Teens undergo a lot of physical changes. It’s exactly for such reason why there are certain problems shared by majority of teenagers. Going through all of these dilemmas can have a negative impact on their self-confidence and self-esteem, making the teenage years a living hell for many.

If you are currently on your way to being a young adult and you are bugged by a lot of beauty problems, you are not alone. Luckily, you really don’t have to put up with various cosmetic issues and simply wait for the day when all of them just disappear one by one. There are some simple and effective solutions for your many different beauty woes. The following are some of the most effective ones:

Acne

One of the most common skin problems that wreak havoc to a teenager’s life is acne. This dreaded condition is usually brought about by hormonal changes going on in your adolescent body. Those clusters of breakouts as well as the blemishes they tend to leave behind can really leave you demoralized. Here are some good acne solutions:

  • There are plenty of anti-acne creams and gels available OTC these days. Look for something that contains benzoyl peroxide. You may also opt for a product containing fruit acids if you wish to steer clear of the said chemical due to sensitivity issues in the form of stinging and skin irritation.
  • Wash your face not more than twice a day to remove excess oils and keep dirt from aggravating acne. It’s a good idea to opt for a mild facial wash that is designed for acne-prone skin. Refrain from washing your face too much because it won’t do you any good.
  • Regularly apply water-based moisturizer that won’t clog your pores and cause more breakouts to show up. Opting for something that has the word “non-comedogenic” on the label is recommended because it won’t cause pore clogging and infection. Also look for the word when shopping for makeup.

Oily Skin

Your sebaceous glands which secrete sebum or oil tend to be very active while you’re on your way to being a young adult. It’s for this reason why you tend to have shiny face most of the time, especially the so called T-zone which consists of your forehead, nose and chin. The following allow you to deal with oily skin properly:

  • Opt for a facial wash formulated for oily skin. It has ingredients that help dissolve excess sebum on your face without causing dryness. Try not to wash your face more than twice daily because this will only cause the sebaceous glands to release more oils to deal with the resulting dryness. Use blotting paper in between washes.
  • Don’t forget to moisturize your skin! Just because your face is oily doesn’t mean you are spared from the need to apply a good moisturizer. Oil does not hydrate those skin cells. Look for a water-based moisturizer with a light formulation to keep your face from ending up really shiny as well as to save the pores from being clogged.
  • Exfoliate twice or thrice weekly to purify the pores and remove dead skin cells. Because you have oily face, your pores are more susceptible to ending up clogged and infected, resulting in breakouts. Regular and gentle exfoliating helps remove dead cells sitting on the skin’s topmost layer which makes your complexion look dull.

Excessive Sweating

Sweating too much can give you embarrassment in two ways. First, it makes you look like a competitor in a wet t-shirt contest. Second, it makes you prone to having body odor. Because of your hyperactive hormones, your sweat glands tend to produce more sweat than needed. Here are some good tips on dealing with excessive sweating:

  • Wear clothes that are out of cotton. Refrain from wearing garments out of synthetic fibers because it will keep your skin from breathing. It’s also a good idea to choose light-colored garments because dark and especially black ones tend to attract heat, causing you to sweat more.
  • Reduce your consumption of spicy foods and hot beverages. Spices can cause an increase in your core body temperature, making you perspire a lot. The same is true for hot beverages like coffee, tea and cocoa.
  • Shower regularly to ward off body odor. Use a good antibacterial soap to hamper the growth of microbes. Make sure you’re dry all over before putting on your clothes, most especially your socks and shoes. Remember to use a high quality antiperspirant that saves your underarms from sweating a lot and ending up smelly.
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