Tips to Prevent Teen Acne

Many teens experience acne at some point and it can cause the teen to feel awkward and self-conscious. Each teen can experience acne differently. One may go through life with just a few issues. Others may have much more intense reactions and longer periods of reaction. Acne is a skin condition that is caused when hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It usually appears on the face, forehead, upper back, chest and shoulders and causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples.

What are the Symptoms?

Acne signs and symptoms vary depending on the severity of your condition:

  • Pimples
  • Whiteheads
  • Blackheads
  • Small red, tender bumps

Tips to Preventing Teen Acne

There are a lot of factors that can cause a teen’s acne, but there are still ways to control it. Some are below. Schedule an appointment with Alaska Family Dermatology to get control of your acne now.

Keeping the Area Clean

Keeping the area where acne is seen clean is crucial and also important for a healthy skin routine. For the face, it is important for your teen to wash their face twice a day, no more, with mild soap and warm water. You want to try to gently massage the skin with soap, too much scrubbing can cause irritation to the affected skin.

Choose the Correct Skincare Products

Comedogenic products block the pores of the skin and want to be avoided. Comedogenic products can include Avocado butter/oil, Argan Oil, Soybean Oil, Hemp Oil, and more. It is important to research labels and discuss them with your Pediatrician before using products regularly.

Eating a Healthy Diet Can Help

Diet can affect teen acne, some are affected more than others. A low-glycemic diet, which can eliminate spikes in blood sugar is one way to help. As blood sugar rises the body releases a hormone called insulin, excess insulin in your blood can cause your oil glands to produce more oil, not good for acne prevention. Limit consumption of dairy products and eat more vegetables, fruits, and whole grains! Your dermatologist can help you work with your diet.

Visit Your Dermatlogist

Book an appointment now. Our Dermatologist will get to know you and your situation. We can then better diagnose and recommend some of the options above as well as prescribed products. Our goal is to get your skin healthy as fast as possible and get you radiant!