Why the shine? 

Before we hit puberty our skin is naturally beautiful, but can be overly shiny. This is due to an overproduction of sebum by the sebaceous gland. 
What’s a sebaceous gland, you ask?
It’s a gland that’s particularly active on the face and upper chest. 
It is made up of cells called ‘sebocytes’ - the enemies of clear, matt, beautiful skin!

Why do we get acne in our teen years?

Acne is caused by hormonal changes. The increase of testosterone causes chemical reactions in the sebaceous gland that lead to the appearance of pimples. 
Don’t worry – it will pass!