How to Help Treat Adult Acne, According to 5 Dermatologists

Dermatologists from the Gist

One of the most common skin concerns our readers ask about is adult acne. If you don’t frequently suffer from blemishes, it might surprise you to hear that people are so interested in learning more about them — but if you do, you know just how hard they can be to tackle. The issue isn’t unique or discriminatory: up to 50 million Americans are battling with breakouts annually, many of whom are adults. 

As pervasive and challenging as acne can be, there are plenty of ways to help treat it, from in-office treatments to at-home products. And, even better, you don’t have to go through this battle alone. In this episode of The GistTM, a series on skincare myths, facts, and more, dermatologists Doris Day, MD, Jeanine Downie, MD, Sabrina Fabi, MD, Ava Shamban, MD, and Ruth Tedaldi, MD break down how to treat acne, bust myths about it (no, you shouldn’t self-treat acne by sun tanning!), as well as address other skin concerns. Hit play, and get your notepad out, because you’re about to learn a few major lessons about your skin.

The GistTM is an Allergan®-sponsored series.

Doctors Doris Day, Jeanine Downie, Sabrina Fabi, Ava Shamban, and Ruth Tedaldi are paid Allergan consultants.