Teenage acne differs from other forms of acne. This is of course just a subjective opinion, because actually there is no difference between teenage acne and any other acne – for example, causes of teenage acne are the same as those of adult acne. But here we want to emphasize some major differences. To be more exact these are not differences but peculiarities of teenage acne.
Teenage acne is really peculiar and stands out all other forms of acne. First peculiarity is that teenage acne is the most well-known type of acne. When we say “acne”, we generally imagine teenage acne. However, we think that it doesn’t give any consolation for poor teens, because it is understood that teenage acne is so famous because teens are those people who suffer the most from acne.
The other peculiarity of teenage acne is in its causes. As it is with other forms of acne, it is very difficult to find out the very cause that has provoked appearance of adult acne. And teenage acne is different because, as a rule, the main cause of their emergence is always known.
Hormones. This indispensable part of metabolism and of most of the processes in any organism gives you a shot in an eye in this case. Too much hormones are never good for the young organism (as well as for not young one) and it happens that we see something like “overdose” of hormones for a body. It is what happens every time in teenage organism. Overdose of hormones is one of the risk factors that causes of teenage acne, say, the most major one.
The rest may be not so peculiar, but nevertheless it very typical for teenage acne – we mean other causes. Beside of hormones, teens merely worsen their situation themselves. Teenagers perceive all the out world very sharply. A personality is formed in heavy process. Result is stresses. Stresses influence badly on metabolism and hormones again. So it is no surprise when before a first date or after a big quarrel with parents a teenager gets severe acne.
Teenage acne can be special, but in any case it does not mean an end of the world.
Dr. Jerry K is the founder and CEO of YourWebDoc.com, part of a team of more than 30 experts. Dr. Jerry K is not a medical doctor but holds a degree of Doctor of Psychology; he specializes in family medicine and sexual health products. During the last ten years Dr. Jerry K has authored a lot of health blogs and a number of books on nutrition and sexual health.