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Top 4 Teenage Skin problems

March 10th, 2016

teenager skin guide

Being a teenager can be hard as our bodies experience various changes and many of these are visible on the skin.

What are the top 4 types of skin problems in teenagers?

1. Spots, pimples and acne are just some of the hardships for teenage skin.

These outbursts can appear at different levels of severity but they can all cause insecurities and even depression. When we are teenagers, our hormones are in abundance allowing spots and acne to form. Hormones don't just stop there; they can cause an increase in the size of sebaceous glands and the amount of oil they produce creates a perfect 'home' for spots.

2. Stress can play havoc with not only our mind, but our skin too. During extremely stressful periods, you may not only find that you have more breakouts, but sometimes breakouts can be worse than ever and you may develop a rash, too. This is called a ‘stress rash’ and can appear anywhere on the body. It can be itchy; it can have raised bumps; it can be sore to the touch and sometimes even cause a burning sensation.

3. Eczema: Stress and hormones alone are enough to deal with but it doesn't stop there. Eczema is a skin condition that can appear anywhere on the body. Appearing in patches, the skin becomes rough and inflamed, which can also cause itching and even bleeding. Although the cause of Eczema is unknown, it is thought to be brought on through allergies and stress, and can also be hereditary.

4. Sweating, night sweats and hot flushes are also something a lot of us teenagers have to deal with. Hormones can cause an imbalance in the body, whether you have too many or not enough.

Being a teenager can be a difficult time and these are just a few of the things that we may have to face. If you are struggling with a condition, then always seek the help of a professional.

How do you get rid of spots?

teenagers skincare guideThere are many ways to get rid of spots, from home remedies to over the counter medications, and sometimes more serious solutions. Home remedies can work if you use something such as lemon juice (this has natural antibiotic properties and can dry up the pimples). If you decide to use cleansers, then always make sure you choose the ones best suited to your skin and ensure they are not oil-based products.

General skin care tips

To give your skin the best chance of a ‘healthy glow’, you need to make sure that you have a good skin care routine. Ensure that any products you use are not oil based as this can have a negative effect. Removing any grease from day to day moisturisers and skin products is essential, as is replenishing any vitamins that may have been lost.

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