"What’s the difference between teen acne and adult acne?"
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Teen acne is caused by an overproduction of sebum (which can be triggered by hormonal spikes) and is typically characterized by breakouts over the whole face and even the neck and chest. Adult acne is usually caused by stress or hormonal fluctuations and is usually found around the mouth, on the jaw line, and on the chin. Ironically, adult acne can be more persistent than teen acne, and adult acne is often paired with sensitivity or dehydration, making treatment that much more difficult.

Here's a good starting point for you to being understanding the complexities of acne:
http://www.dermalinstitute.com/us/library/19_article_What_is_Acne_.html 

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