Acne is a widespread condition, sometimes related to age, nutrition, hormones, and even allergic reactions. Here we will let you know some facts about teenage acne:
- The age limit to consider that acne in adolescent is up to 24 years old. After this age, it is considered hormonal acne.
- Between 16 and 18 years is considered the worst stage of acne.
- It is very common that this type of acne also appears on the back.
- It has a hereditary component, so it is ideal for preventing severe acne and scarring by visiting a dermatologist as soon as the lesions appear.
How to treat it?
- Washing the face 1-2 times a day is the main thing to do. If, there are still acne breakouts, you should visit a dermatologist.
- Apply moisturizer every day but make sure it is water based.
- Use sunscreen in the mornings to prevent post-acne scarring and blemishes.
- Wash makeup applicators and sponges because they build up bacteria, and that makes acne much worse.
- Some treatments used are retinoic acid, benzoyl peroxide, adapalene, and clindamycin. However, they should be indicated by the dermatologist because it varies in each case.
- Another essential thing is a good cleanser that controls the amount of oil in the skin.
What to avoid?
- Excessive sunbathing makes acne scars worse and can cause skin cancer.
- Over exfoliating, the skin can make acne worse.
- Smoking makes skin quality much, much worse.
- Touching your face and picking at acne lesions can lead to worse infections and scarring.
Dr. Angelica Parra is a Licensed Medical Doctor from Venezuela and is currently taking a Master’s degree in Dermatology. She specialized in Aesthetic Medicine and completed Advanced Training in Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation in Miami, Florida. She has specialized in applying Botox, dermal fillers, skin tightening treatments, and since then, she has worked on cruise ships as an Aesthetic Doctor.