Acne is a typical sign that a child takes another step in becoming an
adult. In most cases acne is not a health problem, but it can lead to
social integration problems for girls and boys. In the last few
decades acne has become a daily problem for teens around the world.
Since the first years of the 1970’s parents and medics from the
corners of the world are looking for solution to treat this problem.
All teens have this problem and parents shouldn’t worry too much, but
taking action in combating acne is the best thing to do.
Acne usually appears as a result of the hormonal changes that happen
between the age of 15 and 20 years. For the most of the teens pimples
and blackheads that appear on the face and other parts of the body are
a big issue. Red pimples are the most obvious ones because they get
pretty big. Because of this teens can feel marginalized by their
entourage or their class mates.
Parents can help younger teenagers by offering the possibility to go
to a doctor. Dermatologists can prescribe different medication like
Benzoyl Peroxide or Salicylic Acid. Well known companies add different
lab made plant extracts or spring water. All those chemicals combined
with unhealthy food can lead to hair loss or weight gain. Teens can
take an overdose of pills thinking that by doing this they will heal
faster. To avoid this parent should take great care in the dosage of
pills. Those substances are not the most effective ones and acne can
reappear after some time.
Grandparents can have knowledge about different herbs that can aid
a successful healing of acne. There are many traditional plants used
like burdock leaves, lavender, calendula flowers or cabbage. From all
the plants you can prepare different home remedies. Tinctures are made
from plant leaves left in alcohol for two or three weeks. After the
tincture is macerated, you will strain the fluid obtained and give it
to your teen. He should use a small cotton pad to rub this tincture on
his or her face two times a day, in the morning and in the evening.
If your teenager can’t get rid of acne after the age of 20, then you
have a problem. The young person should go immediately to a doctor and
run some blood tests because acne can be a sign of other dangerous