Three Common Causes and Treatments for Teen Acne

July 27, 2021

Teen acne is very common, but it isn’t always caused by the same factors. How acne is treated depends on the cause of the acne. In order to understand the causes and treatments for acne, you must first understand how the pores work. Every pore in your skin secretes an oil called sebum, and most causes of acne have to do with this oil or the pore itself.

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Too Much Oil Produced

The most common cause of teen acne is an increase in production of sebum. When there is too much oil being produced, it clogs the pores and creates pimples, whiteheads, and blackheads. The best way to treat this type of acne is to decrease the oil on the skin and in the pores, which can be done with medicated topical treatments.

Dead Skin Cells

Sometimes acne is caused by dead skin cells clogging up the pores. These dead skin cells can accumulate if you don’t wash your face properly. This type of acne is best treated by cleaning out the pores, which can be done with topical treatments. You can also exfoliate the skin to clean out the pores with a facial, chemical peel, or other treatment.

Bacteria Buildup in Pores

You can also have acne caused by a buildup of bacteria in the pores. When bacteria lodges in pores and builds up over time, it can cause acne to develop. Acne from this cause is best treated by addressing and eliminating the bacteria that is causing the pimples to form.

If you want to make sure that you are treating your acne the appropriate way, you first need to have your acne diagnosed by a skincare professional to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. 

Bay Dermatology Treats Teen Acne

There can many causes and treatments for teen acne. Bay Dermatology, voted by the people of Tampa Bay as the number one dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons, is here to find the perfect acne treatment for your skin.  Contact us today (727)-585-8591.

 

 

 

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