Acne Prevention For Teens


If you are a teenager, you probably want to get rid of the pimples that have developed on your face. Well you are not alone, over 48 million teenagers have this problem and it is linked to puberty. Puberty causes you to develop a hormone imbalance that is believed to cause excess sebum (oil) to be secreted by your skin.

When this oil is secreted, it clumps the dead skin on your face resulting in the clogging of your pores. This clogging, will trap bacteria in your pores, and in the resulting environment, the bacteria will start to grow. Your body reacts to the growth of the bacteria by sending white blood cells to attack them, which results in acne.

So what can you do to reduce acne outbreaks and get rid of pimples? Here are some proven techniques to help you stop your acne and to get rid of your pimples fast.

Stopping Acne

We have already seen that acne is caused by excess sebum, dead skin and bacteria. If we attack one or all three of these factors we can help prevent future acne breakouts.

Most people attack all three by cleansing their face twice a day with a cleanser specifically designed for their skin type and designed to help control acne. Besides cleansing, the other action needed is to exfoliate your face’s skin at least twice a week. Both of these actions, cleansing and exfoliating, will remove excess oils, dead skin and bacteria from your face, preventing future acne breakouts.

Other steps you can take to help prevent acne breakouts are to drink eight or more glasses of water to keep your skin hydrated. Along with this you should apply a moisturizer to your face to aid in keeping your skin hydrated.

Getting Rid Of Pimples

So you already have pimples and you want to know how to get rid of pimples fast. Here are some actions people have taken to reduce and remove pimples already on their face.




Gently wash your face twice a day with a cleanser recommended for your skin type and is labeled “For Control of Acne“. You will want to use a soft cloth or even your hands when applying the cleanser to prevent irritating the pimples already there.
Some people have had success at applying ice on their pimples. Using a soft thin towel, place several ice cubes in the towel and then apply to the infected area. Leave on for at least 15 minutes each day. Your pimples should start to be reduced in size and redness.
Visine, yes the eye-drop medication, can also reduce redness and size. Place some Visine on a cotton swab and apply it to individual pimples and then let dry. You should see a reduction in the size and redness of your pimples.
Ask your pharmacist or doctor for a good acne cream that will reduce pimples already developed

One major precaution, do not pick or pop the pimples. This will only spread the infection and could leave lifetime scars.


Getting rid of pimples should be attacked in two phases. The first is to take care of your face by proper cleansing and exfoliation to prevent them. But if you already have them, getting rid of pimples can be done with a few of the steps I have outlined here.


Jimmy C has been studying skin care for many years because of his skin problems in his youth. He is the Editor in Chief of a number of skin care web sites. For more information on caring for acne or other facial blemishes and keeping your youthful appearance go to his web sites at Skin Care or Acne.

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