Acne: What Teenagers Like You Need to Know

December 10th, 2011 | in Acne

You don’t like the sight of facial blemishes on the mirror. Acne will never make you look “hot”. This skin issue has been one of the most common concerns that a teenager like you has.

Though this is common during this stage of your life, you must know that there are plenty of things you can do in order to spare your flawless skin from the ugly bumps.

What is Acne?

You know what acne is. This skin condition is very common and no one, neither you, can go past their teenage years without having a single zit.

You find red bumps that are often swollen or have comedones (whiteheads and blackheads) that make your skin look dirty.

What is even worse is having larger zits that contain nasty pus at the center. Though this is not a serious health problem, acne may cause depression and low self-esteem.

What Causes Acne?

The culprit to acne is the bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes.

Though there are many factors to its development such as diet, stress and genetic predispositions, skin infection is one of the identified causes of developing the zits. This is why antibiotic therapy may be prescribed in severe acne cases.

How Acne Develops

You may have overactive sebaceous glands or oil glands. These structures found in your skin produce “sebum” or “oil” which can clog up your follicles (pores).

Cell debris plus sebum can cause a blockage to your pores and lead to infection and inflammation. This is how you develop a swollen bump on your skin.

A good personal hygiene such as washing your face and doing beauty rituals such as using facial cleansing solutions may help you spare your skin from acne.

Antibacterial facial wash and creams are available in order to prevent the zits. Also, you can use oil control products that can help you with problems on shiny and oily skin that is acne prone.

Acne and Stress

Developing acne is also attributed to hormonal problems. When you are under stress, your glands produce stress hormones that can compromise your skin’s health. You may be wondering why you grow pimples after several sleepless nights.

enough sleepGet enough sleep and let your skin cells regenerate. You know that a healthy skin also depends on how much rest you take every night. During your sleep, your body starts to restore your skin cells which explains why you can prevent acne by staying stress free and getting enough rest.

Diet and Acne

Your skin doctor will tell you to shun oily and fatty foods from your diet. You know that oily skin is acne-prone. You have to eat loads of high-fiber, vitamin-rich, high-protein and antioxidant-rich meals in order to promote a healthy skin that is pimple-free.

Drink plenty of water to rehydrate your skin as well as flush out toxins. Avoid allergens and triggers to acne such as sugary foods and peanuts.

It is hard to battle with acne-breakouts. It takes a long time for these blemishes to disappear. It is then vital that you establish a healthy lifestyle and a regular beauty ritual that can spare your skin from the ugly zits.

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