How to Treat Teen Acne

Acne is a common condition faced by many teenagers.  The best way to treat acne is to first understand what causes acne.  For most teens acne is caused by hormones which results in an increased sebum (oil) production which results in plugged pores, increased inflammation & bacteria.  The results if untreated are pimples, pustules, and cysts. 

Treatment sounds simple – keep the pores open and clean so the inflammation does not occur, and bacteria does not get trapped and there for no pimple will be formed.

Although this sounds easy the ingredients used to keep pores open are usually drying and irritating to the skin.  So, if used too often can cause other skin irritation and redness. 

The best approach to teen acne is to find natural gentle ingredients that can be used daily to keep the pores open and clean.  Derma MD Wasabi Acne line uses only natural ingredients.

Niacinamide (vitamin B3) hydrates & controls acne “P” bacteria and helps to slow down oil production.

Encapsulated Salicylic Acid (willow bark) exfoliates and keep pores open & clean.

Wasabi Japonica Root Extract – anti-bacterial

Hyaluronic Acid – keeps skin hydrated without adding more oils and reduces redness.

10 tips to help manage or eliminate teen acne. 

  1. Use Wasabi Acne Cleanser (moderate to severe) or Enzyme Cleanser (mild) twice daily.
  2. After cleansing use Wasabi Resurfacing Gel & Wasabi Refining Mist daily.
  3. Avoid facial scrubs or excessive scrubbing when washing.
  4. Use an SPF daily as sun exposure can make acne worse and some ingredients can make skin more susceptible to sun’s rays.
  5. Do not touch or pick at problem areas.
  6. Make sure anything touching the face is cleaned daily i.e. hockey helmets, hats, head bands….
  7. Wash hair everyday to keep down oil production around hair line.
  8. Start to treat sooner than later. Treat even a few pimples.
  9. Avoid excessive amounts of cosmetics & makeup.
  10. Help your teenager manage & reduce stress as stress can cause acne to flare.

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