Change is a normal part of life and happens to all of us. For growing boys and girls, change includes puberty.
Don’t worry when you start seeing your body change, this is all very normal.
Get to know the changes that will happen to your body. This will help you stay confident and be prepared.
With all the puberty changes, our faces get involved as well. You may find pimples on your once smooth skin. There’s no need to feel bad – it happens to everyone. During your menstrual cycle (period), your hormone levels go up and down. Hormones are little messengers that travel in your bloodstream. They affect your oil glands.
This causes germs to get trapped, causing pimples. But you can keep pimples under control...
Don’t pop Popping pimples can push more dirt into the skin. This causes swelling, redness and scarring. Steam your face by pouring hot water into a bowl, covering your head with a towel then holding your head over the bowl to trap the hot steam (don’t get too close to the water or you’ll burn). The steam will open your pores, making the head of the pimple come loose.
Keep it clean Wash your face in the morning and at night with warm water and mild soap. Don’t scrub your skin as it causes irritation.
Don’t touch Germs on your fingers can cause your skin to get infected so make sure you wash your hands before putting products on your face.
Clean your stuff Do you wear glasses? Own a cellphone? Keep them clean to stop dirt from clogging up the skin around your eyes, nose and jawline.
Drink up Water is a great way to get rid of toxins that can cause pimples. Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning and keep a bottle with you so you can drink throughout the day.
Don’t let the sight of pimples get your confidence down. Remember, you are awesome, with or without pimples.