What is Teen Acne?
Acne is a skin disease caused by inflammation of follicles (skin pores).
What are the main causes of teen acne?
Sebum production is among major causes of acne. The procedure is as follows: first due to some reason production of sebum increases. This can be, for example, abnormal level of hormones, which is common, for example, for teen age (adolescence). Then the excess sebum, which is generated by sebaceous glands located in follicles – skin pores containing hairs, mixes with dead skin cells and fills these pores, causing their inflammation – and that is already acne.
So, teen acne is one of the most common forms of acne. Almost 100% of people in the age between 12 to 17 years old suffer from this disease. It is however individual – that means that some of boys and girls tend to have just a few acne spots, whilst others have a plenty of them throughout all skin. This depends not only on hormones, but also on other factors – for example, stresses, which are very common in teenage and also favor appearance of acne.
So, teen acne is caused not just by hormones. There are some external factors as well – mostly general causes of different types of acne – for example, inappropriate diet. A teenager’s nutrition must include healthy products, such as fresh vegetables and fruits, as well as milk products and fish, and of course not only chips and hamburgers – food, which is very common amongst youngsters. Surely, not to mention that smoking and drinking alcohol is a severe infringement of any regime.
As for teen acne treatment, as it is with all other types of acne, it is rather difficult to find an effective cure to treat teen acne. However, treatment of teen acne includes almost the same measures as prevention – consuming more vitamins, proper eating, thorough skin care, and so on. This may also include hormonal treatment of teen acne. Remember, that every problem has its cause and its way of solution. And teen acne is not an exclusion, not depending on its severity.