Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hey WellCasters, fair warning! The following message is intended for puberty on boys. If you saw our first video on puberty, you learned that somewhere between the ages of 9 and 15, weirder things start happening to your body and mind. Or you may have noticed this is actually just happening to you? Today, we’re going to talk exclusively to the boys on what's happening in your body and how to deal with it! As a side note, ladies, we’re working on one of these for you, too. I’m sure you’re super excited. Tip 1: Here’s a little secret about zits. You can’t scare them into disappearing. Hormones, genetics, dead skin cells and bacteria are having a party in your pores and your whole face is invited. Think of squeezing zits like a nosy neighbor threatening to call the cops on a party. It might quiet the storm for a little bit but as soon as the neighbor leaves, you can be sure that the party will flare up again. Maybe even louder! Hello, red irritating spots! You're best of washing your face regularly, especially after excessive sweating. But hey, don’t wash your face too much ‘cuz that could irritate your skin too. Use only water-based hair products that won’t drip down your face and clog your pores. Eat consciously, so your skin gets the alphabet of vitamins that needs to glow. Pause and print this whole list of amazing foods that will help you fight acne from the inside. If your skin is especially angry, don’t hesitate to consult a dermatologist. It’s okay. We all need a little help sometimes. And you know, dermatologists are like psychiatrists for skin. Tip 2: Hey, can you hear me all the way up there? You’re a little taller than the last time we spoke. One of the trickiest parts about puberty is that everyone develops at different rates. The once tallest guy in class suddenly finds himself looking up to girls. And the former class shrimp finds himself hitting his head on doorways. Hello! Here’s the thing. The growth spurt part of puberty is kind of a free fall. You can’t control your height or how fast you gain it. Trust me! But what you can control is your posture. That’s right! You’re posture! A solid stand goes a long way to looking cool and composed, even if you’re kinda short. It sounds old-fashion but seriously, stand up straight, maintain eye contact and speak clearly. You’ll see in way more control of your body than you actually feel. Tip 3: Sperm! Testosterone! Oh my! These are the hormones of our lives and they’re exactly what your body starts to produce when puberty kicks off! But as you probably have figured out, the changes aren't just happening inside. You can expect to gain some muscles all over as well as length in girth too! Hurray! You might also be struck with an erection when you least expect it, even in your sleep. And that’s okay! These will lessen with time. And listen to me, this is happening to every single boy you know. Tip 4: Apply deodorant early and often. We here at WellCast prefer antiperspirants which not only mask body odor but help calm sweat glands to prevent your body from sweating as much in the first place. Look! In puberty, your sweat glands are working in overdrive, especially if you play after school sports or lift weights or whatever. So please carry an extra deodorant in your bag or keep one in your locker if and when you need to reapply. Tip 5: Hair hair everywhere or not? Facial hair has a mind of its own. Whether the root of your problems is either uncontrollable hair or not enough, you must accept that hair will come and go as it pleases. It's true. Just ask a bald guy who might also have a hairy back. So, that’s it! Well for me, not for you. You’re still in puberty. We hope that you can breathe a little bit more easily knowing that you’re not alone. And if you really want this inside scoop into what happens to girls during their teen years, well, stay tuned! We’ve got one on the way. Just for the ladies. Don’t worry! We won’t tell them that you peeked. And if you need other puberty information resources, check out these sites.