Some sneak up on you in the middle of the night, while others throb invisibly on your chins for days. The result is the same, and just when you were finally feeling comfortable in your own skin, you turn into an awkward adolescent with globs of Clearasil spread unevenly over your face.
Memories come flooding in from you past. Days spent lying in the sun with tinfoil reflectors to broil the pimples away. Only pimples would turn into sun blisters. These blisters were crater like formations that multiplied over sections of your epidermis. You felt fine as long as you didn't laugh, cry or brush your teeth. After you cleared up, you did it all over again. Only you set the cooking timer for a shorter period, and adjusted the setting to bake instead of broil. Of course there were no worries, because we didn't know about skin cancer back then.
There's no rhyme or reason why adult acne flairs up when your skin's too dry, you're under stress, or you're gorging on greasy food. It can happen for any or none of those reasons due to hormonal imbalances or lack of estrogen. Consequently, they take on a whole new look in middle age which is likened to warts on witches or goiters on goblins. Though it's preferable to part your chin hair on the other side to tone it down.
Old age acne is the next phase to look forward to. They do not produce puss, have a shorter lifespan, and come with a guarantee not to sprout black hairs. The odds are that you won't be able to see the white or gray ones. Prevalent halitosis will ward off potential onlookers.