Living with Teenage Acne

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Living with Teenage Acne

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You do not have to feel bad if you looked yourself into the mirror one
morning and found a disgusting looking zit because majority of teenagers
go through this distressing condition at some point of time in their teen
life. Clinical studies are of evident that almost 100% of all teens have
at least an occasional whitehead, blackhead or pimple.


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acne medicine, acne treatment, adult acne, clear up acne, clear acne, how
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You do not have to feel bad if you looked yourself into the mirror one
morning and found a disgusting looking zit because majority of teenagers
go through this distressing condition at some point of time in their teen
life. Clinical studies are of evident that almost 100% of all teens have
at least an occasional whitehead, blackhead or pimple.

Several changes occur in your body and emotions while you step into
adulthood because of hormone modifications. When hormones are highly
active, the glands that are attached to hair follicles (sebaceous glands)
produce more sebum—an oily substance that ―lives‖ within the pores. An
acne lesion (whitehead, blackhead or pimple) occurs when a hair follicle
becomes plugged with the sebum and dead skin cells that are always being
shed by the body. Brace yourself.


When acne begins sometime between the ages of ten and thirteen, it is
usually going to go on for five, or even ten, years! The most severe
cases in some teens stem from the development of comedomes. Comedones are
skin-coloured, small bumps that frequently show up on the forehead and
chin of those with acne. Some may be so small that they are not visible
to the naked eye – these are called microcomedones. The heaviest
breakouts will be at their worst at about 3 to 5 years after the first
comedones appear.


The pimples and blackheads you’re experiencing right now should disappear
sometime between ages of 20 and 25. However, the most severe cases --
nodular acne or cystic acne may not resolve until you’re 30 or over.

Most of all, try not to isolate yourself just because you’re breaking
out. Take a look around you. Lots of the kids you know are also walking
around with acne – your parents probably suffered with it as well when
they were adolescents. Ask them. Acne has not singled you out besides,
you’re not alone in feeling the way you do.
British teenagers conducted a survey and found that they are suffering
the same emotional pain that you are. Almost 40% of them have avoided
going to school because they were embarrassed. Over half of them felt
that acne prevented them from having a boyfriend or girlfriend. About
one-third said it got in the way of them being able to make friends. By
treating your acne properly, you can protect yourself from the emotional
effects of your condition, and you can stop the breakouts from getting
worse. Thanks to modern sciences, that is making the availability of
medications possible.

				
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