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Skin Problems - March 17th 2009, 02:54 AM

OK, so I have had skin problems for almost half my life. I started to get breakouts when I was 9, and I naturally have an oily skin. I have tried so much just to get rid of it, and I have had some success. I have improved my lifestyle overall, and it has helped, but I still break out. I am not too concerned with the actual look of my skin, but I am concerned about my overall skin health. I break out mostly when I am stressed, but I do at other times too. For example, today I went to school with very little acne, but when I took the bus home, and looked in the mirror and I had several zits that I had never seen before. Today was a more stressful day than normal. Can anybody help me with any of this? Or at least can you tell me why this happens? I only use gentle products on my skin, and I am generally a healthy person. Do I break out mostly from stress? sorry, I started to ramble a bit...
   
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Re: Skin Problems - March 17th 2009, 03:12 AM

Let's face it--teenagers have acne. Teenagers have breakouts. And some have it worse than others. It is an absolute truth that stress can cause a breakout, by the way. First of all, your diet is probably worse when you're stressed--you may turn to oily foods. Second, the adrenal glands produce more cortisol under stress, and the glands on your face produce more oil, also leading to a breakout. Lastly, stress lowers your immune system defenses and makes it harder for acne to heal, so it takes longer to go away. It's highly probable that learning to manage your stress may improve your acne.

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Re: Skin Problems - March 17th 2009, 08:41 PM

don't worry about acne - like turquoise said, it's all natural for a typical teenager. i don't have acne, but my brother has a lot, and has very oily skin. i recommend you using some products such as neutrogena if you really would like them to go away, or perhaps some cover-up wouldn't hurt. and just know, that if you have lots of acne as a teenager, you'll have less wrinkles, which comes to your benefit. my mom used to have lots and lots of acne, but she has no wrinkles, and she's forty-five. :>




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Re: Skin Problems - March 17th 2009, 08:51 PM

As has already been said, it's pretty normal and to be expected.

Anywayy, ways to prevent oily skin and acne;
* Keep your skin clean
* If your skin gets oily, wipe it off preferably with alcohol wipes or facial cleansing wipes
* Don't put moisturizer on. This will only clog up your pours and make everything ten times worse.

Obviously you've also got the other things, like a healthy diet, making sure you've got enough vitamin C..


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Re: Skin Problems - March 18th 2009, 02:00 AM

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OK, so I have had skin problems for almost half my life. I started to get breakouts when I was 9, and I naturally have an oily skin. I have tried so much just to get rid of it, and I have had some success. I have improved my lifestyle overall, and it has helped, but I still break out. I am not too concerned with the actual look of my skin, but I am concerned about my overall skin health. I break out mostly when I am stressed, but I do at other times too. For example, today I went to school with very little acne, but when I took the bus home, and looked in the mirror and I had several zits that I had never seen before. Today was a more stressful day than normal. Can anybody help me with any of this? Or at least can you tell me why this happens? I only use gentle products on my skin, and I am generally a healthy person. Do I break out mostly from stress? sorry, I started to ramble a bit...
It is true that stress can cause or worsen acne. Don't get annoyed by things you can't change. Deal with your problems and don't worry about what you can't change.

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Let's face it--teenagers have acne. Teenagers have breakouts. And some have it worse than others. It is an absolute truth that stress can cause a breakout, by the way. First of all, your diet is probably worse when you're stressed--you may turn to oily foods. Second, the adrenal glands produce more cortisol under stress, and the glands on your face produce more oil, also leading to a breakout. Lastly, stress lowers your immune system defenses and makes it harder for acne to heal, so it takes longer to go away. It's highly probable that learning to manage your stress may improve your acne.

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Your diet doesn't affect acne.

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don't worry about acne - like turquoise said, it's all natural for a typical teenager. i don't have acne, but my brother has a lot, and has very oily skin. i recommend you using some products such as neutrogena if you really would like them to go away, or perhaps some cover-up wouldn't hurt. and just know, that if you have lots of acne as a teenager, you'll have less wrinkles, which comes to your benefit. my mom used to have lots and lots of acne, but she has no wrinkles, and she's forty-five. :>
Why shouldn't he worry about it? Surly if you saw a guy that had acne you would be less attracted to him.


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The best advice I can give is go to a dermatologist. It's hard to say what is going to heal your acne so instead of hoping that you'll find the solution go to the dermatologist and get it over with.
   
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Re: Skin Problems - March 18th 2009, 02:05 AM

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wtp, what i'm saying is that he shouldn't have to worry about acne because most teenagers get it anyways. also, you really don't know who i am, so your assumption can be specified as incorrec on my part.




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Re: Skin Problems - March 18th 2009, 02:43 AM

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wtp, what i'm saying is that he shouldn't have to worry about acne because most teenagers get it anyways. also, you really don't know who i am, so your assumption can be specified as incorrec on my part.
It's a fact that acne is unattractive. I look at a girls personality much much more than the next guy, but appearance is still a factor.

Guys want girls to think they are attractive, another fact of life. So since he wants to be attractive acne is something he should definitely worry about.
   
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Re: Skin Problems - March 18th 2009, 03:27 AM

your opinion is yours.




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Re: Skin Problems - March 18th 2009, 04:27 AM

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Re: Skin Problems - March 18th 2009, 06:29 AM

:< it's a shame then that isn't a fact.




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Re: Skin Problems - March 19th 2009, 01:56 AM

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:< it's a shame then that isn't a fact.
Show me one person who will honestly say acne isn't unattractive.
   
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Re: Skin Problems - March 19th 2009, 08:20 AM

sadly, said people are not around as it is 1:20 in the morning and everyone's sleeping. :<




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Re: Skin Problems - March 31st 2009, 03:52 AM

I read Aloe Vera supplement pills help clean out the body of harmful toxins and give your skin an overall healthier look.
   
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