By: Miranda Moore
The teenage years can be a trying time. Bodies and voices are changing, and new feelings seem to pop up every day. On top of that, hormones also change during puberty and could make the skin go crazy. Teenagers, puberty, and acne are often considered a package deal.
What exactly is happening to make teenagers’ faces break out? Is there anything that can be done about it? Today, we will answer those questions and provide some options for relief.
What’s the deal with teenage skin and hormones?
The hormone in question behind a teenager’s troubled skin is called “androgens.” Androgens aggravate the skin by increasing its oil production. Too much oil is a root cause of acne.
Androgen flows directly into the bloodstream and is a stimulant for oil activity. The androgen causes the sebaceous gland’s cells to overproduce oil. Your genetic traits may also be causing problems by making your sebum thicker, causing your follicular walls to swell. Swollen follicular walls make it difficult for oxygen to penetrate follicles. Bacteria have difficulty surviving in oxygen; less oxygen is a perfect breeding ground for acne.
Does the increase in acne stop?
For most, yes, it does. Unfortunately, some of us aren't so lucky in our adult years. However, a lot of adult acne cases are caused by hormonal conditions such as PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome).
How do I keep the acne at bay for the time being?
Excellent question! Lucky for you, LUXWORKS has many products that can help combat troubled skin. An effective cleaning routine and a healthy diet is the key to fighting hormonal acne. LUXWORKS can help you with that first part.
Most acne treatments on the market aimed at teenagers use chemicals such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. Though these chemicals are effective at killing the bacteria that cause acne, they are very strong and can often dry out and irate the skin. LUXWORKS believes in a natural approach to getting rid of acne.
The Cleanse 1:11 face cleanser utilizes hemp oil as the main ingredient. Hemp oil is packed with nourishing vitamins and has extraordinary moisturizing abilities. The oil can also help with moderating oil production, soothing irritations, and has anti-aging properties. More information about hemp oil can be found here.
Clay is another natural element that has the fantastic ability to draw out impurities. LUXWORKS Masque 5:55 brings together kaolin clay, aloe vera, and acai oil for a powerful punch against acne. How do these natural ingredients help?
- Aloe Vera: Contains antioxidants, enzymes, and vitamins A and C
- Acai Oil: Helps with unclogging pores and aiding in skin cell regeneration
- Kaolin Clay: Draws out impurities and toxins while preventing pores from clogging.
Find out more about clay and the Masque 5:55 here.
These are just two examples of the all-natural and cruelty-free products that LUXWORKS has to offer. LUXWORKS has even put together all their best skincare products into one set. You could try them all if you wanted. Even trying one LUXWORKS product may make all the difference for your skin.