no. 57 – The Adult Acne Episode

You know you’re unmillennial when you’re buying acne cream for both you and your teenager. Adult acne becomes a new complaint for many women at midlife. Today’s episode discusses why it occurs and how to treat it.

In this episode with my guest from The Skin Cancer Episode, Dr. Emily Keller, we discuss:

  • the hormonal causes of adult acne
  • why hormonal birth control is not the course of treatment Dr. Keller recommends
  • an alternative prescription treatment for adult acne — spironolactone
  • why rentinoids are recommended as a topical treatment for both adult acne and general skin care for all women

I close out the show in the Odds & Ends ending with a recap of my current skincare routine, including how pleased I’ve been with the over-the-counter retinol product made by Neutrogena that Dr. Keller recommended in The Skin Cancer Episode; the new BeautyCounter Overnight Peel I’ve added after seeing how much Tina from Carrots n Cake liked it; and the tinted sunblock from La Roche Posay that I continue to enjoy.

I also discuss at the end of the show why I’m not shy about sharing that I get Botox (a fact I detailed at length in The Botox Episode) plus detail a new Botox experience I had recently after trying a new-to-me aesthetics clinic that resulted in less pain. 

Musical support provided by Ben Williams at Kudzu Studio. Website support provided by Katy Widrick at


  1. Tina Haupert on March 12, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    Thanks for the shout out. The Overnight Resurfacing Peel is amazing. I hope you love it!

    • thisunmillenniallife on March 12, 2019 at 4:40 pm

      I do! Thanks for recommending it 🙂