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The Hormones That Cause Teenage Acne

During adolescence, teens have an increase in hormones called “androgens,” and they are responsible for the sexual development that takes place during the teenage years. The two primary androgens are testosterone and androstenedione. These are called “male hormones” but they occur in both females and males, albeit in different amounts. In women, androgens are converted into estrogens, the female sex hormones. A byproduct of the testosterone, DHT, is what causes over-production of oil in the skin that leads to acne. This is why both males and females develop hormonal acne, but it is more likely to occur in boys during adolescence.
Hormone Levels Not Equal among Teens
Hormone levels during adolescence fluctuate between teens and within the individual. There are a number of conditions that can occur as a result of too many or too few androgens being produced. One of the most prevalent is hormonal acne. Although no one really knows why some people develop acne and others do not, those who do share the common trait of over-oily skin. Treating the problem is the only way to treat the acne.
Treating Teenage Acne over Time
Teenage acne has been around for centuries, as has the quest for the perfect teenage acne treatment. Only Clearogen contains the natural DHT-fighting ingredients that reduce over-stimulation of the oil glands to stop acne at its cause. To learn more about the acne-fighting ingredients in Clearogen, or to place your order, call 877-30-CLEAR.