The Realities Of Dealing With Adult Acne

October 8, 2019  |  
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There’s this myth that once you leave your teen years, acne just goes away. And, within that myth is the idea that you’ll never really feel like you have a problem, because everyone around you has it, too. If everyone has acne, nobody has acne. And when you’re young, that’s basically the case. The “prettiest girl in school” had acne and the “hottest guy” had pimples. Nobody could escape it. But the thing is, if acne follows you into your adult life, you do feel alone with it because you are one of the only ones who still has it. In some cases, one doesn’t even really feel the full resentment over acne until adulthood, when it’s still there. Everyone else is just blemish-free, but not you? Did your genes not get the message? You’re over the age of 19! Along with that frustration, here are some realities of having adult acne.


You don’t go au naturel around a partner

Women talk about getting so comfortable with their boyfriends that they almost never wear makeup around them. How nice for them. But they’re just talking about not plumping up their lips with liner or making their eyes look big and smoky with eye shadow. They don’t understand that you, with adult acne, essentially wear a disguise with your makeup that you aren’t comfortable taking off.

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