Very few adults escape the onset of acne. The embarrassment and dent in self-confidence that comes with this skin disease can be too much to bear with for some adults. Knowing what causes this condition can help adults to prevent its onset. An important thing to keep in mind is that teenage acne has very few resemblances with adult acne as far as the causes are concerned and therefore different preventive measures should be taken to prevent adult acne.This article makes a review of the various causes of acne in adults. Several factors may contribute to the appearance of this skin disorder in an individual. Numerous imbalances may also play a role in the development of acne in adults. Excessive production of sebum can lead to an individual catching this skin problem. The hormonal changes that are a feature of the adulthood can trigger the excessive production of sebum. Hormonal changes can also occur due to pregnancy and intake of birth control pills.The attack of this skin disorder can be very severe if the level of androgens and estrogens oscillate while you are suffering from adult acne. Intake of anabolic steroids as a means of developing stronger and better looking muscles can enhance the chance of adult acne attack. This is especially the case in athletes who make up a large portion of anabolic steroids users. Certain medications such as those used for the treatment of tuberculosis can cause of acne.Acne can be a genetically related condition as well. If the earlier generations of an individual had acne affected people, then the particular individual is more susceptible to acne attack than a normal individual with an acne-free family history. Apart from these major factors, there are some factors in whose presence adult acne appears more readily. Stress, irritation, greasy foods and various medications can accelerate the surfacing of acne.In contrast to common perception, adult acne attacks can occur relatively frequently and its symptoms and causes have close resemblances with the symptoms and causes of regular acne. However, this disorder can be very tough to dislodge and its attack can be more severe than regular cane and for these reasons medications used to treat adult acne differ from those used for regular acne treatment. Consulting a dermatologist is a must for exact assessment of the cause of this skin disease and the treatment method to adopt.Several topical treatments and oral treatments are available for relieving the symptoms of acne. Medications containing seabuckthorn seed oil and seabuckthorn fruit oil have been found to be very effective for the treatment of acne in adults. The presence of Omega 3, Omega 6, and Omega 9 in seabuckthorn seed oil and Omega 7 and palmitoleic acid in seabuckthorn fruit oil makes them extremely potent for adult acne treatment.