Adult Acne


Acne isn't just a teenage rite of passage. Grown-up women with jobs and bank accounts struggle with chronic pimples as well. Cristen and Caroline examine why adult acne happens, how birth control affects it and other treatment options.

Episode sources:

"Acne During Pregnancy." http://www.thebump.com/a/acne-during-pregnancy

"Adult Acne." https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/health-and-beauty/every-stage-of-life/adult-skin/adult-acne

"Adult Acne: It's Not a Myth." http://www.womenshealthmag.com/beauty/cure-adult-acne

"Adult Acne on the Rise as Women Age and Hormone Kick In." http://abcnews.go.com/Health/adult-acne-rise-women-age-dermatologists/story?id=15930708

"Black Skin and Acne." http://www.acne.org/ethnic-black-skin.html

"Hormones for Transgender Transition Can Cause Acne." http://www.livescience.com/50914-transgender-hormones-acne.html

"The Frustrating Complexity of Adult Acne." http://www.racked.com/2015/4/16/8416837/hormonal-adult-acne-female-cause-treatment

"The Surprise Medical Treatment That Also Clears Acne." http://www.refinery29.com/spironolactone-acne-pill

Academic insights:

"A Review of Acne in Ethnic Skin." The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology. Davis, Erica C. and Callender, Valerie D. April 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2921746/

Topics in this Podcast: health, Hygiene, Beauty, acne