Most teen boys get acne. While acne is a normal part of being a teenager, there are things you can do to clear up your skin. Would you be surprised to learn that acne is not caused by a dirty face? Acne is not caused by foods like chocolate or French fries, either.
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3. Don't Over-Exfoliate Your Skin
Did you know that our skin is the largest organ of our bodies? It holds us together! Skin reflects who we are and it is the first impression of us upon others. For teenagers, this can be a painful and embarrassing impression when acne strikes. Acne comes upon each person differently; some go through life with few issues and others feel burdened by the condition. Acne is fairly common—three-fourths of all Americans ages 11 to 30 have acne and 17 million Americans have acne at any given time. It can persist into adulthood too. It shows up most commonly on the face, neck, chest, back and shoulders. Acne normally starts in the pubertal or adolescent years when the body increases production of a hormone called androgen. This hormone stimulates production of an oily substance called sebum, which mixes with dead skin cells and hair in skin openings known as hair follicles.
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It can take years — and dozens of trips to the dermatologist — to discover how to get rid of acne on your unique skin. Everyone has unique skin types, skin tones, lifestyles, and genetic histories that make it impossible to have a single piece of one-size-fits-all advice. But here at Teen Vogue , we've pretty much made it our life mission to figure out the best tips from the pros to point you in the right direction. They've seen it all and won't recommend it unless it's backed up by experience and science. Ahead, we rounded up the best advice on how to get clear skin from top dermatologists. Read on for our favorite ways to get your skin to look and feel its best. The first and most important rule isn't groundbreaking: Remember to wash your face!