Quickly eliminate the outbursts of your teenager
Teen breakouts are a tough nut to crack, but with the right knowledge, know-how and Clear Start, our special line for eliminating teen breakouts, it is possible to get clear skin.
What are the causes of teen breakouts?
Breakouts are generally part genetic and part hormonal. Unlike adult breakouts, which are usually inflammatory and stress-related, teen breakouts are usually triggered by puberty.
As teens move from child to adult, puberty triggers the movement of new chemicals in their bodies. Androgenic hormones, often referred to as "male" hormones even though they are found in both males and females, become more prominent - and trigger breakouts.
Why are they such a big deal?
Teenage breakouts are completely normal, but they can take a toll on your teen's appearance. This can lead to bullying, stress, depression, and low self-esteem. The good news? The hormones that cause the outbursts stabilize over time, so the outbursts become fewer in adulthood.
How should my teen treat breakouts?
Your teen's main focus at this stage should be to unclog pores, minimize the bacteria that cause breakouts, and control oil. Thorough cleansing, toning and moisturizing day and night are a good start, as is using products that reduce clogged pores, kill bacteria, control excess sebum and reduce inflammation.
The Clearly Matte Kit makes it easy to treat breakouts with a 3-step cleansing, toning and moisturizing regimen, plus the Clear Start Breakout Clearing Booster that delivers real results.
Your teen should also follow these habits for clear skin:
- Avoid comedogenic (pore-clogging) ingredients that can make breakouts worse.
- Drink more water to flush out toxins, move nutrients through the body and improve circulation.
- Keep sensitive skin in check with soothing, cooling ingredients and soap-free cleansers like Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash.
- Avoid using fabric softeners made from animal fat (especially beef lard), not to mention artificial fragrances. This comedogenic coating can get on pillowcases, irritate the skin and clog pores.
- Don't clean skin with very hot water, harsh soap, vigorous scrubbing, or rough loofahs and brushes. This will only make breakouts worse.
- Get an occasional skin treatment to address urgent problems on the spot.
Getting your teen to establish good habits and an effective skin care regimen now can help them have clear, healthy skin for life.