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"Oh, it's just puberty – you'll get over it."

"How many times have you heard this? We bet more times than you can count."

Navigating your teen years while dealing with the pressures from school, your parents and your social life is hard enough without having to deal with breakouts.

As often as you’ve been told your acne is the result of a lousy diet consisting of greasy pizza and chocolate and not washing your face — this is not the case.

While a pizza diet and skipping a shower won’t help matters, acne is, in fact, the result of the male hormone androgen that both guys and girls start producing once they hit puberty. Boys produce more which is why teenage acne can affect boys worse than it affects girls.

Androgens cause your sebaceous glands to produce an overabundance of oil. This clogs your pores and results in pimples.

Some people are naturally more prone to acne than others. Unfortunately, this could be down to your genetics, and there’s little you can do to control it from happening to you. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t options.

Being a guy and having acne is not easy. It can make you feel self-conscious, but don’t worry — there are ways to deal with it.


Get into the habit of a daily routine

Acne isn’t caused by not washing your face. However, if you have acne, the excess oil, dirt, and sweat that builds up throughout the day will only irritate your skin further, and this will cause your acne to worsen.

Acne isn’t caused by not washing your face. However, if you have acne, the excess oil, dirt, and sweat that builds up throughout the day will only irritate your skin further, and this will cause your acne to worsen. This is why a simple skincare routine is essential in helping you get closer to clearer skin. You don’t need a ton of fancy products. You just need to take 5 minutes out of your morning and night to cleanse, treat and hydrate your skin. Ok, it’s a bit of a pain to start off with. But trust us — the results you will see and feel from doing this simple step will be totally worth it.


Be careful when shaving.

Shaving can aggravate your skin, so you need to take extra care when dealing with facial hair to ensure you don’t shave the top of your pimples off.

The more you irritate your skin, the redder and more inflamed it's going to look. If you find your razor blade isn’t quite right for your skin, try an alternative like an electric beard trimmer where you’ll have more control. You’ll also want to avoid using a shaving cream containing chemical ingredients. Our natural foaming face wash works as a great alternative to shaving cream. It provides antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and calming properties which will help protect your skin against shaving irritation.

Your diet and lifestyle will also have an impact on your skin. Make sure you’re getting enough exercise and eating the right types of food to help speed up the healing process of your skin.

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