Acne is very common and usually begins in the teenage years.It can last for years or perhaps if your lucky, it can be a temporary thing which clears after a short period of time. Acne can also occur when pregnant and sometimes it can persist until the 30s and even 40s.
Acne is common on the face, back and shoulders and chest area, it is caused by inflammation of the hair follicles. Acne includes blackheads, whiteheads, pimples (or zits as we commonly refer to it as) and cysts. Acne can also lead to permanent scarring if severe.
Acne appears on teenagers when they are they trying to look their best and this can cause embarrassment, anxiety and stress. Acne can be affected by stress, they type of foods you eat and whether or not you have a good skincare regime. Even if you dont have acne now, looking after your skin is very important.
Choosing the right skincare products may be a bit intimidating as there are so many that claim to help with acne but yet are full of chemicals which are harmful for the skin. You've probably used a few and spent hundreds of dollars on them and you've probably been given advice by your best friend and their best friend and so on... No matter what has driven you to try a specific skincare product the ultimate goal is the same for each individual... to gain control over their breakouts for a more manageable, healthy, clearer skin.
While popular brands mislead buyers into thinking that there product is the next miracle, dont be fooled do your research and consider the following:-
- Avoid products with Benzoyl Peroxide or Salicylic Acid (unless naturally derived.)