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Teen Skin Care And Acne

Apr 8, 2008
It can not be disputed that acne is by far the number one skin issue plaguing teenagers. However is the bigger problem is many believe that is something that merely a part of puberty and must be waited out, this is not the case. Acne is a recognized medical condition and has very real side effects including permanent scarring of the skin and emotional pain and low self esteem. Teenagers are indeed faced with raging hormones but the embarrassment and grief of acne is unnecessary because it can be effectively treated.

French fries, greasy burgers, and chocolate are often blamed for the cause of acne, this however is not true. The fact is, no scientific connection has been made between diet and acne. A balanced healthy diet is always beneficial, and if you personally find that staying away from certain foods helps your complexion then by all means do so. The improvements of blemishes due to diet changes are more likely in conjunction with food allergies.

Oil is indeed a contributor to the appearance of acne but it is from environmental sources not dietary. There are many day to day skin care tips that can help reduce acne blemishes but consistency is the key. One of the easiest and most over looked skin care practices by all ages is simply washing your face. A large number of individuals wash their faces in the morning while preparing for the day, however surprisingly few wash their faces before bed. Washing your face with a gentle acne treatment cleanser morning and night will help to eliminate the excess surface oils and dead skin cells. Always remember that scrubbing harder doesn't make you cleaner it just causes damage to the skin.

Teen skin care is so important because of the increase in oils that are produced during the teen years. That oil mixed with the makeup that most girls pile on makes for a bad combination therefore it is recommended then when shopping for a foundation choose products that are noncomedogenic or nonacnegenic. Non-acnegenic means it does not cause or promote acne and non-comedogenic means it does not cause or promote comedones (blackheads). Although makeup is extremely important for many teenage girls giving your face a break with possible is always a good idea, if it is once a week when you are hiding out at home.

Another thing to do which can be a bad habit to break for not only those worried about teen skin care, but adults too, is to keep your hands away of your face. Even though we may not realize it, we endlessly transfer oils and bacteria from our environment to our faces. To help keep oils away from your face, shampoo your hair regularly and daily if possible. Hair rubs constantly against your face both during the day and at night.

Teenage acne treatments can be very drying to the facial skin so when choosing a moisturizer look for non pore clogging. Again it is important to choose products that contain the words noncomedogenic or nonacnegenic in their labels. Moisturize the areas of your face that require a little help but avoid it on the oily surfaces.

Many over the counter products are available specifically for teenage skin care. Be consistent and give the products a couple of weeks to work. It is important to note that in many cases there is an increase of breakouts at the beginning of a new skin care regime but this will level out and improvements will been seem. If after a few weeks there is no improvement seek the help of a doctor or dermatologist, because acne is a medical issue.
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