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The Essential Guide to Teenage Skin

March 14th, 2016

Understand your skin

To be able to remove unwanted spots, you need to realise why you are getting them. Teenage skin can be some of the hardest skin types to understand due to the constant changes we are experiencing.

Hormones play a massive part in our skin's health; we need them to make it 'glow' but if the balance shifts then the pimples can start to rear their ugly heads.

Blemishes and breakouts occur when the pores clog with dead skin cells and sebum (which is a natural oil that is produced by the skin). There are two levels of clogged pores; if the clogging occurs near the surface of the skin,whiteheads/blackheads appear but if it happens further down in the skin's layers it can cause pimples and acne cysts.

There are many natural remedies that can help to remove spots. Cupboard staples such as lemon juice and honey can reduce the appearance of spots due to the natural antibacterial properties that they contain and they can also dry out the pimples.

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Natural skin care can give your largest organ in the body the right amount of vitamins it needs to work efficiently. Organic skin care uses the natural products of plants to rejuvenate your skin and these products are very good for people who have sensitive skin.

Maintaining a balance between good and bad bacteria has benefits beyond the digestive tract; it can also affect the health of your skin. Probiotics provide your body with 'good' bacteria that is otherwise missing. Providing your body with the correct fuel allows it to work at its highest potential:

  • Drinking green tea will help due to its high level of antioxidants and it is also thought to reduce inflammation.
  • Deep cleansing your skin is essential to remove any unwanted dirt that sits in your pores.
  • Avoiding junk food will help to stop overproduction of oils, therefore enabling your skin to breathe and allowing the correct amount of oil production.
  • Replenishing your skin with the correct nutrients is paramount and this includes hydration.
  • Make sure you drink water regularly. This doesn't include teas and coffees which contain caffeine, as caffeine can have negative effects.

Tips to look your best

There are many ways in which you can help your skin to look its best and these can usually be a 'way of life', for example:

  • Making sure you wear the correct SPF factor to protect your skin from harmful rays.
  • Exfoliate regularly to remove dirt and dead skin cells although too much can disrupt the natural protective oils.
  • Smoking and alcohol both have damaging effects not only on the body but also on the skin and its appearance.
  • Make sure you have a balanced diet and exercise regularly as by doing so you will be able to get a better night's sleep and in turn your skin have the rest it needs.

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Skin specialists

If you are worried, or these tips are not helping you in the right way, you can always seek the help of a skincare specialist for more advice. Acne scarring and acne breakouts may need more attention and a professional will be able to help you with this. Take a look at Acne Clinic UK’s database of specialist practitioners.

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