Teen age is no doubt an excellent phase and is also undoubtedly the most problematic age. As kids we long to become adults and live their life. As adults we yearn to become children and enjoy the bliss of childhood. The in between stage which is Teenage is the most confusing age. We are neither considered as adults nor as children during our teenage and so expectations of others from us keep confusing us. Adding to the mental confusions hormones causes so much of imbalances in us that right from mood swings to pimples and acnes, we experience all the unexpected.
While we do not have much control over many changes caused due to hormonal imbalances during teenage, one thing on which we have reasonable control is our skin problems. Many companions come uninvited and some of them are Acne, cysts, white heads, Black heads and pimples. These are highly embarrassing and cause tension due to their adamancy.
If you are suffering from teenage related skin problems like acne, remember, you are the only one suffering from the same. 90% of the teenagers around the world suffer from acne and other related skin problems.
Actually, what is Acne?
As mentioned earlier, during teenage hormones in the body undergoes tremendous changes. The Sebaceous Glands which are otherwise in simple terms known as skin’s oil glands secretes an oily fluid named Sebum. This gets formed on the surface of the skin entering through the pores in the skin’s surface. The cells on the surface then mix creating a clog. This clogs increases in number to form pimples.
Things that aggravate Acne
01. Scrubbing in a rash manner
While Acne are not caused by dust which has been an age old belief, the clogging due to which acne or pimples are formed gets irritated when the skin is scrubbed in a harsh manner. When the skin gets irritated, more oil is produced leading to increased clogging that results in increased number of Acne and pimples
02. Meddling with the pimples
Teenagers who get affected by Acne and pimples tend to feel like just picking them out and just throw them away. This habit becomes detrimental to the pimple or acne being touched as well as the other parts touched by the finger that touched the acne and pimples. The bacterium that spreads across through the fingers creates more acne and pimples.
03. Pressure on the skin
Many things we regularly use in our day to day life tighten the skin from different angles saving the dirt accumulating on the skin, spreading the resultant bacteria. Some such things that we regularly use are tight collars, back packs and vehicle helmets we wear.
04. Unbalanced hormones in women
The fluctuations in hormone levels in women, particularly during their menstrual cycle causes acne and pimples in women to a large extent
05. Food plays a significant role
Dairy products may be one of the reasons that cause and aggravate pimples and acne. This is because animals that give us dairy product are given foods that are rich in hormones. Due to this fact, the products they give out also tend to be rich in hormones causing fluctuations of the same in humans who consume them.
Prevention and cure for Acnes in Teenage
Prevention is certainly better than cure, more so with teenage acnes. We have provided some effective ways to prevent and cure acnes that appear during teen age so the teenagers and their parents could benefit out of the same
Keeping your skin clean is the most important aspect to prevent as well as cure the acnes. When the skin is cleaned, it gets protection from getting affect with dirt and oil created by sebaceous gland. This will help the skin to be healthy in today’s context as well as avoid any breakdowns in the future. Ensure good quality soft cleansers are used on your skin to clean the same so further damage is not done to the skin.
Irrespective of the type of skin breakouts causes damage to the skin. While oily skin directly causes skin breakouts dry skin too cause the same since our body compensates for the lack of oil in the dry skin. Using the wrong products may also make the skin coarse and hard. Start using good quality moisturizers on the skin. Add to the same a little bit of sunscreen when you venture out on the sun. This will help the skin maintain a good texture and at the same time avoid you from getting tanned due to the heat of the sun.
3. Exfoliate the skin
Exfoliating is one of the key processes in maintaining the skin in a proper manner. Usually products that exfoliate the skin comes in cream form and many quality ones are available. Choose the right one for you and exfoliate your skin. When you use an exfoliating cream, apply it and gently massage for a couple of minutes before you wash off the face. This will help your skin get rid of dust and dirt that sits on the follicles damaging the skin further
4. Tone your skin
Applying a toner after exfoliating the skin is absolutely important so that the pores which got cleared from dirt and dust after the exfoliation process remains clean. Using toning creams also helps in tighten the pores in the skin. Witch Hazel toners and those made of Apple Cider Vinegar helps a lot in toning the skin while keeping acne away.
