With the onset of teenage years comes a dramatic change in hormone levels – in particular an increase in the production of testosterone, a male hormone which is produced by both men and women. Testosterone can trigger the sebaceous glands in the skin to produce increased levels of sebum, which gives rise to an oilier complexion and can provide the perfect environment for pimples to thrive. Furthermore, if you already have oily or combination skin, you are more likely to suffer from outbreaks.
Our skincare advice and product recommendations
Vital for removing daily grime and bacteria that can lead to spots. Cleansing also helps shift dead skin cells and clears pores to leave skin brighter and clearer. Ultra-kind to skin, you could try our award-winning Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. Purifying eucalyptus oil, soothing chamomile and toning hops help put you back in control of your skin.
Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
I am Caribbean with oily, spot prone skin. I have bought so many products over 30 years in the hope of getting even toned, smooth skin. Many of them have proved too harsh. Your Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser is the best cleansing system I have tried and will always use it from now on. So thank you Liz Earle for the Cleanse & Polish. Miss Pauline Beckford
Refreshing and soothing, our Instant Boost Skin Tonic is alcohol-free, so does not strip skin of its natural oils. Gentle enough for even sensitive skin types, it contains calendula and cucumber to calm, plus skin-conditioning panthenol and geranium to tone.
Instant Boost Skin Tonic
For nourishing and protecting your skin, moisturising is an essential, final step of your daily skincare regime and there's no exception for younger skin. If your skin is oily you could try our Skin Repair Light, which contains moisturising avocado, borage, antioxidant beta-carotene and natural source vitamin E to help condition your skin without overloading it.
Alternatively for men, our After-Shaving Moisturiser is a light, easily-absorbed formula that contains self-heal, a natural remedy for skin irritation, natural source vitamin E which can help heal, and borage to help calm and moisturise.
Skin Repair Light Moisturiser
For more detailed advice and treatments read our young skin guide or use our online Live Help.
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