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How does puberty affect your skin?

How does puberty affect your skin?

Oily skin and acne: Both males and females have increased testosterone during puberty which causes excessive sebum production which then plugs up the pores forming comedones (whiteheads, blackheads). These can become inflamed and infected with bacteria and form papules and pustules (pimples and zits). End result is oilier skin and acne breakouts, acne scarring, larger pores, and hair growth. ...Read more

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Definition)

Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more


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Does skin get less oily after puberty?

Does skin get less oily after puberty?

Usually, yes: It certainly does improve - but some adults still have a tendency to be on the oily side of normal. Heredity plays a role as does diet and other possible lifestyles. Ask your doctor or look online for food choices to lessen oily skin. Drinking lots of water every day - 64 oz is not too much. Don't worry - it should improve! ...Read more

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Hey, Im a 14 Year Old Boy Who Is going through puberty. On my penis on the skin only their are these small tiny dots. These dots never hurt. ?

Hey, Im a 14 Year Old Boy Who Is going through puberty. On my penis on the skin only their are these small tiny dots. These dots never hurt. ?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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Why is the skin around my chin darker than the rest of my face? it's been that way since puberty and lightening it just causes it to become dark again

Why is the skin around my chin darker than the rest of my face? it's been that way since puberty and lightening it just causes it to become dark again

Hirsutism?: Do you also have excessive hair that is more than your peers? It could be due to elevated levels of male hormones in your system giving it a darker appearance than the rest of your face. Google Female Hirsutism and see if you have similar symptoms and seek help with GYN ...Read more

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Does the upper lip skin darken during puberty for girls?

Does the upper lip skin darken during puberty for girls?

Usually not: But check w/your pediatrician if you have concerns. ...Read more

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Does the skin attached to the inside head of the penis peel off during puberty?

Does the skin attached to the inside head of the penis peel off during puberty?

Hygiene: We all slough a cell layer of surface skin cells every day. On the scalp it is dandruff, on the head of penis it is smegma. Uncircumcised boys, not used to retracting their foreskins and wiping away smegma/dead skin cells may think that the penis is pealing. It is normal skin desquamation (shedding). ...Read more

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Random size pimples on face during puberty at 15, which left acne marks, which started to disappear gradually.Will my skin heal to original complexion?

Random size pimples on face during puberty at 15, which left acne marks, which started to disappear gradually.Will my skin heal to original complexion?

It can: A diet rich in antioxidants from fresh fruits and veggies can help with the healing process. Avoiding processed foods also helps. I have had good results with a chinese opical cream called schmoove too. (www.Franzcenter.Com). It helps improve many skin conditions. ...Read more