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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ?
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
Usually not: But check w/your pediatrician if you have concerns. ...Read more
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
What are the causes of darkening skin on the inner thighs and armpits. seems to have gotten worse after children. Had it since puberty is that normal?
I have litte lumps an bumps on my penis that are the same colour as my skin, and I am already way into puberty. Is this hair growing?
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?
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