According to experts, more than 80% of young people suffer from acne during adolescence. Whilst we all have acne for different reasons, everyone agrees it’s a nuisance that we’d like to see disappear, right? So is your not sure why you get pimples and spots or how to get rid of them, keep reading until the end.
Juvenile acne is the type of acne that appears during puberty. It is usually characterized by the appearance of blackheads, comedones, pimples, spots and in many cases, even cysts with pus which appear on the face, back, shoulders and neck.
During the stage of puberty there are major hormonal changes. These changes cause greater productivity in the sebaceous glands creating an excess of sebum. This excess remains in the pores but at the same time dries up. This dry sebum and bacteria in our skin causes the pores to clog up and as a result, we have what we call acne.
As we have already anticipated, hormones and sebaceous glands are very active during this stage of our live.
The adrenal glands (found in the ovaries and testes) secrete a large amount of sex hormones. These hormones stimulate the sebaceous glands of the skin, which are responsible for creating sebum, sometimes in large quantities. If not properly eliminated, this excess oil from our skin accumulates in the pore and can give rise to comedones (blackheads) and inflammation of the skin.
Our skin in adolescence is prone to having such as pimples and spots but there are also other external factors that can aggravate the situation:
• Dirt and traces of dry sebum or excess bacteria on the skin.
• Pollution and contamination in large cities makes our skin dirtier.
• Abrasive exfoliants that are harsh to already damaged skin.
• Products that aim to remove oil from the skin. This in the end can cause the opposite effect as the body over produces oil and creating new areas for acne to develop.
Good news is we can choice a daily routine so that our acne does not get worse:
• Daily cleaning with mild soaps that don’t irritate the skin. Avoiding products such as high pH soaps that break the natural pH of the skin and excessively remove oil from your face.
• Use a correct moisturizing treatment. Having oily skin doesn’t mean that it is hydrated skin.
• Choice a healthy lifestyle.
• Use cosmetics creams that help control acne such as Salicylic Acid, which decongests pores, eliminates dead leftover cells and has anti-bacterial properties.
• Use cosmetics containing Retinol, a cosmetic active ingredient that has a proven record of improving skin with acne.
• Don’t squeeze pimples, spots or blackheads since we will only get worse and leave scars.
If you have moderate or severe acne, we recommend that you visit a dermatologist.
So that you can deal with the outbreaks of pimples, spots and blacheads we recommend a specific treatment which can take care of acneic skin in adolescence.
• Hydrating base with sun protection to prevent marks or scars if you expose yourself to the sun.
• Active Salicylic Acid to exfoliate your skin. Cleans the pores, penetrating in depth.
• Active Retinol is one of the active ingredients that has traditionally been used to control acne skin breakouts.
• Active Vitamin E that helps the skin in the natural regeneration process, helping to visibly reduce the scars that spots and blackheads can leave. Also thanks to its antioxidant effect, it will help prevent the signs of ageing
If you have oily skin and want an extra "non-greasy hydration" you can include Hyaluronic Acid in your treatment.
If you have sensitive skin, you will surely find our article an interesting read for the treatment of sensitive skin with acne.
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