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Teen Acne and Sports, How the Two Can Go Hand in Hand.

September 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Acne, Skin Care

It’s back to school acne Part 2!

In Part 1, we discussed teen acne and how going back to school could cause some unwanted zits to appear just in time for the first day of school.  Now let’s take a look at school activities and how they can cause changes in your teen’s skin.

First, let’s again understand what causes acne:

Acne is caused by over productive hormones. An excess of oil secreted by sebum glands causes the skin’s pores to become clogged, producing bacterial outbreaks more commonly referred to as zits or pimples.

Now let’s examine the relationship between sports and your teen’s acne.

Back to School Acne Part II

Proper skin care for teens is especially important if they are very active and/or play sports.  We know that oil, dirt and bacteria can become trapped in pores and cause whiteheads and blackheads, so excess sweat can be a major contributor to breakouts.  Going back to school usually means the start up of extra-curricular activities…like sports.

Young athletes are more prone to acne, specifically acne mechanica.  This type of teen acne is caused by sweating, pressure, friction and rubbing on the skin and can occur anywhere on the face and body.  Often, equipment such as chin straps, baseball caps, pads, tight uniforms and headbands worn low on the forehead can be the cause of acne mechanica.

This doesn’t mean that teens who want beautiful skin should stop playing sports.  It just means that mom and dad have to pay more attention to their skin care regimen to curb major breakouts.   Acne mechanica is easily treated with over-the-counter skin care products, in particular those that contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide; each work to help kill bacteria and can keep most acne breakouts at a minimum.

Athletes should be sure to gently wash their face before and after sports activities with a cleanser containing either of those ingredients.  Important note: DON’T SCRUB SKIN!  Harsh rubbing and cleansing tends to aggravate acne, worsening the condition.  A gentle cleanse will do.  Also if your teen suffers from body acne, a shower right after sport activity is recommended.  You can also purchase a body wash that contains salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.

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About Valentina Chistova

Valentina skin wax expert Teen Acne and Sports, How the Two Can Go Hand in Hand.

Valentina Chistova NJ Skin Care Expert

Valentina Chistova is a world-renowned aesthetician and beauty expert whose experience encompasses all facets of skin care and body treatments. Internationally trained, educated and certified, Valentina has devoted more than twenty years to her profession.

Valentina is a member of the National Cosmetology Association and a CIDESCO candidate (Comite International Desthetique et de Cosmetologie Desthetique), which is the highest degree of beauty therapy certification available in the United States and worldwide. Most recently, Valentina completed a rigorous training program with the Spanish organization Wontersaf, one of the world’s leading centers for trichology, capillary diagnostics and scalp and hair treatment to combat hair loss and other hair dysfunctions. Valentina also holds a Registered Nursing Degree from Kharkov State University and Cosmetology degrees from the Kharkov Medical Institute in the Ukraine and the Capri Institute of Cosmetology in New Jersey.

Valentina is the owner and director of skin care for Aquamedica Salon and Day Spa in Long Branch NJ.

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One Response to “Teen Acne and Sports, How the Two Can Go Hand in Hand.”
  1. Steve says:

    good post that was interesting keep up the good content

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