Teen Acne – What Is Going On With My Skin?

As you transition from child to teen and then to adult, puberty will trigger the movement of new chemicals in your body. Depending upon whether you’re a guy or girl, these hormones will go to work on different parts of the body and of course, impact your skin.

Sebaceous (oil) gland activity is stimulated by androgen hormones. These hormones act like a switch and increase oil production and hair growth and are responsible for the triggers that lead to oily skin and breakouts. These so-called ’male’ hormones are present in both males and females.

Your pores (follicles) may become enlarged, your skin texture changes and may not feel as smooth as it was previously. Your skin looks and feels shiny, your cheeks may feel more sensitive and look pink and your once flawless skin may now have evident pimples, blackheads and whiteheads.

Your scalp and hair may also become oilier and you start to grow hair in new places. We haven’t even touched on your mood swings, ability to sleep all day and body changes, such as a deeper voice for males and a lovely new body odour!

This all sounds very frightening, but the good news is that these androgens that tend to be present in relatively large amounts during adolescence become stabilised as you reach adulthood. This means that the oily skin and breakouts will lessen and clear for most people.

Banish Breakouts!

Join us for our Clear Skin event which will take place on Saturday 12th July, 2014 from 9.30am – 7.30pm at Tigne Point. Come along and talk your skin concerns with our Dermalogica skin therapists who will analyse your skin and give you FREE samples. For more information visit facebook.com/events/1458323297747411/

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