Overcoming Acne On The Face At The Age Of 13 Years?
Afternoon, I am still a teenager that is 13 years old. Now my cheeks and foreheads are small but many pimples, then a lot of red and red too, I am often ridiculed by my friends, like being sad and pessimistic. I wonder why this is how it works? Then what is the way to deal with it so that it is not like this anymore? Is it natural at the age of 13 years? Thank you:)))
Hello As Aas, thank you for asking.
Acne in adolescence is indeed one of the problems that interfere with self-confidence, yes. Actually it is natural for every person who is in their teens, whether male or female. Why is that? That is caused by changes in hormonal levels that fluctuate in adolescents. When someone enters puberty, there will be rapid growth and development. Growth and development are closely related to hormonal levels. The problem is, with increasing hormone levels there is also an increase in the work of sweat glands and oil glands on the skin. This causes increased body odor and the onset of acne. Acne will generally resolve on its own after a person passes puberty and enters adulthood. Although in some cases, acne continues until a person becomes an adult.
Getting rid of pimples is not always easy. Sometimes a method of treatment works on a person but may not work when tried by someone else. You can try to consult with a dermatologist. The doctor will explain what actions are suitable for your young age. The doctor can also suggest whether you can use only topical products or take oral medication. But once again it must be remembered, the effectiveness is certainly different for each person. Some factors that can affect the onset of acne in a person are:
certain age, gender, or race
impaired hormone balance
food type factor
improper way of skin care
You can try several methods at home to limit the onset of acne, for example:
reduce sweet and oily foods
multiply eating vegetables and fruit
drink water about 2 L / day
regular exercise 3-5 times a week, with a duration of each time exercise for at least 30 minutes
get a good night's rest
wash your face 2x a day with a product whose pH matches the skin. Normal skin pH is acidic, which is around 4.5-5.5. Avoid products with high alcohol content and odor. Do not wash your face excessively because it can make the skin dry and flaking.
use a water-based moisturizer at least 2x a day.
use sunscreen all the time.
if pimples occur, don't touch and don't break pimples. Apply acne medicine based on salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, or sulfur.
Do not use or consume drugs that are not registered with BPOM.
try making a natural mask from fruit, honey, eggs, lime / lemon, spices, clay, or other natural ingredients. Use a mask 1-2x per week.
The other most important thing is to keep thinking positive. Rest assured that you are not the only person experiencing the error, that acne has nothing to do with your achievements, and that the problem can be resolved as long as you persevere in living a healthy life. Hopefully this answer helps you yes. regards.