When you have acne, it seems like everyone has something to say. We’re sure you’ve heard it all by now. Navigating your teen years while dealing with the pressures of school and your social life are hard enough without throwing problematic skin into the mix.
You’ve probably heard this before too, but this one’s important, so listen up: there is nothing wrong with you. Girls naturally go through puberty before boys and with the many changes you will experience during this time, acne is often one of them.
You are not the reason why your skin is breaking out in spots. Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the world, affecting up to 85% of teenagers.* Knowing that you’re not alone doesn’t take away from the fact it’s still a difficult skin condition to deal with — acne is a lot more than just skin deep.
For once, your hormones are totally to blame. You have young skin, and it needs to mature. While it does this, your skin is trying its best to keep up with the rapid, puberty-induced production of sebum (an oily substance from the sebaceous glands). In other words, your skin is in overdrive.
If you’re tempted to run away from the world and retreat under your covers until your acne disappears, please don’t. There is a solution to helping your acne and simple steps you can take to improve your skin. It’s not going to happen overnight, but it will make a difference.
Yes, your road to clear skin is a journey. It will take some time and attention, but acne is not something you have to accept as a part of growing up and hope it’s just a fleeting stage of being young.
* source: https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/psychological-effects-of-acne
It’s time to take control of your acne with a plan of attack:
a daily natural skincare routine.
By incorporating a simple daily routine now, it’ll help you develop healthy skin habits for life. Caring for your skin doesn’t have to be complicated. Taking a few minutes when you wake up and before you get into bed (never EVER go to sleep without removing your makeup) will help you achieve a clearer complexion.
Be aware of the cosmetics you are using to cover up your face at the moment. Avoid all the pore-clogging, skin-irritating and face-drying formulas like the plague. Using the Purifying Gel under makeup works as the perfect primer, and if makeup isn’t your thing, don’t be afraid to go bare and let your natural skin breathe from time to time. Again, you have nothing to be ashamed of, and your skin should be your priority.