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A 43-year-old member asked:

Am i too old to get whiteheads?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
No: Unfortunately, you are never too old to get pimples. Acne is certainly more common in adolescents but it can happen to anyone. Acne often gets worse during pregnancy because of the hormonal changes.
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Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 45 years experience
Whiteheads: Anyone can get whiteheads at any age. Adults often get them from oils in cosmetics. Sun damage also triggers whiteheads in later years.
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