Dermatologists and researchers alike say acne is on the rise in adult women, estimating that between 15 and 54 percent of them live with it. Women seem more overextended these days, and stress is clear-skin kryptonite. They’re also having kids later, which means they take acne-masking birth-control pills longer.
New moms often suffer the most because they have to deal with stress and shockingly little sleep, both of which make acne and its ripple effect on mental health worse. We talked to experts to get their advice on how to get rid of your acne, no matter what stage of motherhood you’re in.