Common Teen Skin Issues And How To Treat Them

Common Teen Skin Issues And How To Treat Them

It is tough being a teenager. The transition from childhood to adulthood is often filled with physical, emotional and social change. This is the time of uncertainty in almost every aspect of the daily life and the teenage skin is no exception. It is very common for many teens to experience hormonal changes and this puberty period can cause issues such as acne that come out of the blue, spots and, oily and dry flaky skin to happen.

These skin conditions affect the teenagers more today than ever before due to today's social-media obsessed society. Our skin can be affected by some external factors such as pollution and exposure to the sun, and internal factors like the food and drinks we take. Then last but not least, hormones play a part too. Our hormones control a wide range of functions such as growth and mood. The key hormones are testerone, progesterone and oestrogen that play a huge part on the teenage skin.

Common Skin Problems Faced By Teenagers


Acne is by far the most common skin condition that most teenagers experience. It occurs when the pores on the skin become clogged. A large amount of sebum is produced during the puberty years to keep the skin moisturized. A pimple occurs when the skin is clogged with sebum. It is very common to have pimples when there is a high production of sebum oil. A common skin bacteria acne that happens to be present within the clogged pores may result in redness, swelling and inflammation that will cause acne cysts. This is a highly treatable skin condition when hormones go into overdrive. Teens who have acne may have blackheads which are open clogged pores, whiteheads that are closed clogged pores, small red bumps, red bumps with pus, cysts that are pus filled lumps and nodules that are hard painful lumps. The area that is most prone to pimples is the T-zone.


Another common teenage skin problem is spots. The rising testerone levels may trigger excess production of sebum. It is one of the key causes of breakouts. Teenage girls experience regular monthly breakouts during their menstrual cycle.


Some teens may have red, itchy and dry skin that is known as eczema. When someone has eczema, he or she may be prone to having itchy rashes.

How To Treat Teenage Skin Problems

It is important to realize that having oily skin and spots are not caused by poor hygiene. There are ways to prevent breakouts and clear them up as soon as possible and keep new ones from forming.

  • Wash and cleanse your face twice a day with a gentle foaming cleanser.
  • Avoid using harsh soaps and products containing alcohol.
  • When washing your face with cleanser, gently massage it with circular motions.
  • After you have finished washing, pat your face dry with Ditoi disposable face towels. Why use disposable face towel? Disposable Face Towels are single use wipes that are designed to complete every skincare routine in the cleanest way possible. This will ensure that your skin is protected from the bacteria and fungi that are found on regular bathroom towels. Even when washed often, the regular towels can harbor micro-organism which can multiply and potentially cause acne flare-ups and blemishes. Using disposable face towels can reduce the risk of exacerbating or causing breakouts.
  • Finish the skincare routine by applying a moisturizer to hydrate your skin. 
  • Apply topical cream on the acne to help get rid of the acne bacteria.

    Things To Keep In Mind

    • Use the right product for your skin. Everyone has different skin types so be sure to use a suitable cleanser and moisturizer for your skin. 
    • Do not pop the pimples although it is tempting. Popping pimples can push infected things into the skin and this leads to more redness and swelling, not to mention scarring the face too. 
    • Avoid touching your face with your fingers because this can spread the bacteria that cause pores to become inflamed. Wash your hands before applying anything to your face if you want to keep the bacteria at bay. 
    • Keep your hair clean and out of your face to prevent dirt and oil from clogging the pores.
    • Protect your skin from the sun as a tan may worsen your acne. Wear sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. Do this even though it is cloudy day. If you are prone to sweating, reapply sunscreen every 1½ to 2 hours.
    • If you wear makeup, remember to take them off before you go to sleep. Properly removing makeup with Disposable face towels can prevent clogged pores, acne breakouts, and other skin irritations. Wet the disposable towels with warm water as it helps to open up the pores. This will make it easier for makeup removal.  Apply the cleanser to the towel and gently rub it onto the towel. Use the towel to gently massage your face in circular motions. Avoid rubbing too hard as this may cause irritations. Next, rinse the face thoroughly with warm water to remove all the residue from the face. You may pat dry your face with a piece of disposable face towel.

    A good skincare routine is important for healthy skin. For those who want a more advanced acne treatment, you may want to visit a dermatologist.

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