Teenage spots are one thing, but tackling them alongside the wrinkles and dryness that come as part of ageing? That feels like a double blow. And it’s one that plenty of us are suffering: a 2015 UK study found a 200 per cent rise in the number of adults seeking acne treatment over a year, with women five times more likely to be affected due to hormonal changes during menstrual cycles, pregnancy and contraception use.
But now help could be at hand.According to new research from the University of Pennsylvania, the diuretic drug spironolactone works just as well as antibiotics in treating hormonal acne. Given the potential health time bomb of increasing antibiotic resistance, it’s welcome news….