In a perfect world, the last thing adults worry about is acne. After all, as you grow up you leave behind anything teen-related, right? Well, think again. The reality is that acne still affects adults—even in more severe levels than young people—and women are hit the worst with adult acne. According to Dr. Marina Peredo, M.D., P.C. and nationally recognized board certified dermatologist with over 20 years of experience, “adult acne affects 50% of women, while it only affects 25% of men. Factors such as hormones, menstrual cycle, pregnancy and cosmetics play into why women show more signs of acne. There are simply more aspects that women come across in their lives that lead to acne versus their male counterparts”.