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  • Teen idols seem to have it all.  Fame, screaming fans, and more money than any teenager could ever dream of.  What teenager wouldn’t want to sing to sold-out concert stadiums or sign autographs that sell for thousands of dollars?  But while these teen dreams may seem to live a charmed life, there is one common teenage problem they can’t escape: acne.

    Acne is a skin condition that shows up as different types of bumps on the skin such as pimples, blackheads, whiteheads and cysts.  Acne develops from oil glands at the base of the hair follicle.  While nobody knows the exact cause of acne, scientists suspect that the main cause is a rise in androgen levels.

    While not dangerous, acne can leave skin scars and can also leave skin looking temporarily disfigured.  Teenagers are especially prone to acne because of the hormonal changes they undergo during puberty.  Boys are more prone to acne than girls, but either gender can be affected.  It is said that 9 out of 10 teenagers suffer from acne at some point, and 75% of people between the ages of 11 and 30 will have gotten acne at some point.

    Fortunately, acne is treatable.  Read on to see how these famous teen dreams have battled against zits.

    Justin Bieber

    At 20, Justin Bieber might just be the most crushed-on teen idol in the entire world.  The Bieb has legions of screaming fangirls and more Twitter followers than any other human being in the world.  Still, despite his millions of records sold,  the Canadian heartthrob-turned-bad-boy shocked his fans by being arrested for a DUI in Florida.  Equally as shocking as his arrest, though, was his mugshot where the usually fresh-faced teen idol showed signs of pimples and other acne.

    Bieber has been no stranger to acne in the past.  As recently as 2013, Bieber was the spokesman for the Proactiv line of products.  However, the reappearance of his zits seems to indicate that Proactiv did not produce long-term results for him.  This is not surprising.  Many over-the-counter, topical creams, cleansers and exfoliants are ineffective at getting to the root of acne’s problems.  And these mediocre creams usually come at a steep price.

    Rather than spend more money on expensive cleansers that may or may not work, Bieber would be better served using the ProSonic GLOW Face and Body Cleansing & Exfoliation Brush Set to slough away the acne.  Recommended by dermatologists and skincare specialists, the ProSonic GLOW costs a fraction of the price of expensive anti-acne creams and gives a deep-pore cleansing that soap, water and specialized cleansers cannot achieve.  The three different rotating heads that come included with the ProSonic device effectively remove oil, dirt and other impurities that cause pimples and blackheads.

    Bieber might also consider toning down his wild lifestyle as stress can also contribute to acne breakouts.  Experts believe that when the body is stressed, an increase in hormones can increase the amount of oil secreted onto the skin, which can clog pores and cause breakouts.

    Austin Mahone

    Austin Mahone is widely speculated to be the next Justin Bieber, and  he has the fangirls (called Mahomies) to prove it.  And while Mahone might be copying Bieber’s style and competing for the same girls, the 18-year-old star is also competing in a less flattering way: with acne.

    Mahone’s PR team recently tweeted a picture of the star which showed pimples all over his face, bragging:

    “Only @AustinMahone makes acne look attractive.”

    While Mahone’s fans agreed and instantly retweeted his words with their own positive words of support, Mahone might consider the possibility that his international concert-touring might be causing his breakouts.  Traveling has been linked to acne as a change in the environment ─ such as the weather or air quality ─ can trigger pimple breakouts.  Mahone should avoid using hotel soaps and might also want to consider using the ProSonic GLOW Face and Body Cleansing & Exfoliation Brush.  The Prosonic is small in size, and travel-friendly for the frequent tourist, making it perfect for an international pop star like Austin Mahone.


    Teenage pop-singing sensation Lorde might be Grammy royalty, but like all other teenagers, the 17-year-old has admitted to dealing with the unpleasantness of zits and oily skin.  Recent photographs of Lorde at a concert showed the Kiwi singer to have both pimples and blackheads on her cheeks.

    Yet rather than be ashamed of her oily skin, Lorde tweeted pictures of her acne in all its glory, saying:

    “I find this curious — two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok. :-)

    While it’s great that Lorde is comfortable in her own skin, she might want to consider treating her acne now while she’s still in her teens.  Although teenage boys have more severe acne and develop it more often than girls, adult acne is more serious in women than men.   Adult acne tends to be more difficult to treat due to adult skin being dryer.  Adult acne also allows for a higher possibility of scarring due to a slowdown in collagen production.

    Acne affects everybody differently, whether rich, old, teenage or even celebrities.  Only with proper skincare, exfoliation and cleansing can you rid yourself of those pesky zits, blackheads and cysts.

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