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Easy Tips For Teenage Acne Treatment

Aug 21, 2008
Acne is a part and parcel of growing up. Ninety per cent of teenagers develop acne. The fortunate ones only get a few isolated outbreaks and then grow out of it. For some unfortunate souls, there are serious outbreaks of acne that do not cease even well past puberty. Acne occurs as a result of all the chemical and physical changes that the body undergoes during puberty, but it does not have to be something that you have to live with on a daily basis. These easy tips for teenage acne treatment will ensure that you spend the most interesting times of your life with beautiful, smooth skin.

Cleanliness. Cleanliness is the single most important defense in your fight against acne. Dirt clogs the pores of the skin and leads to acne and blackheads. It takes only a minute to wash your face with soap and water. We know that you have a busy schedule but this little precaution will really serve you in good stead in the fight against acne. Another little point, pick a good, neutral, face soap that is not harsh on your skin. Look for the word 'non-comedogenic' on the label.

Water. One of the best cures for acne is plenty of water. Water keeps the skin hydrated yet oil free and helps to flush out toxins from your body. Drink at least eight to twelve glasses of water a day. Next time you feel like reaching for a tall glass of soda, substitute it with water instead. It is healthier, sugar free, and good for acne.

Hands off. Picking at pimples and pustules is not only a disgusting habit, but also results in the formation of scar tissue and increases the incidence of acne. So keep your hands off any pimples that do develop. Do not pick or pop zits. I know it takes some effort but leave them alone and they will dry and fade away naturally. Fingering them will only aggravate the problem.

Exercise. Exercise also plays an important role in the fight against acne. Proper exercise not only helps to control the effects of the raging hormones that are released during puberty, but also makes the body expel toxins in the form of sweat. One of the best forms of exercise for acne treatment is Yoga. Yoga involves a lot of inverted postures that help blood rush to the face. This helps to nourish skin and stimulates removal of toxins.
About the Author
Kevin Pederson, manages websites on hair and skin care. His Teenage Acne Treatment Tips provide useful skin care advice and enable teens to get relief from acne prone skin and look great with a clear, smooth and youthful skin.
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