How to Target Teenage Acne

girls-outsideBeing a teenager is hard enough as it is— not only can the social aspects of high school be damaging enough but the hormonal changes that happen to your body can send you into a whirlwind of hurt. If you or your child is suffering from teenage acne, combat it now and quickly by following the below steps.

  1. Habits

Kids will be kids and habits will always be hard to break. However, habits that involve things like constantly touching your face or eating greasy foods can contribute to teenage acne and severe breakouts. Get yourself or your child into the habit of avoiding touching their face and eating greasy foods like pizza and potato chips.

  1. Acne Products

The first step to combatting teenage acne is to get on a skincare regimen that involves acne products. Acne products typically contain salicylic acid, which is an acne treatment that is designed to target and dry out any acne blemishes. When choosing acne products make sure you get a face wash, facial toner, a moisturizer, and a spot treatment. By following a strict skincare regimen using the above listed products, acne can hopefully start to clear up.

  1. Dermatologist

If you notice that yours or your child’s acne simply won’t clear up, then it’s time to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist. The dermatologist will be able to asses the skin and see if there are any topical or oral antibiotics that may be used in order to combat the acne. During your first visit with a dermatologist, make sure you fully explain any patterns of your acne. For instance, does it tend to flare up during a menstrual period or during stress? These factors will help your dermatologist better determine whether or not your acne is hormonal or bacterial.

If you or a loved one is suffering from teenage acne, follow the above three steps in order to combat it and hopefully prevent any future scarring. To learn more about how best to treat teenage acne, contact our office today!

Cosmetic Skin Care Specialist Plano, TX