2. Only teenagers get acne, right?
Acne is the most common skin disorder in the U.S. Three out of four teens experience acne breakouts. But it is not just a teenage problem. The American Academy of Dermatology reports 80% of people between the ages of 20 and 30 suffer from mild to moderate acne. Twenty five percent of adult men and 50% of adult women have acne. Acne can also occur in infants, toddlers, and young children.
Acne seems to be a hereditary condition. While it can flare up at any time, the periods of life when acne most frequently appears is during puberty, ovulation and menstruation, pregnancy, perimenopause, and menopause.