Natural Beauty

Blackheads and More!

Filed under: Acne,Teens,Womens World — admin

Teen Skin

“What’s it all about??? Hormones, blackheads, whiteheads, androgens, acne….did I ask for all this? I don’t want to be a spotty teenager!

Zits are not nice things. One minute you’re looking cool and the next time you look in the mirror, your face is covered in zits and you feel like hiding away for a while”.

Been there, done that – as we all have….

And the good news is that there are ways to help teenage skin problems – considerably.

But first, let’s take a look at what’s happening. Teenage skin has cells that are being produced at an optimum rate. As a consequence, the skin is plump, bright and well coloured.
The elastin and collagen are working well and the skin is, in many respects, in great shape.

But…those (dreaded) hormones increase the production of oil from the sebaceous glands and it becomes more than a 50/50 bet that the oil ducts will get blocked, resulting in those annoying blackheads and whiteheads. Behind the blocked ducts, the acne bacteria grows quickly and the result is inflammation and possibly a shiny skin. Not nice, but manageable.

Teenage hormonal changes cannot be avoided, but the effect they have on the skin can be minimised if action is taken.

Firstly, cut the rubbish out of the diet. If you fill up on burgers, fries and alcopops, you’re fuelling the fire – those zits will love you! Eat fruit – tons of it and drink gallons of water. Get a couple of litres of fresh water a day (minimum) into your body – and make this a habit for your lifetime.

Secondly, here are some practical tips to help those breakouts.

  • Never squeeze zits and make sure you’ve washed your hands well before touching your skin.
  • Avoid lashings of “war paint” which will stop your skin breathing – let your natural beauty shine through!
  • Adopt a regular cleansing routine that removes grime but doesn’t strip the skin.
  • Use a cotton ball dipped in Milk of Magnesia to zap the spots.
  • Moisturisers – no need to go expensive here, just use one that has antioxidants and a sun protection factor of 15.

And finally, remember that these skin eruptions will most likely magically disappear in your late teens or early twenties.

Jan has a wealth of personal experience in the field of skin care. She believes in the “whole” approach to skin care, rather than just relying on “quick fix” lotions. Taking time out from her “day job” as a corporate model, Jan shares the secrets of looking great for the camera – and dispels many of the myths about skin care.

Dealing With Teenage Acne – The Common Sense Approach

Filed under: Acne,Teens — admin

The best way to manage Teenage Acne is through the application of the age old common sense. Changing one’s diet should be implemented in order to deal with acne effectively. Certain experts will claim that diet does not play a part in acne but; diet does play a major role in overall good health and well being and hence is a glaring place to start. Removing fatty foods, processed carbohydrates, chocolate and sweets and replacing them with vegetables, fruits and lots of pure drinking water will go a long way to remove toxins through the bowel system rather than have them manifesting through the skin.

Keeping dirty hands away from the face and keeping hair from the face will help to keep the face clean. Facial acne spots are usually open and are hence liable to infection. The practice of good hygiene is always advised.

The stress of a bad relationship the stress and examinations can all worsen acne in teenage years. Regularly practicing any form of stress reduction procedure could help reduce the precipitation of acne. Teenage boys are not always receptive to meditation but may be willing to take up Aikido, one of the meditative marshal arts.

Teachers and parents should be compassionate and should not belittle the problem of acne skin. Those who have lived through an acne skin problem know that it is possible to emerge unscarred, with a clear skin. However, this fact is not something that the teenager will be considering. All the teenager has is the present moment and in this moment he has spots. Sensitivity is desirable.

There is often a great temptation on the sufferer’s part to use harsh skin scrubs and preparations on the acne in an attempt to relieve the problem. This often aggravates the condition instead of making it better. Mild and gentle acne skin care preparations are preferable. Teenage boys may need more encouragement to use mild facial skin cleanser on their facial acne.

If acne skin problem does not improve after applying common sense measures to help the skin, medical help should be sort.

The temptation to pick the spots must be resisted at all cost. Most often it is the picking of the acne spots that introduces infection which in turn causes scarring.

Girls will be tempted to use make-up to cover the acne. This will often make the situation worse. If make up absolutely must be worn the wearer should look for brands that claim to be non-comedogenic. Boys with acne will face a experience worsening when they need to start shaving. Experimentation will be required with wet and dry shaves to see which works best.

About The Author: Suzie Goldie is a seasoned skin care products expert. She owns a great skin care products online store. Suzie offers quality acne skin care products that have been shown to work.