Skincare for acne should really start before the acne actually appears. Acne is an issue that happens to all ages with even babies getting it. Caring for your acne needs to be proactive instead of reactive. Taking care of your skin before acne can appear is better for you and your skin.
What is acne? Acne is characterized by pimples, black/whiteheads, redness, and cysts. Depending on your skin and even your heritage will decide for you just how few or rough of breakouts you may have. It happens when our pores get clogged with too much sebum which is produced by our skin glands.
There are misconceptions about how you can get acne. It really has nothing to do with your age, what you eat, or the amount of stress you may be under. Who hasn’t heard these words?
“Don’t eat chocolate, it will give you pimples!” “They say that eating greasy foods can give you zits.” Is not the food we eat, or the stress we are under, acne is just a fact of life. But if you don’t take care of your skin with daily cleansing and moisturizing you may have a breakout.
Teenagers between the ages 12 and 17 are the group who suffer most from acne, simply because of the hormonal shifts that come with puberty. About 85% of people will develop acne at some point between the ages of 12 and 25.