Teenage is a challenging and exciting phase of one's life. Ironically, this is also a difficult phase, psychologically and physiologically. Teenage is also the time when skin sometimes becomes impossible to manage - acne, blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, rashes, cold sores, sun burns, eczema. This is perhaps the right time to establish a regular complete skin care routine which can go a long way in preventing future skin issues such as acne scarring, sun damage, fine lines or discoloration. Check out skincare tips for teens. Find out a beneficial skincare regimen for teenagers.
Acne affects nearly 90% of the 12 to 17 age group, at least occasionally, according to the American Academy of Dermatologists. If left untreated, acne can cause scars that lead to emotional pain and social stigma. Acne occurs when the skin become clogged by sebum during puberty. Acne breakouts which leave many a teenager depressed are found mostly on the T zones - the forehead, nose and chin areas, areas that have more number of oil producing glands.
Tips to prevent acne breakouts
It is estimated that 89% of teenagers suffer outbreak of pimples at some point of time. A pimple is caused when skin cells clump and plug the excess oil produced by the oil glands. Increased production of Androgen is attributed by dermatologists to cause pimples. While pimples can flare up any time, they leave an embarrassing red scar behind. Tips to prevent pimples:
These show up as tender pimples, more on the edges of lips. They seem to be caused by herpes virus and are contagious. This virus continues to stay in the body that is in other words, if they make their appearance once, chances are they will definitely reappear.
The sun's harmful rays can cause skin rashes, tanning and related ailments. However, the sun is not all that bad, and bodies need to create vitamin D with the help of the sun.
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Nutrition and diet
The old adage ‘you are what you eat’ is true although expert opinions differ on this issue. However, eating a balanced nutritious diet plays a major role on how skin behaves. Drinking plenty of water is important for a glowing complexion. Water aids digestion and absorption of food. It helps to regulate body temperature and carries nutrients to the skin and waste away from the cells.
A diet high in fruits and vegetables is best. This coupled with regular exercise can increase the blood flow and provide the healthy glow to the skin.
Skin is repairable but not replaceable. Essentially, the appearance and condition of the skin is influenced by family history, lifestyle and hormonal changes and to top it all, skin care routine. Dedicate 5 -10 minutes each morning for skin care and healthier and cleaner skin should be yours for a lifetime.