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Do teenagers grow out of acne?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Most of the time, teens do grow out of acne. Teenagers are more at risk for developing acne during puberty because hormone levels are changing drastically. Once teens have gone through puberty and hormone levels are more stable-usually by a person's early 20s-acne goes away. However, some situations after a person's teenage years, such as pregnancy or steroid use, may cause acne to reappear.

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Yes, there is a very good chance that teenagers will outgrow acne. Most acne teens get is called acne vulgaris, meaning "of the common type", and the most likely trigger is the hormonal change that happens during puberty. So, as a teenager's hormonal changes come to an end there's a good chance the acne will also.

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