Acne in adult women
is usually seen as a teenager's problem. One out of
five adult women battle with acne.
Dermatologists say adult acne is primarily triggered
by hormonal changes brought about by stress,
pregnancy, and some medications.
Anything that stimulates hormone
production will worsen acne.
A lot of women don't seek help
because they're too busy or too embarrassed. Another
problem is that many of the treatments don't work.
Sixty percent of women either don't respond to
standard acne treatments or build up a tolerance for
frequently used medications.
But experts believe women can
many treatments available for acne sufferers. Your
dermatologist may prescribe topical (and sometimes
oral) antibiotics, sulphur creams, and
hydrocortisone lotions. One of the most popular
acne treatment involves
the use of retinoid drugs. Some doctors prescribe
birth control pills. Consult your dermatologist.