Women are more likely to have severe forms of acne than men, with 51% reporting that they have acne in their 20s and 35% reporting it in their 30s.
Everyone knows that teenagers get acne. Its frustrating, annoying, but everyone seems to get it. But what about when youre in your late 20s, or even in your 30s or 40s and you find yourself getting acne for the first time or have acne thats seemed to have lingered around forever? Well, youre not alone. You just might be surprised to find out who really gets acne.
Acne is the most common skin disease with people of all races and ages being susceptible acne. Acne is most common in teenagers and young adults with an estimated 80 percent of all people between the ages of 11 and 30 have acne breakouts at some point.
Acne commonly starts during puberty between the ages of 10 and 13 and tends to be worse in people with oily skin. Teenage acne typically lasts for five to ten years, normally going away during the early 20s. Although acne largely occurs in adolescence, about 20% of all cases occur in adults and some people in their 40s and 50s still get acne.
It occurs in both genders, although teenage boys tend to have the most severe cases. Women are more likely than men to have mild to severe forms into their 30s and beyond.
You also might try washing your face with the cleanser before bed to get rid of dirt and cleansing with only water in the morning so that your skin remains healthy with oils.
A survey published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology in 2008 was conducted to assess the prevalence of acne in teenage years, and in people in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond. Of 1,013 surveyed participants aged 20 and older, 73.3% reported having acne at some point in their life. A significant number of women, 51%, reported having acne in their 20s, while 35% had it in their 30s. The survey found lower occurrences in men with 43% and 20% reporting acne in their 20s and 30s respectively.