Teenage Acne and Skin Care

Having problems with the skin? Problems with acne? You are not the only one. Many teenagers (and adults) fight with this very common condition. Teenage years are very sensitive years, and also years of great physiological and psychological changes.

Physiological and outward causes

Acne is a skin disease. It’s very common, and it’s caused by changing hormones within the body. These hormones cause the excessive production of sebum and the glands in your pores make oil clogging the pores. Puberty is responsible for great changes in the bodies of teenagers; that’s why they often experience a problem with acne.

Other factors that may contribute to this condition are:

  • heredity
  • poor hygiene
  • stress
  • aggressive skin care products
  • thick makeup

Psychological problem

Not only is a teenager affected physiologically with this issue, but also he/she can be psychologically affected by it. Something that is irrelevant to an adult, for a teenager can be a thing of an enormous significance. Also, how teenager perceives himself has a huge impact on his personal and social life.

When having acne, symptoms of depression and low self-esteem may be a daily reality. That’s way is so important to take this problem seriously, not underestimate it, and make the necessary steps to overcome it.

Over-the-Counter Treatments

You should start with products against acne. Avoid those that have alcohol in it, and make sure they contain salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. Both ingredients fight with acne effectively — unplugging the pores, dealing with inflammation and killing bacteria.

Wash your face gently twice a day, rinse with lukewarm water and use oil-free moisturizer. Do this for two months. Don’t use more than two acne products because it can make the problem worse. Be aware that there are no overnight solutions. Be patient and consistent. It’s also important to shampoo your hair regularly and avoid touching your skin.

Seeing the dermatologist

In case products against acne don’t work for you, seeing a professional to deal with this matter is important. Here is were [primary_practice] steps in.

If you want a quality check-up and highly professional treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us. A dermatologist will classify your grade of acne, whether it is mild or severe, and see what type of acne you have. He might prescribe some medication, suggest laser and other light therapies, chemical peels or acne removal.

Whatever is best for you!