Looks can affect everything for a teen. That's why, for them, having acne can seem like the end of the world. The truth is, that it is not. Acne affects practically everyone at some point and treating teenage acne can be easy.
When treating teenage acne, we need to first understand the causes of acne. Acne is an inflammation of the skin. It is caused by dirt and oil which has become trapped under the skin's surface.
Sometimes, however, acne still occurs even when you practice good skincare routines. This is probably because of hormone imbalance. During puberty and all throughout the teenage years, hormone levels skyrocket and fluctuate due to the many changes a person experiences in his or her body. Acne becomes an unfortunate product of these hormonal imbalances, as well. This is also why teenagers are the most common people who suffer from acne breakouts.
With this in mind, make sure to regularly cleanse skin properly in order to prevent acne from forming. But what if acne is already present? Here are some effective ways in treating teenage acne.
Cleansing The Skin
Even if you regularly clean your skin, it is not assurance that you will not get acne. This is because acne can be caused by many different factors.
You need to be gentle on your skin. So it's important that you choose a gentle cleanser for your face, especially if you have moderate to severe acne. You should wash your skin regularly, but not too often. Overwashing can irritate the skin, strip natural oils, and disrupt the balance, which in turn can cause more oil production and more acne.
Your choice of cleanser is also crucial. Regular soap will likely not do. Most people have a separate cleanser for the body and the face, because the face is more sensitive than the rest of your body. We recommend using a cleanser that balances these two crucial factors of skincare: (1) Hydrating your skin and (2) Fighting off acne-causing bacteria. Finding the balance between these two functions can guarantee you healthy and blemish-free skin.
There are so many products available in the market that are specifically formulated to treat teenage acne for various skin types. You should choose carefully. Don't be afraid to experiment until you find the product that is right for you.
In general, skin care products that are made of organic and natural ingredients are safer and more effective.
Regular And Proper Exfoliation
Exfoliation is the process of gently scrubbing the skin in order to remove deep seated dirt and dead skin cells that cling to the healthy cells. Regular exfoliation is recommended if you want to have healthy and beautiful skin. The process is best done after washing your face with a mild cleanser.
There are many brands of facial scrubs available on the market. Again, choose an organic and natural one if you can, the Treeactiv Four-in-One Acne Treatment. More than just exfoliator, this product is designed to cleanse, exfoliate, and heal.
Regular exfoliation prevents the accumulation of dead skin cells and debris that can clog pores and cause acne. Skin exfoliation must be done one to two times per week.
Choosing Your Skin Care Products
When it comes to skin care, less is more. Often, the products that you use for your skin, such as lotions, sunscreens, cosmetics, and others, may contain ingredients that clog the pores of your skin. We recommend that you look for products labeled as non-comedogenic.
Non-comedogenic products are specially formulated to avoid further blockage of the skin’s pores. The term comes from the word comedo, which refers to a “blocked pore”. These types of products can help give you healthier and smoother skin, thanks to little to zero blocked pores.
When choosing skin care products and cosmetics, make sure to go with those which do not contain harmful chemicals that can irritate or over-dry the skin. Treeactiv’s Acne Eliminating Face Cream is a good example of an all-natural, non-comedogenic product that helps unclog pores, removes excess oil and dead skin cells, and keeps your face clean and healthy.
You should also check the products that you use for your hair -- such as hair gel, shampoos, and conditioners. These products tend to be oily and have the tendency to run down your face when rinsing, which can cause some reactions if your skin is particularly sensitive.
A quick tip is to also wash your face after you’ve fully rinsed your conditioner in the shower.
A Healthy Diet For Healthy Skin
The manifestations of teenage acne might be external. However, blemishes and pimples can also be caused by internal factors. One of the best ways you can take care of your skin is to follow a holistic approach. This means taking care of your body, from the inside out, and looking at the whole picture.
You should be careful with what you put inside -- and outside -- of your body. Eating a healthy diet, with a lot of fruits and vegetables can help you have healthy and beautiful skin. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water, since this is the #1 way your body can regulate itself.
As a supplement to a healthy diet, proper skin care practices, and regular exercise, there are a number of food supplements that can contribute to healthy skin. TreeActiv Skin Savior pills are a good example. These pills, taken twice daily, contain a specific blend of potent nutrients which have been clinically proven to work together to help eliminate acne and clear complexion from the inside out.
Often, people tend to fuss too much on how to take care of their skin that they forget to take care of their overall health. Your body’s general health and wellness is just as important in taking care of your skin.
Consulting A Professional Dermatologist
In some cases of severe teenage acne - especially endless cystic breakouts, going to a dermatologist might be a necessary course of action. A dermatologist will be able to tell you what you can do to safely and effectively treat your acne.
Your dermatologist may refer you to an aesthetician and they can work together to formulate a comprehensive regimen for the treatment of your teenage acne.
Remember: Do not self-medicate. Do not try any Rx medications without consulting a licensed doctor.
Stressing About Acne Might Be Counter-Productive
Having teenage acne is normal. It's important not to be overly stressed about it. If you get too stressed, it might make your conditions worse.
When we are stressed, we often form unhealthy mannerisms or habits. One of this is pimple popping. The fact that pimples and blemishes never go away quickly (no matter what treatment types we use), the temptation to pop them can be counterproductive. Don’t forget the inexplicable satisfaction some people get when they pop a pimple on their own. Such activities are, without a doubt, best left to professionals - dermatologists and estheticians.
Self-control is necessary to avoid scarring. But not all of us can be strong-willed at all times. Thankfully, there are such products as the TreeActiv Oil-Free Advanced Skin Repair Serum. If you have past and existing acne scars, this is the product for you. Simply massage a small amount over face and neck, or wherever your scars are.
Keep in mind that nothing in life is permanent, even acne. Just keep doing the things necessary to keep your skin healthy. Try your best to live a healthy lifestyle by eating right, getting enough exercise, and seeking medical assistance when necessary.