HORMONAL ACNE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
We speak to an expert for a better understanding of teen skin and how to deal with hormonal acne.
Expert ways to deal with this skin condition.
When a child becomes a teen, which is described as between the age of 10 and 19, his or her hormones undergo a drastic change – and the first thing you’ll notice is an increased production of oil. It’s important to note as well that the level of oiliness in the skin is determined by genetics. What happens is the oil then accumulates beneath the skin, which can lead to blocked pores and give rise to comedones – also known as blackheads and whiteheads. These will then attract bacteria, leading to redness. When such bacteria multiply prolifically, the affected areas will turn yellow, also known as pus. But before you start fretting and scrambling to pile on products that could exacerbate the situation, here’s what you need to know.
Dr Bong Jan Ling, dermatologist at Sunway Medical Centre