Why do teens get acne?
Acne is a broad term to describe clogged pores. Your pores can get clogged from a combination of dead skin cells, excess oil, and bacteria. Noninflammatory acne, such as blackheads and whiteheads, is a combination of dead skin and sebum, while inflammatory acne has a bacterial component, causing cysts and nodules.
While acne can occur at any age, teens and young adults are more likely to get acne breakouts, thanks to an influx of hormones. Those hormones increase oil production (or sebum) in the skin, which combines with dead skin cells, clogs pores, traps bacteria, and causes inflammation… and helps explain why teens get acne more than most. During puberty, acne usually appears on your forehead, nose, and chin (otherwise referred to as your T-zone).
As we know, this can feel overwhelming during a stage of life when you’re already experiencing many changes. Social media campaigns such as #freethepimple work to destigmatize acne and encourage teens to love their skin… but in the meantime, there are also plenty of ways to treat teen acne.
How to get rid of teen acne
Acne treatment for teens requires a multi-faceted approach. While we can’t control our genetics and hormonal fluctuations, we can control what we put on our skin, what we eat, and our individual skincare routine. Here are the most important considerations for how to treat teen acne:
Pay attention to lifestyle
It sounds like a no-brainer, but the best acne regimen for teens usually starts from the inside out.
Get a Teen Acne Facial
A teen acne facial not only helps to address breakouts, but also speeds up at-home teen acne treatments, making it an excellent addition to your skincare routine. They also help to heal damage from acne scars, as well as other facial blemishes and discolorations, to improve the overall look and feel of your skin.
Here at Simply Skin, I recommend the Ultrasonic Dermasound — the ultimate non-invasive facial acne treatment for teens. Dermasound uses gentle sound waves to loosen dead skin cells, cleanse clogged pores, and enhance the penetration of acne products. In as little as 6-10 treatments, it can clear your complexion and restore skin to a smooth, healthy glow — and the results speak for themselves. Simply Skin offers the only Dermasound Acne Facial in the San Diego area.
It’s important to remember you’ll get the best results if acne facials are regularly incorporated into your skincare routine. Typically, teen acne facials are scheduled in a series of biweekly sessions and supplemented with consultations with your esthetician. And while they may be a little less familiar with the process, facials are also the best acne treatment for teen boys.
Best Acne Products for Teens
And of course, you'll also need to be consistent with your acne treatment at home in between facial appointments… and the best acne products for teens can’t be found on TikTok. Unfortunately when it comes to a skincare routine, teens tend to turn to their favorite influencer and start using ‘the kitchen sink approach’ on their face. Often, this ends up making breakouts even worse — since many skincare product lines have ingredients that are incompatible with acne-prone skin.
That’s why I use the Face Reality teen acne treatment — a comprehensive suite of products, meticulously crafted with only the highest-quality skin nourishing ingredients (and none of the sneaky acne-causing side effects found in other skincare product lines). It produces over a 90% success rate in 3 months for clients who incorporate it into a holistic skincare regimen, making it one of the best acne products for teens.
My Teen Acne Treatment Promise
As a licensed esthetician and a former acne sufferer myself, I’m committed to providing the best possible acne treatment for teens.
I will help clear up your acne in 3-6 months, by using the most effective teen acne treatments in the industry — including lifestyle education and truly acne-safe skincare products — to help you achieve clearer, brighter, more radiant skin.
To learn more, schedule a consultation today.