Q) I’m a woman in my mid-50s plagued with acne for the first time. Please help!
A) about 80 percent of teenagers suffer from acne, but it’s not that unusual for someone to first get it later in life.
Acne occurs when the lining of hair follicles becomes blocked. Hair follicles are little pores in the skin through which hairs grow. tiny glands in the skin squirt body oils into the follicles. The oils can thicken and block the opening of the hair pores and the glands.
Skin bacteria feed on the oils and produce inflammatory substances. If the blockage …