When we are young basic skin care consists of body wash, lotion, a skin barrier emollient and a sun screen. Adolescent skin requires more specialized care. The skin break outs display the hormonal changes that are going on inside the body. An adolescent can learn how to care for one’s skin better. An increase in sebum production occurs during adolescence. The oil attracts dust that clogs the pores and results in acne. Empty calorie food intake provide an unbalanced diet, satisfy an individual’s food preference but not necessary nutrition that the body needs at this stage of rapid growth. Processed foods lose most of its nutritional value. Adults can advise an adolescent to eat a nutritional diet that provides the basic nutrition that’s necessary to aid proper body function. Keeping the skin clean, for severe acne cases using prescribed medication correctly, can help. Avoiding the temptation to pop pimples can help prevent infection, and scarring. This helps alleviate both physical body appearance image and emotional discomfort feelings an adolescent may have.
A skin care regime for an adolescent with acne can be a cleansing facial that consists of a deencrustation agent, facial steam, extractions, an enzymatic peel, as well as manipulating the face with a gentle grasping kneading fashion. This will help loosen sebum and make extraction easy. Massaging the skin is not necessary in this case since this only stimulates more sebum protection. Use a moisturizer specific to skin type and skin zones of the face. The t zone area which is the fore head, the nose and the cheeks are usually oily whereas the temples and jaw area is either a normal or dry skin type. Some people have seborrhea which is an over production of sebum. Adolescent skin can be an oily-dry combination. Adequate fluid intake is essential to nourish the cells, help move cellular waste out of the body and the skin pores. Health experts say five cups of body fluid is lost for each eight ounce caffeine beverage a person drinks and that includes caffeinated soft drinks.
Avoid rubbing or touching the skin with unclean hands. Scented facial products can irritate the skin. Sebum can become impacted in pores, be degraded by bacteria and a cyst develops. Adolescents as well as adults can have acne vulgaris. A dermatologist treats skin care conditions, diseases and disorders. It is important to maintain a good skin care regime so scarring, pouching of the skin, engorged pores and blemishes do not mar the skin complexion or damage the integrity of the skin.