Most young women and men will have at least a few pimples over the course of their lives. But acne seems to affect men and women in different ways. Young men are more likely to have a more serious form of acne. Acne in young women tends to be more random and linked to hormone changes, such as the menstrual cycle.
As women get older, acne often gets better. But some women have acne for many years. Some women even get acne for the first time at age 30 or 40.
For many women, acne can be an upsetting illness. Women may have feelings of depression, poor body image, or low self-esteem. But you don't have to wait to outgrow acne or to let it run its course. Today, almost every case of acne can be resolved. Acne also can, sometimes, be prevented. Talk with your doctor or dermatologist (a doctor who specializes in treating skin problems) about how you can help prevent acne and if treatment would help you.
Many women experience skin problems at midlife, including acne breakouts. Acne occurs when the skin glands become plugged with oil and bacteria. In most cases, adult acne is caused by;
It is well known that androgens, such as testosterone, can influence the immune response in the skin. Androgens affect the secretions of sebaceous glands, which consist of fatty substances produced by the breakdown of oil-producing cells. Androgens can play an important role in the development of acne in women, particularly at midlife. Numerous studies have shown that sebaceous gland activity is heightened by androgens such as DHEA and testosterone, and reduced by estrogen or removal of the ovaries, which reduces androgen levels.
Emotions can often be present. Both adolescence and midlife are key developmental periods when you learn to individuate and define who you are in relationship to others. And, your skin is literally the boundary between you and other people--a sort of suit. Many researchers believe that skin disease may be thought of as a subliminal attempt to define who we are in relationship to other people and what the healthy boundaries should be.
There are a lot of people who have a habit of applying the makeup with a heavy hand and apply the makeup in several layers. Application of makeup with a hard hand and the habit of applying makeup in layers just leads to the clogging of the pores and thus it just makes an ideal environment for the bacteria to grow.