The prevalence of acne vulgaris is around 95% of teenagers and youths, so most likely you were also fighting with the annoying breakouts at least for once in your teen years.
With puberty on the rise, a steep incline in hormones causes sebum production to soar. One of them are androgens, the male hormones that both boys and girls have, that cause the overly oily complexion. All the excess oil mixed together with dead skin cells form a plug within the pore that is a trap for bacteria. Acne in young years is more inflammatory than the cases that appear during adulthood – that is because of the widespread oil production that is the dream state for blemishes like blackheads, whiteheads, pustules and cystic acne. The traces of this skin condition can be seen on the back, chest, upper arms and, of course, the face.
Boys typically experience more severe forms of disease while females typically show milder forms of acne.
Focus on maintaining a good and kind routine. The first step towards clear skin is effective yet gentle cleansing every morning and night.
The second step is deep cleansing and exfoliation with masks. It is good to indulge your face at least once a week.
The third step is moisturising daily without the fear that the skin will become even oilier.
BREAK OUT OF THE BREAKOUT CYCLE
Acne is a skin disorder that messes up many peoples’ lives and emotional states – it is by no means a fun problem to tackle. It is not life threatening, but it affects the quality of life by creating a psychological burden. But it can be treated and in mild cases it can be controlled by skin care products. The worst thing to do is ignore it – mild cases can progress into a more serious forms and damage the skin to the point of scarring.
Therefore, it is vitally important to stick to a regular skin care regimen. As we mentioned before, bad hygiene or the lack of cleansing are not among the causes of this disease but incorporating a strict daily skin care definitely will help.