Acne can become a huge issue for your Teen or Preteen, (the puberty stage). When there’s acne involved self-image and self confidence can be a huge challenge. There are solutions to some of these issues, but first know that it will take some time depending on the skin condition.
Here are 3 reasons your Teen could be Breaking Out:
- When there is a breakout, do they occur when its that time of the month? (you have your period) for girls, or when your voice changes and you start to get facial hair, for boys? If so…. Chances are they could be hormonal.
- Are you OILY, or look shiny, All the time even when you have just washed your face? I mean have a constant shine ALL DAY and you notice quite a few break outs come soon after? Chances are you have an over production of oil, which can be your skin type.
- Your break outs are very sensitive and red in a lot of clusters, usually on your forehead, cheeks or chin? You could be suffering from a higher grade of ACNE and may need to see a dermatologist if your face doesn’t get better with store bought products.
Acne also can have different triggers, such as; Foods, your teen may be eating, Bacterial transfers from cell phones, hands on face, hats, and hair. Stress can also be a cause! We all stress about something or other, and Teens can have stress as well.
If you are breaking out constantly at any time, then you may have oily skin and may need to switch to a cleanser that contains at least one of these ingredients: Salicylic Acid, Benzoyl Peroxide, Latic Acid, Glycolic Acid, or Sulfur. These ingredients help to clean out the pore, and help to kill the bacteria that causes the pimples.
A daily routine is key…. You can start by using a Cleanser, Toner, Treatment, and Moisturizer that has been created specifically for Oily and Acne skin. Please keep in mind, just because you are Oily does not mean you will have acne, you can have a blemish here or there. Acne is in a class all be itself! (another Blog Post…) You can however; follow a routine that will clean, balance, treat, and restore your skin, to prevent break outs or at least minimize them.
As always, I recommend getting a facial, by a professional, to know your skin type, because using the wrong products for your skin can be a culprit also. Yes, teens can have facials, too. 🙂
Let me know what’s working for your teen, or if you’re the Teen…
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