oa Professional Nursing Today - Adolescents - acne : family feature

Volume 13, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1607-6672



The onset of adolescence often produces marked changes in the skin. Rising levels of sex hormones encourage the sebaceous glands in the skin to produce increasing amounts of sebum. Not only does the increased sebaceous activity give the skin an oily appearance, it also encourages the development of acne, which affects almost all adolescents to some extent.

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