Teenage skin is often imbalanced because of hormonal fluctuations. Sebum production is amped up, often leading to clogged pores and inflammation. Lifestyle factors should also be considered when tailoring a routine for young skin: heavy perspiration caused by physical activity, prolonged UV exposure and improper use (or removal) of makeup should be considered when addressing skin irregularities. Young skin needs supportive skincare regimen: gentle cleanser, water-based moisturizer and UV protection if exposed to the harmful UV rays. Keratolytics such as salicylic acid and retinoids may be introduced if comedones are present alongside seborrhea (oily skin).