For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with breakouts and blemishes.
Somehow, even as I passed through all of the other awkward stages of adolescence, bad skin hung on, improving overall but still plaguing me to this day with occasional flare-ups.
Along the way, I’ve learned that it’s a pretty common problem. Plenty of adults still experience the occasional pimple or bout of acne well into adulthood.
In addition to a handful of other topics — like hair loss in women — adult acne is one of those conversations we all tend to shy away from. It feels embarrassing and vaguely weird to discuss, but the truth is that almost everyone experiences it in some form.
And not only is it common, but you can usually trace bouts of adult acne to specific root causes based on where it appears.
This makes it pretty easy to track down the culprit, and adjust your lifestyle and habits accordingly! Remember, you should never pick at a zit, especially not when there’s an easy solution available!
Scroll through the gallery below to find out what root problems are to blame for different pimples and blemishes.