Our expert says:
Adult acne is not a rare condition. It can be caused by hormonal fluctuations (like changing a contraceptive pill, pregnancy or menopause), stress, certain medications (cortisone or anticonvulsive treatments), certain skin products, some diseases like thyroid problems, polycystic ovarian syndrome or adrenal gland problems. It may help to use a contraceptive like Diane, or a low dose oral antibiotic for 3 months, or topical antibiotic lotion like Eryderm, or Roaccutane if all else fails. Benzoyl peroxide on the affected area may dry out pimples quicker (e.g. Oxy 10). Ask your doctor to check for possible underlying disease, and review any medications or skin products you may be using.
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