5. Don’t meddle with your face
It is the habit of every youngster to meddle with their facial skin every now and then. Avoid touching the facial skin frequently since the dirt in your hands may settle in the face making the complete effort put in exfoliating the same a waste. This may also result in inflammation making the skin turn red
6. Drink plenty of water
Drink as much water as possible. Drinking minimum 8 to 10 glass full of water on a daily basis increases the elasticity of the skin clearing the pores and making the skin glow with radiance. Drinking a lot of water helps your skin manage its texture in a finer manner
7. Healthy diet
While eating junk food can cause damage to your skin in an indirect way to some extent, not having food that is high in nutritional value also is a major reason for getting skin related problems. Ensure you add fruits, whole grains and vegetables to your diet in a regular manner. Have food items that have high nutritional value so the good effects of the same gets reflected in your skin
8. Pillow covers matter
People suffering from acne must ensure they change their pillow covers at least once in a week so that their skin remains safely away from the dirt and bacteria on the pillow covers. Ensure these pillow covers are washed in skin friendly detergent so no allergy is caused to the skin owing to this factor
9. Kick away stress
Researches show that stress is main cause for many physical ailments, skin problems being the major ones among them. Keep away from stress and avoid getting involved in activities that may cause stress. When your mind is free of stress, it remains rejuvenated keeping your skin healthy and glowing
10. Exercise regularly
An optimized blood flow in the body helps keeps the skin healthy and rick looking. Exercising regularly helps optimize blood flow in the body. Exercise regularly and ensure you take bath after exercising so that the sweat and oils created during exercise doesn’t clog causing damage to the skin
11. Benzoyl Peroxide is highly helpful
Use products which have 3% or lesser quantities of Benzoyl Peroxide on the skin which enables growth of new cells on the skin. Benzoyl Peroxide is available in various forms and you can use them as soaps or lotions. The cleansing activity they do is a thorough one providing goodness for the existing cells.
12. Salicylic Acids help
Use Salicylic acids removes the dead skin cells while regenerates new skin cells. When the skin around the acne regions dry off, acne tend to fade over a period of time. Regularly using products that are rich in Salicylic acids helps get rid of Acne quickly in a pain free manner
13. Sulphur is an anti-Acne product
Breakouts on the skin happen when there is increased oil content get lessened in the skin. Sulphur clears off the excess oil content protecting the skin from break outs in an effective manner. Use products that have sulphur content to safeguard your skin from acnes and pimples
14. Using Retinoid will help
Dissolving the grime accumulated on the skin and clearing out the clogs formed over the skin will solve many skin related problems including acnes. Retinoid which is high in Vitamin A helps in an efficient manner to clear off these clogs and dissolving the grime accumulated on the skin. Use Retinoid frequently as recommended to get rid of acnes and pimples particularly during teen age
15. Tea Tree Oil is highly effective
The antibacterial qualities of Tea Tree Oil work on the microbes which are the basic causes for your skin pores getting clogged. Take a little bit of Tea Tree Oil and apply very gently on the acnes. Applying excess of Tea Tree Oil may make the skin red causing irritation
16. Facial peels will do wonders
Getting rid of microbes and dead skin will help safeguard oneself from skin related problems and in particular acnes. The gel form in which facial peels comes helps in getting rid of these microbes and dead skins reducing the occurrence of skin break out. Such facial peels also helps in maintaining the skin healthy when used regularly.
17. Treating through Laser
Glands that remain underneath the skin secreting oils is the main cause for many of the skin related issues more predominantly acnes. Laser treatments provide effective solution for this problem by killing the oil secreting glands underneath the skin. While it may be a painful experience the solution provided appears to be worth the pain
18. Treatment through light
This is a kind of treatment where a unique wand is used to slam the bacteria with the help of soft pulses of light rays. This is a painless and easy way to get rid of skin breakouts in an effective manner
19. Sleep well
Sleeping well helps the body to rejuvenate the skin cells. Ensure you sleep at a fixed time every day. Sleeping for eight hours completely helps your body to help your skin remain healthy and glowing
20. Apply make up with oil free products
Avoiding make up is the first recommendation for those people who are suffering from severe acnes and pimples. However, if you cannot avoid makeup at least use only oil-free products for making up. Using low quality make up products which can be harsh on skin may cause more damage to the skin. Remember, heavy makeup done to hide those skin breakouts is always harmful to skin since it is going to clog the pores throughout the day till the makeup is done away with
21. Use clean gadgets
By gadgets, we do not mean the creams and other stuff that touches your face regularly. We mean the electronic items that come very close to your face, sometimes even touching them. Some such gadgets we could think of are ear phones and mobile phones. Get them cleaned regularly particularly when you are using them after someone else has used them.
Teenage is a wonderful stage in life. Whether or not you have acne and pimple glowing with radiance in that young age is of high importance. Ensure nothing comes your way to spoil your looks. Take care of your skin in a meticulous manner by cultivating healthy habits and we bet you will just enjoy your teenage without any blemishes