This Teen Skincare Changed My Life (And My Acne-Prone Skin)

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It’s easy to assume acne is just a teen thing. You don’t expect that in your mid twenties your skin will, almost overnight, breakout in painful spots. But adult acne is actually super common.

The British Association of Dermatologists reported that 19% of adults aged 25 and over have reported experiencing some form of adult acne, with causes ranging from hormonal imbalances and stress to pollution and clogged pores. And it can be highly stressful if it happens to you.

I say this because I know. All through my teens I had pretty perfect skin (minus the odd party-pooping zit). I felt blessed by the skin gods. But in my early twenties, I noticed I was breaking out with lots of teeny tiny spots, primarily across my t-zone. My skin was painful, red and super sore.

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