

What causes adult acne?

As Laurence explains, acne has essentially three root causes which may be brought on by environmental factors or hormonal changes:

1. Too much oil

2. A bacterial infection

3. Inflammation of the skin

How Can I Treat My Acne?

With so much going on beneath your skin to cause this disruption, it’s no wonder many people feel like they do so much and see little improvement. For more information on acne and it’s treatment go to this link: Acne Treatment

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