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How does puberty affect your skin?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Puberty

Acne develops or worsens for many at puberty.
Sunscreen is important for many enjoying outdoor activities at this age.

In brief: Puberty

Acne develops or worsens for many at puberty.
Sunscreen is important for many enjoying outdoor activities at this age.
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dr. Coyle Connolly
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