Acne at my age?

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  2. I know this is a icky subject, but it seems when I was younger, I never really had acne. Oh sure an occasional pimple here and there, but now it seems I am getting them more and more. And they stay around longer and they hurt. Is it because I am a nurse and maybe I touch something and accidentally touch my face?

    Is it hormonal? I did turn 40 this year. It's not like I am full of acne, but even one or two on my face really bugs me.I know, I know, it's vanity.

    Do any of you have the same problem?

    P.S. I know its not roseacia, or rosacia.
  3. 13 Comments

  4. by   Rustyhammer
    I get em now and then too.
    Good thing for the beard.
  5. by   researchrabbit
    Get out! You are NOT 40, are you?

    I think it's hormonal. I'm 40 and I get 'em too -- and we don't do much touching in psychiatry.

    Those hard hurty big zits that never come to a head are probably stopped up oil glands, OW! Those are more likely as you get older (or so my MD told me).
  6. by   shygirl
    Originally posted by Rustyhammer
    I get em now and then too.
    Good thing for the beard.

  7. by   Mkue
    oh what a relief, i'm not the only person still getting acne over 40! never really had a problem with it but it's still handing around ! ugh..
    Well Shygirl, why dontcha grow your own beard? :chuckle

    Seriously though, you're 40? You look great!

  9. by   Tookie
    Used to get them very frequently - every two weeks - ovulation and menstration - like clockwork

    still get the odd one, have one, touching it as l type as l am sooo aware of them -----

    However - a couple of years back l stopped adding cows milk to my coffee and subsituted Soy milk with cereal etc - find they have reduced considerably - have the occasional yogurt and cheese -- too hard to resist - but overall face is better

  10. by   GPatty
    I still get 'em too! I look more like a teen with the acne than I did way back then!
    AARRGGGHHHHH! Hate 'em!
  11. by   Stargazer
    Hate to sound like an infomercial, but seriously--

    I love this stuff.
  12. by   Mattigan
    My face is oiler and I have more skin problems than I ever did as adolescent. In my 40's also.
  13. by   caroladybelle
    I am 38 and I have had acne since 13 - and I don't forsee it going away in the near future.

    I have fragile skin - tried everything up to Accutane and Retina -A.
    They did nothing but blister me.

    I chalk the acne up to lack of an adequate sex/love life. All those repressed hormones - wrecking my skin from inside. Do ya think so??????????
  14. by   oh-agnurse
    Stargazer---does that stuff truly work, and how long does it take?
  15. by   shygirl

    I ordered Proactive just now! Thanks, I watched all the info. Sounds good!

    Thanks, Shygirl