Follow these steps: Wash your face no more than twice a day. Use cool or warm water and a gentle cleanser. Use your hands, a baby washcloth (it's gentler than a regular one), or a cleansing brush for 30 seconds. Pat (don't rub) your skin dry. Yes, adults get acne. Some adults continue to get acne well into their 30s, 40s, and even 50s. It is even possible to get acne for the first time as an adult. Dermatologists call this “adult-onset acne.” It is most common among women going through menopause. Women tend to get adult acne more often than men do. If you’re getting acne as an adult, it is likely due to one or more of the following reasons.