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Acne and Teen Self-Esteem

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Teenager acne, this one of the most common type of acne found. Around 75% of the total population suffers mainly from this specially teenagers.

It is often seen that the teens who suffer from depression because of their looks have gone through terrible consequences. In the present times looks are given more value than the inner being of any person. Some teenagers can even become bulimic or anorexic because of their distorted looks.

Many a time’s kids are also seen to be hiding or restricting themselves from social gatherings because now day’s kids are also conscious about their looks. All these situations develop in the people of different stages when the pressure of looking ‘good’ is forced upon them.

The myth is that only teenagers get acne.

Did you know that infants can get acne? And also five percent of women who are over 40 still get acne, because it’s triggered by their monthly cycle. They will continue to get it until they reach menopause. Even one percent
of men still get acne at the same age. Acne is most likely to occur during times of hormonal imbalance. The hormonal imbalance causes oil secretions to increase and mix with dead skin cells on the skin’s surface. This combination results in acne. Although acne is going to occur, there are some methods and techniques that can be used to prevent and reduce teenage acne.

At the onset of puberty, the body begins to produce androgen’s; which are a certain type of hormone. Usually, more boys than girls experience severe teenage acne because the male hair follicles on the skin are blocked very easily. Once the extra oil combines with the dead skin and even dirt within the hair follicle, acne will occur in the form of redness, blackheads, or even pustules on the skin’s surface.

A good skin regimen can help reduce or prevent teenage acne. Following such a regimen will typically help reduce the intensity of acne outbursts as well. It is wise to wash the facial skin every hour with cool water, especially after exercising or working out. Before bed, a mild soap and astringent should be used to remove any remaining dirt, make-up, or dead skin from the pores. After washing the face, an acne prevention cream can be used, especially if there is acne activity present. Most over-the-counter acne creams consist of sculpture, retinoic acid, salicylic acid, benzyl peroxide, or azelaic acid. There are more natural products that include sandalwood powder, cedar wood, herbal masks, aloe vera, lavender oil, rosewater, lemon juice, scrubs and clay masks and the main thing is to drink lots of water.

Perhaps you’ve been told that if you just improve your hygiene, your acne will go away. Again, this is a myth. In fact, washing your face too much is likely to aggravate the blemishes, and may even make the outbreak worse.

The bottom line is that it’s the overproduction of body oils that clogs the pores and causes acne, and constant washing can’t change that. Another myth is that getting out in the sun helps to dry out the excess oils, but that’s wrong as well. All you’re going to do is risk getting sunburn, premature aging and maybe even skin cancer when you’re older.