Skin and Grooming
Grooming (or hygiene) issues are some of the earliest signs, to others, that your body is changing. Grooming issues are things like oily hair, pimples, and many new and unusual smells - all of which are easily taken care of with some new habits. This is all normal - do not worry.
When you reach puberty, your sweat glands become more active, and as they do, you may develop body odor, which is easily controlled with an antiperspirant or deodorant. Both help mask the odors, and an antiperspirant actually helps you sweat less. Your feet may also develop a stronger smell. Frequent showering can help you feel and smell fresh and clean.
As your skin is changing and becoming more oily, it may require more frequent washing, maybe with a cleanser to help fight breakouts. Making sure you drink enough water (six 8-ounce glasses a day) and eat enough fruits and vegetables (five servings a day) will also help.
- What is Acne?
- Strange Smells
- Hair and Scalp
- Nails -- Finger and Toe
- Cosmetics and Skin Care Products
- Tanning and Sun Exposure
Last reviewed November 2012
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