For eons, acne has been regarded as a distinctly teenage health problem. It is therefore coming out as a surprise that these days dermatologists are more likely to be consulted by full grown adults about acne than people in their teenage years.
This phenomenon has had leading dermatologists wondering what could be the explanation. We talked to leading specialist on acne scar treatment and sought for a definitive answer on the problem of adult acne. The following is a treatise on the leading causes of adult acne as offered by the eminent health practitioner:
Just as with teenage adolescents, adults mainly suffer from acne due to some hormonal changes. Contrary to popular belief though, both women and men are just as likely to be affected by hormone-induced acne. The only reason why it appears as if women are affected more than men is that for men, most acne pimples appear on the chest and the upper back. For women however, the pimples are often very conspicuously found on the face.
As strange as it may sound on hearing it, a good proportion of adult acne breakouts can be traced to the diet we consume. However, it is worth noting that there are no specific foods which have been proven to cause acne even if there is strong evidence that hyperglycemic foods may make someone more vulnerable. The risk is more on the methods used to prepare and preserve food rather than the specific food type.