Teen acne is part-genetic, part-hormonal and greatly related to puberty. Teens typically break out on the face, chest and back, and have more blackheads and whiteheads than adults do. Such breakouts often arise because androgens, the “male” hormones that both guys and girls have, surge during adolescence, causing excess production of sebum.

Teens have faster cell turnover and more resilient skin than adults, which means they recover quickly from breakouts. After the teen years, acne tends to improve because teen hormonal changes have leveled off and no longer fuel breakouts.

Recommended General Homecare Advice.

Cleanse every morning, Cleanse every evening, this is so important to remove daily build-up of dust, pollution, dead skin & Product. This will allow help with breakouts. Gently does it, the skin is a living breathing organ ( the largest organ you possess) it demands to be treated with respect & TLC, your future self will thank you!

The water should be warm otherwise extreme temp will cause skin sensitivity. Skin requires a gentle cleanse in the morning. In the evening give it some extra time, two cleanses will really help keep pores clear, always rinse product thoroughly from your face & neck using a soft facecloth.

A good hydration spray will give the skin a burst of energy & hydrate, purify & control excess oil.

It’s NEVER too early to begin exfoliating & using a facemask, depending on the skin use once or twice a week. These are some brilliant options that are gentle on all skin types,

It’s always a great idea to have a magic potion to get rid of painful breakouts fast. These little bottes help kill any bacteria in the pores, easing inflammation & discomfort, just apply at night.

Even oily skin needs a moisturiser to protect from the daily elements. For daytime this helps to reduce shine & helps with environmental stress.

Night time these are some great options.

How to Clear Teen Acne:

* Focus on learning and maintaining good skin care habits because you will be more prone to acne in the future.

* Avoid products that contain pore-clogging ingredients like Lanolin and Mineral Oil. Stripping ingredients such as Alcohol – commonly found in astringent toners – can cause skin to produce more oil, fueling even more breakouts. Artificial fragrances and colours can also further irritate breakout-prone skin.

* Look for ingredients like Salicylic Acid to keep dead skin cells and bacteria from accumulating. (Found in the Clear start toner & Flashfoliant)

* Moisturize and wear SPF daily. Dehydration and environmental stress can trigger more sebum production and make existing breakouts look worse. Even if your skin seems oily, use an oil-free SPF moisturizer to help protect and balance your skin.

* Try & Keep makeup/Foundation application to a minimum, avoid heavy bases. We use, Love & recommend Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup to give beautiful coverage yet allow skin to breath, full of anti-bacterial ingredients to help combat breakouts

* Avoid tan on your face, it WILL block your pores. If you must mix it with your face moisturiser so it’s not as heavy on your skin

* If you’re combatting signs of skin aging, look for ingredients such as Niacinamide and Hexylresorcinol to help balance uneven skin tone. Retinol – a wrinkle smoothing ingredient – can also help reduce the appearance of premature aging.

Need More Advice?
Visit us in Salon or book in a virtual consult for professional advice on what might be causing your breakouts and how to achieve clear skin.

Some Information taken from Dermalogica blog post