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Coping with the physical and psychological impact of acne can be very difficult.

While most people associate the condition with their teenage years, many adults also suffer.

Figures from the NHS suggest that acne affects one in every 100 men over the age of 25 and as many one in 20 women.

Fortunately, the treatments available for acne are improving all the time and range from over-the-counter remedies to prescription-only preparations.

For more information about the causes of acne in adults and possible treatment options take a look my article for The Independent.