During puberty and the teenage years acne can be very difficult to deal with. The body begins to start producing hormones which makes the oil glands over-active. The extra oil then mixes and combines with dead skin cells, sometimes dirt and bacteria on the skin and can get clogged in pores. If a pore gets clogged with dead skin cells, oil, dirt and bacteria a pimple forms.
The pimple doesn’t form immediately. It usually takes 2 weeks and sometimes even 2 months for a pimple to surface where you can see them. This can make a teenager feel embarrassed, self-conscious and can even lower self-esteem.
You may not be able to reduce the amount of oil produced during the teen years and prevent pimples form ever forming without a prescription, but you can help them heal faster and make them less noticeable.
Home Acne Treatment for Teenagers
Many girls start wearing makeup and boys begin to shave. But these actions can lead to acne breakouts. Avoid wearing makeup if possible, or use makeup that is non-comedogenic or hypo-allergenic so that the skin doesn’t get irritated and make more pimple. Boys should avoid shaving every day and always use clean and good blades. Dirty blades can put bacteria into the skin and cause severe irritation.
Popping pimples may seem like the ideal way to get rid of a pimple fast, but often popping a pimple just irritates it and makes the pimple worse. Also if you pop a pimple the pimple you will spread more bacteria on your face and another breakout of zits can breakout in a few weeks because of popping one pimple.
Often acne products come with harsh ingredients that do work, but may irritate your skin leaving your skin not looking as fresh as you would like it too. But making your own homemade cleansers or facial scrubs using natural ingredients will allow your skin to take in the natural vitamins it needs and your skin won’t get irritated.
A simple lemon sugar facial scrub will help to clean out the skin and get rid of acne. Lemon or any citrus fruit is full of vitamin C which is good for the skin. Use a few drops of lemon oil, preferably squeezed fresh from the peel, a teaspoon of almond oil – helps keep the skin hydrated, and one tablespoon of brown sugar – exfoliates the skin. Mix all the ingredients together and gently scrub onto the skin and rinse off with warm water.
Best Acne Treatment for Teenagers
Fortunately for teenagers skin bounces back quickly and can handle products that contain strong ingredients. Products that have benzoyl peroxide may not be suitable for older people but works perfectly for teenagers. Teenagers need a strong cleanser that will help to wash away all the extra oils, dirt, dead skin cells and bacteria. A cleanser with weak ingredients won’t be able to handle teenagers skin.
Salicylic acid is also a powerful cleanser that is gentler on the skin than benzoyl peroxide. Use creams and moisturizers that have natural ingredients and you will be acne free and have the confidence that you need.