Acne

What is Acne?

The clogging of your pores is what is known as Acne! It can be caused by the accumulation of sebum, bacteria, dead skin cells, dirt or a combination of those factors! If you don’t remember, sebum is an oily substance released from your pores in an attempt to help moisturize your skin.

Acne in Teenagers

As long as you keep your skin clean and moisturized, your pores will likely be on their best behaviour. But when you’re undergoing puberty, your pores tend to act out as though they’re the teenagers and you’re the parent. Puberty is the reason why acne is usually more prevalent in teenagers.

Your pores seem to be overstimulated by the hormonal changes in your body when you’re going through puberty, so they release more sebum (from the sebaceous glands in your skin).  This excessive production and release of sebum can result in the clogging of your pores. More sebum, more clogging, more acne, less happy.

But don’t really get upset over this, little ones. Just keep cleaning and moisturizing your face at least twice daily, and you’ll be golden. A lot of skin care companies target their products towards teenagers because they’re more likely to have acne (thanks puberty). So don’t let acne get you down because those companies are going to play the sympathy card and swindle you for more money than you really need to spend.

Next week, we’ll talk about the different types of Acne! Until then, take care, kiddies.

 

Nemours Foundation. 2013. Acne. KidsHealth.org. <http://kidshealth.org/kid/grow/body_stuff/acne.html&gt; March 28, 2013.

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Acne

  1. Pingback: Acne – Types | Know Your Body and Health

  2. Good day I am so grateful I found your blog, I really found you by mistake, while I was looking on Askjeeve for something else, Anyways I am here now
    and would just like to say thanks for a tremendous post and
    a all round interesting blog (I also love the theme/design),
    I don’t have time to read it all at the moment but I have bookmarked it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the awesome job.

  3. It’s really a nice and useful piece of information. I am glad that you just shared this helpful info with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s