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TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR SKIN

Really great looking skin is a big plus and one of your most important assets. So whether you were born with a perfect complexion, or one that is not so good, you should make an effort to take care of it properly. When you are going through adolescence, your body is trying to adjust to a change in hormone balance and this affects your skin.

Pimples

Never squeeze pimples because this spreads the infection into a deeper layer of the skin. You can squeeze uninflamed blackheads after a hot bath or shower, when the pores are open, but afterwards apply cream to keep the skin clear. Don’t use over-the-counter pimple cream and if your skin is very oily, refrain from using abrasive cleanser-this simply spread the bacteria.

Acne

Nearly every teenager has acne at some stage. During adolescence, high levels of sex hormones are produced which lead to the production of large quantities of sebum in the skin. Sebum is an irritant that may block the pores causing a purplish lump which may become infected and form a pustule. An occasional pimple is normal at this age, but severe acne does tend to scar, so ask your doctor for advice on how to clear it. There are many good acne preparations available, but the best need a prescription.