Thursday, December 08, 2011

Your Teenage Memories Doesn't Have To Be All About Acne

BY Nancy G. Janiola IN , , , No comments

Perhaps one of the most embarrassing episodes of every young adult’s life is when acne starts to take over your face. They come in different forms of bumps. They can be blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, or cysts. Worse, they can be all over your face.

Teens dread the onset of acne because all sorts of malicious teasing from bullies and friends come with it. The campus will never run out of ways to bash a teen suffering from acne. Without question, it can lower a teen’s rather fragile self-esteem. Don’t let this happen. Here are the solutions to prevent and heal acne breakouts.

1. Live a balance, healthy life. Remember when your mama told you --- “eat your vegetables and sleep early!” She was right all along. Drink plenty of water, avoid oily food, and sweat it out with some exercise.

2. Keep your hair off your face because the hair has natural oil that may come in contact with your face.

3. Unless you are washing it, avoid touching your face. Your hand is an agent of dirt and germs. It is better if you keep your hands clean as well.

4. Stay out of the sun. Sunshine causes us to produce extra sebum, which is a natural oil produced by the skin glands. Excess sebum causes acne.

5. Don’t touch, squeeze or pick your pimple to avoid infection and the spread of bacteria. More important, though, picking at pimples can leave tiny, permanent scars on your face.

6. Always keep your face clean. Wash it with soap and water. Preferably use a soap that is mild and
specially formulated to treat acne.

Every teenager will have acne, a breakout in his lifetime. Like a rite of passage, every adolescent must survive. With the help of these tips, you should get through this phase unscarred.