Home > Medical > Acne > Acne and hormones Acne and hormones All sections in Acne » About Acne » Acne and Hormones » Anatomy of Acne » Health Tips » Myths and Facts » Acne News » Psychological Effects » Skincare » Treatment Middle-aged and acne-ridden? Most people see acne as a necessary evil that will disappear along with adolescence. And for many people this does indeed happen, but others are not so lucky. What is acne? Acne is a skin condition that occurs when the sebaceous (oil-secreting) glands in the skin and along hair shafts become clogged and inflamed, or infected by bacteria. The acne period Modern science has finally caught up with what women have been saying for ages: Acne rises and falls with the menstrual cycle. Ask Paediatrician » Test Micronutrient reference tool » Talk Parenting forum » Like Health24 on Facebook » Top 13 acne tips From girl to woman Acne medication and pregnancy There are some potent anti-acne treatments that should not be used by pregnant women, or women planning to become pregnant. The pill – a cure for acne? If you are in your late 20s and thought your days of problem skin were something of the past only to discover two volcanic carbuncles staring back at you in mirror... keep reading! Acne in teens, women, men, and children Acne is the most common skin problem that presents to the dermatologist. It occurs in adolescents, young men, women and infants. Women with acne You thought that when you hit your 20's it would be the end of your acne woes. Right? Unfortunately for many women this is not the case. Acne relief in birth control pills In the history of medicine no achievement has liberated women more than the Pill. But the Pill is not only for pregnancy prevention: it also combats acne. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.