It’s quite common to start getting pimples and acne when you are going through puberty.
This happens because hormones flood your body and the oil glands underneath your skin create excess oil (sebum).
The sebum mixes with dead skin cells and causes blockages on the surface of the skin, resulting in pimples and acne. And it’s not just your face. You can get pimples and acne on your neck, face, chest, back and shoulders.
You can try making it easier by following these dos and don’ts:
- Do clean your face in the morning and evening with warm water and soap for pimply skin
- Don’t squeeze your pimples
- Do keep your hair clean and out of your face
- Don’t touch your face
- Do protect yourself from the sun
- Don’t use oily creams
- Do drink lots of water and eat fruit and vegetables
- Don’t eat too much sugary food
- Do speak to a nurse, doctor or pharmacist if your skin is not getting any better
Your skin is going through puberty too and sometimes skin problems can only be managed, not changed. It will settle down when you are older.