Teen acne

In my previous post i shared some tips on how to use blended cucumber as an alternative treatment to acne. I did more research on acne treatments and this time it's for my teenage daughter. Like most teens she also experience having pimples or mild acne. Mild acne is considered a normal condition of puberty continuing throughout the teen years. During puberty increased levels of androgen hormones stimulate the sebaceous glands to grow and produce more sebum. When there is excess sebum production, the follicle can become plugged, the skin cells of the follicle lining shed more quickly and can form sticky clumps. Bacteria and dead skin cells can combine with the sebum in the clogged pore.

For teenagers it is best to treat acne the natural way, here are some general tips to make the skin pimple or acne free:
To cleanse an acne-prone face, rinse well with warm water and pat dry with a clean soft towel. Gently wash it twice a day. Avoid scrubbing with washcloth or use harsh, high pH soaps or abrasive cleansers, too much friction can worsen the acne. A mild calendula soap is fine. Avoid over washing your face since this can make it dry and irritated. Skin must maintain the proper pH levels to be healthy. A lot of skin products contain chemicals, preservatives, fragrance or coloring agents, these chemicals can make the problem worse. So beware of using these types of skin products, and make sure they are hypoallergenic or made of organic or natural ingredients.

2 comments:

bOjoy October 4, 2008 at 5:15 AM  

hi mommy elvZ... i also had acnes when i was in my teens, never thought it was an allergc reaction to the foods i eat like bagoong and others. but when i got pregnant i noticed that my skin was getting clear, esp when na nganaK na ako. now i seldom have acne na! ~~~ヾ(^∇^)

mommy elvz October 6, 2008 at 4:45 PM  

Hello bojoy thanks for sharing your experience, foods have contributing factor din talaga in getting acnes.

Ako nman i was lucky i never had, kaya itong daughter ko i'm the one doing all the research for her.

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