Unlike your favorite jeans or that band you listened to in high school, acne is something that you may not be able to outgrow in your adult life. For those lucky few, acne can go away, but it can also get worse or spots can creep up on you even if you had clear skin in high school. We are seeing more adults – in their 20s, 30s and beyond – still complaining about pustules, papules and painful cysts. Wendy Lewis, The Knife Coach guest blogs for mySkin on Adult Acne and the various treatment avenues available.
Rosacea, which resembles acne, is often misdiagnosed as adult acne, primarily because of the their similarities. Rosacea is typically characterized by persistent skin redness specifically across the cheeks, nose and forehead. Its similarity with acne lies when pimples, blemishes, skin inflammation and bumps that accompany it.