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Teenage are always concerned about acne. Acne breakouts are very common in teenage. Teenage acne not only affects you physically but mentally. If you are in your teens or had suffered from teenage acne in your teens, you can imagine how traumatic condition it happens to see zits and bumps on your face.

During teenage which is emotion-packed time in a young person’s life, things can become incredibly complex by even mild acne breakout. Many teens feel intense shame, and retreat into a type of hiding and avoids to attend social and public events. Even if they do get out there and participate in social interactions, other teens can make cruel and hurtful remarks about acne. Many teens also feel that pimples form due to delayed bathing and accumulation of dirt. Some even think they’re guilty of some unknown crime, or they are being punished for something they did.

Many people, including teens has inferiority complex (negative thoughts) that lowers self-images that can stick with them and affect their beliefs. Parents can be the crucial piece of the puzzle. If you note any negative though or action in your child, you should consult your psychologist. Parents who tell their kids that they are beautiful, precious and special can provide an important psychological bridge over these turbulent feelings. Do see mirrors as it can reduce the complex.

Teenagers suffer from emotional stress due to worst acne breakouts. Higher levels of sex hormones and adrenaline which increases sebum production and can eventually clog hair follicles may be the culprit. Severe acne outbreaks have also been reported after prolonged sleep deprivation. Do sleep around 6 to 8 hours as it becomes more important than ever, since skin cells are nourished and rejuvenated during sleep. Exercise can not only increase blood circulation and provides more oxygen to the skin, it can also help improve the thoughts and behavior of mind and the emotions of teens bearing the agony of acne. In addition to plenty of sleep and exercise, relaxation techniques such as breathing exercises, yoga, self-hypnosis, meditation, or listening to relaxing music should also be employed.

Psychologists report that teenagers suffer from mental illness more than adults due to acne breakouts and similar skin disorders that affect their beauty. If you have any similar condition that makes you uncomfortable, you must visit your psychologist for early diagnosis of mental illness.

By Nick Wilson Master dgree (science)
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Biography: Nick has been an expert in skin health writing specifically on the subject of acne. His work has been published on various websites and magazines and provides insightful advise for skin disease sufferers.

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