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What causes teen acne and how to treat it further down the line

 by skincareexpress on 13 Aug 2011 |
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Maybe it’s a rite of passage but it seems that at some point every teenager is going to go through the dreaded pimple stage. And what may be a simple nuisance every couple of months for some teens can turn into a real source of discomfort for others.

Since teens are going through a lot of hormonal changes when they reach puberty they are more susceptible to acne. This is because hormones stimulate the sebaceous glands, which reside in hair follicles in the skin. Sometimes the production of sebum from these glands becomes over active and the pores become clogged with dead skin cells. The entrapment of sebum can cause bacteria to grow and produce red swelling pimples.

Genetics can also play a part in how a teen will be affected by acne. If a parent had acne as a teenage their child could very likely develop acne. For most people acne does go away as they leave the teen years, although there are many folks who need Acne Treatments in the adult years.

There are Acne Treatments available but there are also steps a teen can take at home to prevent the build up of oils that lead to acne. Washing their face twice a day with mild soap and water, especially if they work in an environment where there is a lot of grease, such as a fast food restaurant. And if you wear make-up and sunscreen make sure they are oil free.

If you are interested in an acne treatment that is more potent check with your dermatologist to make sure it is right for your skin type and is proven effective.

Dermalogica have developed the mediBac clearing range which is designed to help combat adult acne.  Click the link for our full range of Dermalogica Products.


Alan Williams - Comment
Alan Williams16 Aug 2011Reply
Are you sending free samples?

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