As the summer is quickly coming to an end, we at Pure Dermatology & Aesthetics want to ensure you send your pre-teen or teenager back to school looking and feeling their best. The beginning of a new school year holds a lot of excitement and anticipation. The last thing we want is for all that excitement to be squashed by worry or stress over acne. While acne is a natural and normal part of the teenage experience, we want to do everything we can to keep your teenagers’ skin looking fresh!

What causes acne?

Those pesky pimples may seem to magically appear overnight, but there are a couple of reasons breakouts occur. Many teenagers experience acne when there is excessive oil in their skin that causes a pore in the skin to clog. Excessive oil is a byproduct of the hormonal glands which are affected by external forces such as stress and puberty. Fortunately, there are several small steps you can take at home to help avoid acne breakouts.

Some pointers for beautiful skin:

  • Make sure your teen is washing their face twice a day and any time after perspiration.
  • Remind your teen to keep their hands away from their face.
  • If your teen has particularly oily hair, make sure they are shampooing it regularly.
  • If you find a buildup of acne in your teens’ forehead region, consider ditching hats for a while.

Our team of skin professionals at Pure Dermatology would be happy to take a look at your teenagers’ acne. We have several options when it comes to treatments, so we’ll work with you to establish a game plan that’s tailored to you and your child. Call us today to set up an appointment!

From our family to yours, we hope your teenager’s school year goes well!

For more information on acne care, visit our the acne section of our medical page.