Teenage Acne

Almost every teenager in the USA, Canada, Australia and in Europe suffers from acne at one point. Everybody can be affected by teenage acne – boys and girls of all races. There are actually societies where acne is almost nonexistent, and I will talk more about them later, because they can give us some insight into what might cause acne, and what we can do to avoid it.

Teenage acne usually breaks out between the age of 10 to 13, and it often starts on the nose, and then progresses to the forehead, cheeks and chin. The cause are hormonal changes that take place during puberty. Your body has to learn how to adjust and regulate the right level of hormone production.

The excessive hormone production causes the sebaceous glands (these are the glands in your skin that produce the oily substance that is called sebum).

Maybe you already know that your skin is constantly getting rid of dead skin cells. That is completely normal and healthy. It get’s rid of these cells tvia the skins pores. Now, when there is too much sebum being produced, then the combination of dead cells and sebum makes it easy for bacteria to thrive, and they spread into the pores.  And once the bacteria spread into the pores, the pores get clogged up. And teenage acne occurs.

There are a couple of factors that seem to play a role in how bad acne can get in a teenager – emotional problems, stress, and so on.

There are ALL KINDS OF CLEANSERS out there, promising teens to get rid of acne. And big companies are making A LOT of money selling acne cures to teenagers. Unfortunately, not all of them are really that good.

There are lots of benzoyl-peroxide based acne cleansers. You apply them on the skin, and basically what they do is that they kill the acne-causing bacteria off. However, they can also be quiet aggressive on your skin, and can cause your skin to become dry, flaky and at times even can cause your skin to peel off. They surely are not effective long-term solutions.

Tea trea oil also does contain a substance that is called terpinen-4-ol that is very effective at killing the acne causing bacteria, and it’s less harsh than many of the chemical cleansers. If given the choice, I’d try that one first.

Simple Things To Reduce And Prevent Teenage Acne

Now, this is not meant to be an acne cure, but these are simply some tips that can help you to REDUCE & PREVENT your acne a little bit.

  • Try to avoid touching your face.
    There are all kinds of bacteria on your hands – when you touch your face, you effectively bring those bacteria to the more sensitive face of your skin.
  • Change your pillows and bedsheets more regularly
    Everybody sweats a little bit at night when they sleep. Some of the sweat gets absorbed by the pillow and bed sheets. The next night, when you lay down to sleep, your skin gets in contact with that old sweat – this is perfect food for acne causing bacteria.
  • Avoid drinking milk
    Yes, you have probably been taught that milk is healthy, but when it comes to acne, there is good reason to believe that milk might be a major cause of acne. Studies have shown that both young men and women who drink a lot of milk seem to be affected more heavily by acne then those who don’t drink milk, or drink just very little.

How To Get Rid Of Teenage Acne (Once And For All)

If you want more than just temporarily relief, then you will have to put in a little bit of effort, and be willing to make some small life-style changes (specially when it comes to your diet).
Look, there are all kinds of “treatments” out there. The light treatment actually works pretty good and has virtually no side effects. But you will have to keep using it, otherwise the acne will come back. But when you tackel acne at it’s root cause, you can get rid of it once and for all. If you want to know how, claim your complimentary copy of “Acne Away” now.

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