Acne & Prevention of Adolescent Pimples
Nearly 90% of teenagers experience
some form of acne, so if you are going through this stage in your
life, keep in mind you are not alone. Acne affects teenagers and
adults of all ethnic backgrounds. Pimples not only affect a teenager's
physical appearance but also their self-esteem. Everyone at some
point has felt embarrassed about a pimple on his or her face; several
pimples appearing simultaneously for a period of time can certainly
affect a person's social life, school, and/or employment.
Acne or Pimples appear at the time of hormonal changes when young
girls and boys mature from childhood to adolescence. This time better
known as puberty is when androgen in both males and females cause
the sebaceous glands to enlarge production primarily in the face,
neck, chest, and back (back acne). Sebum
is an oily substance that is produced by the sebaceous gland and
emptied into the hair follicles. The oily substance eventually reaches
the surface of the skin where it mixes with dead skin cells, bacteria,
and white blood cells to form whiteheads, blackheads, nodules, or
cysts (teenage acne).
Sebum seems to stimulate the lining of the follicular walls resulting
in hyperkeratinization, which is a high rate of cellular activity
that allows an overproduction of keratin in the hair follicle. The
excess of keratin can lead to retention of matter in the follicle.
The mixture of keratin and sebum in teenagers promotes the growth
of bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes normally found on skin) in
the follicles and can cause inflammation associated with acne. The
white blood cells, whose role is to fight off infections and destroy
bacteria, on occasion fight a losing battle and add to the mixture.
Why the white blood cells lose the battle against the bacteria (Propionibacterium
acnes) in otherwise healthy individuals is unclear.
Teenagers and adults
who suffer from pimples or any type of acne have the following
- Increase sebum production
- Follicular hyperkeratinization
- Proliferation of P. Acnes bacteria
Not every teenager with pimples or acne necessarily has oily
skin. In fact very little sebum production is needed to contribute
to this reaction. Many believe in washing their skin several
times a day to prevent acne
Excessive washing can dry the skin out, which triggers the
production of sebum that can end up causing pimples.
It is important for
teenagers and aduts to maintain a healthy diet. Everyone must
drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water each day to help flush
toxins out of the body. When a teenager' s body has been appropriately
nurtured through these stressful and challenging times, the
skin can often take care of itself. Without the proper nutrients,
the body has a more difficult time attempting to rid itself
of all the excess toxins.
Clearin is a homeopathic medicinal for teenage acne that
is available without a prescription and does not have any
of the dangerous side effects associated with many acne medications.
The ingredients in this acne formula have been shown to:
Clearin is a specific formulation that addresses a teenage
body's nutritional needs during these very special times,
complementing the body's miraculous system of cleansing and
purifying itself internally. Again, when the body's specific
yet changing nutritive requirements are addressed, the body
has the power to heal itself, clearing away unsightly blemishes,
spots and pimples, leaving your skin youthfully creamy, soft,
- Help scavenge and eliminate toxins,
free radicals and trapped sebum within the skin.
- Help rebalance skin pH, helping it
to be less susceptible to infections.
- Help improve circulation and the flow
of nutrients to the skin.
- Help protect against pollutants and
toxins that can cause teenage acne.
- Help soothe and moisturize skin for
a clean and healthy glow.