How long does acne last?

Sadly, it’s becoming more and more common to suffer from adult acne, for a plethora of reasons. From the environment we live in to our diet and more mysterious causes. Expert dermatologist Dr. Haus from London’s Harley Street, helps us understand the causes

How long does acne last?

Why does the length of time one suffers from acne change?

Dr Haus. says “it really varies depending upon environment, lifestyle, skincare and diet. Acne normally starts during teenage years, but can well continue into adult life.” So sadly, there is no time limit on how long acne lasts.

Who is most likely to suffer?

Bad news for women: according to the American Academy of Dermatology 50% of adult women will suffer from acne in their adult lives, while 1/3 of adults who suffer from acne prone skin will also have back or body acne.

Why do we have to suffer acne as grown up women?

Hormones are obviously partly responsible, so it’s likely to happen during pregnancy or the menopause, or due to the pill, and around your period. But, other reasons can also be to blame, including stress, tiredness, a bad diet and experimenting with beauty products that clog up pores.

How can I help to treat my blemish and acne-prone skin?

Specifically formulated for oily, acne and blemish-prone skin, the La Roche-Posay Effaclar 3-step system reduces the appearance of spots, controls shine and helps to reduce marks. Suitable for even the most sensitive skin,  after just 4 weeks of use skin is visibly clearer.  As well as keeping to a regular skin regime that is adapted to your skin type, make sure to eat well, get more sleep, and relax as often as possible!