ACNE : MALE VS FEMALE
We’ve come across this debate quite often. Whether acne is a girl’s thing and men don’t suffer from acne. Well, it’s like men do suffer from acne but are less likelier to suffer from adult acne, which their female counterpart have to deal with a lot. Let’s now have a closer look at how acne affects males & females
ACNE IN MALES
Boys usually develop acne later than girls, but once they get it, it is more severe. Their teenage years can be rough, to say the least. Specifically, boys develop chest and back acne more often than girls, which makes it more likely that they’ll be given oral treatments so that they don’t have to topically treat acne on a large part of their body. But with boys, even though it’s possible for men to develop adult acne, it usually goes away permanently at ages 18-20.
ACNE IN FEMALES
Not only do girls have to deal with adult acne at a higher rate than boys, but since they hit puberty earlier, they can begin to develop acne earlier as well. Some girls may develop zits as early as ages 6 or 7, depending on their hormone fluctuations. While girls’ teen acne may not be as severe as their brace-faced male counterparts, it can extend into or even return during adulthood. Some cases even exist in which women who never developed acne during their teen years can develop acne for the first time as adults.