Your Diet May Be Why You STILL Have Acne
Red, bumpy skin plagued you throughout your teens-and just when you thought those pesky zits were gone for good, they’ve come back to haunt you well beyond puberty.
While adult acne is incredibly annoying, it’s pretty common well into your 30s, 40s, and even 50s, especially if you’re a woman, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).
In fact, some research has found that adult acne has plagued up to 45 percent of women aged 21 to 30, 26 percent of women 31 to 40, and 12 percent of women 41 to 50.
Certain health conditions can also lead to hormonal imbalances, the most common being polycystic ovarian syndrome, a condition in which women produce excess androgens (aka testosterone), explains Michele Farber, MD, a board-certified dermatologist practicing at Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York. These hormones boost oil production, resulting in clogged pores where acne bacteria flourishes. Hello, pimples.
Source: Yahoo! Lifestyle – Your Diet May Be Why You STILL Have Acne By, Alisa Hrustic