8 Biggest Adult Acne Culprits

Plus ways to zap those embarrassing spots.
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You're long past teenage, but why are you still getting breakouts? Adult acne plagues women just as much as girls, say experts, even if you never had pimple problems in high school. And more than half of women over 25 still have acne, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

You might assume that all zits are pretty much the same no matter what your age, but grown-up breakouts are somewhat different from the kind you had as an adolescent.

"There is certainly a difference in the actual lesions themselves. In my experience, teenage acne responds quicker to treatment than the adult version," says Louise Thomas-Minns, Skin Therapist for U & Your Skin, who's noted an increase in cases of late on-set adult acne.

So what's triggering these kind of adult zits? Many of them are actually related to your changing hormone levels as well as your lifestyle. Here are some of the biggest adult acne culprits, and how to bust them.

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