What causes acne in older women?


By thetime you get into your 40s, you want acne to be a thing of the past so you can focus on fighting wrinkles. Alas, women in their 40s break out, too.

Maybe you’ve started taking a new medicine like lithium for depression or an iodine drug for an underactive thyroid. These and some other meds, including corticosteroids, epilepsy medications, and antituberculosis drugs, can lead to skin eruptions. Tell your doctors about your reaction, so that together you can figure out a treatment plan that doesn’t interfere with your primary problem.

From The Mind-Beauty Connection: 9 Days to Less Stress, Gorgeous Skin, and a Whole New You by Amy Wechsler.

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