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If you had an awkward adolescence—which you probably did—you likely comforted yourself with the knowledge that one day it would end. In the gawky twilight of teenagehood, you probably thought, "One day when I'm out of my parents house, my pores shall no longer betray me." But still: zits persist, you get the gist.

While you may feel like your parents and puberty textbooks lied to you, here are seven facts about adult acne that will make you feel less alone.