Cure Teen Acne at Purefico
Teenage Acne: A treatable skin condition
It is common for teens between the ages of 10 and 25 years old to suffer from acne. It is caused by sebum clogging pores.
Teen acne comes in many shapes and sizes and normally forms on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders.
The first step to treating acne is to understand the type of acne you have.
There a few types of acne such as:
Whiteheads: Show up in the form of white dots. They are created by pores filling with oil and then covered with skin. Often these can be treated with over the counter benzoyl peroxide.
Blackheads: Are pores that have been clogged with bacteria, dead skin cells, and oil. It is best to try a benzoyl peroxide gel. This treatment should be used about four to seven times a week. It is also recommended that the teen gently wash their face at least twice a day.
Papules, pustules or nodules: These are lesions that appear red and swollen. They are formed from tissue inflammation or infections of clogged follicles. Topical medications such as benzoyl peroxide or retinoid can help. However, an oral antibiotic or other prescription be needed.
Cysts: Are created underskin in the form of pimples that are often hard and filled with pus. An oral antibiotic or isotretinoin is often necessary to treat these types of lesions.
Use the visual dictionary below to identify the type of acne you have.
Tips to take care of our skin
Check out these tips for taking care of your skin from the Mayoclinic here.