Teen boys and Acne + What to do about it!

Skin Care for Teen Boys.

When it comes to boys (+ acne or pimples) and skin care for teens, they usually want the no-brainer approach - the least amount of effort for the greatest result. They may even pay little to no attention, to the fact that they might even need something to help clear up their skin. Also boys can be very embarrassed and non vocal about having spots.

If their skin is starting to break out and white heads are forming this is usually nothing to be too concerned about and can be cleared up quickly using the right products for their skin. However, if the lumps are cystic in appearance and really painful then professional advice is best sort from a dermatologist. This is because there could be something other than normal hormonal issues, driving the skin changes.

For normal pimples a simple routine of using a face wash designed to kill the bacteria on the skin and settle the redness is all that is needed. If faster healing is required using a spot treatment quickens this process.  

An all natural approach is best as most of over the counter pimple products contain nasty chemicals that are hormone disrupters and alcohol that dries out the skin and upsets the PH balance making pimples more painful as they try and pop up through the skin and can sometimes even cause lasting skin problems such as scarring. Read the label on the back carefully as some brands can be very misleading about being all natural.

The teen brand 808 Dude formulated two natural and organic products just for pimples that deliver really quick results without much effort. The Zit Free face wash removes oil and grime gently and the essential oils work to heal and prevent spots. The spot free gel in the range contains over 35% Manuka honey - close to medical grade honey known for its antibacterial and antiviral properties. This makes it one of the best healers for pimples and small nicks from shaving.

The two products together are designed to kill the bacteria, calm the skin, settle the pain and heal, preventing further outbreaks.

When to introduce a skin care routine for teen boys?

The best time to get your son using products is at the first sign of little bumps under the skin. These can start as young as 12 but are normally around age 14 or 15. It is a great time to start getting a daily personal care routine is established, such as a quick face wash, morning and night. If you get boys into a routine early you can prevent their skin worsening. It will keep the oils balanced on their face and they are less likely to have big outbreaks.

Please be aware though, pimples and acne are a normal part of puberty. This means, even if your son is extra diligent and is right on top of his skincare routine, he may well still experience the odd pimple here and there. The best we can do for them as parents, is set them up for success.

When you do start your teenager on their new natural, acne free skin care routine, make sure you explain how to use them properly. They will need guidance on the correct amount to use and how often they need to use it.

Believe us when we say, they have absolutely no idea! It is best to advise twice a day, such as when brushing their teeth and or showering. This is especially important if they are heavily involved in sports and spend their days sweating.

The other thing to make sure is that they are only applying spot treatments to clean skin! Applying it before they wash their faces or have a shower will cause dirt and grime to become trapped underneath the gel. This can actually cause their pores to become more blocked and encourage further outbreaks.

Skin care for teens is a highly discussed topic. Teenage acne and even the odd pimple can cause teenagers a lot of angst. It is important that we, as their parents, are there to guide and lend a helping hand. Do your research, purchase the best acne face wash you can find, find the best skin care for teens that you can...ultimately, they will thank you for it.

If you have any questions regarding natural skincare for teenage skin and why it is so important to opt for all natural skin care products, check out our latest blog 'Natural Skin Care Products' or head to our 'Contact Us' page and send us an email. We are always happy to help!



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