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Why do boys' faces break out during puberty?

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The flood of hormones released by your body during puberty can make you sweat -- a lot. Puberty also makes the oil glands in your skin more active. Together, these two things can trigger pimples and zits. Your doctor calls this acne.

Keeping your face and body clean can help. But if your acne is very bad, ask your mom or dad to make a doctor's appointment for you. Sometimes, medicine can help clear up severe acne and avoid scarring.

From: Guys' FAQ About Puberty WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.Org: "Puberty: What to Expect When Your Child Goes Through Puberty."

HealthyChildren.org: "What's Happening to My Body?" "Physical Development of School Age Children."

Child Growth Foundation: "Puberty and Tanner Stages."

KidsHealth.org: "Causes of Precocious Puberty."

HealthyChildren.org: "Stages of Puberty."

Massachusetts General Hospital for Children: "Puberty."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 16, 2019

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.Org: "Puberty: What to Expect When Your Child Goes Through Puberty."

HealthyChildren.org: "What's Happening to My Body?" "Physical Development of School Age Children."

Child Growth Foundation: "Puberty and Tanner Stages."

KidsHealth.org: "Causes of Precocious Puberty."

HealthyChildren.org: "Stages of Puberty."

Massachusetts General Hospital for Children: "Puberty."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 16, 2019

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