If you’re in your teens, you are just at the right time to start taking care of your face properly. This will help avoid skin care problems caused by improper habits. It doesn’t take a lot of time, and it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Teen skin care differs from adult skin care, so some facial cleansers are most likely not meant for your skin type. By following our skin care tips for teens; you’ll see what you need to do, and what you need to know when it comes to proper skin care.
Healthy Teen Skin Care Habits
Protect your skin. If there is one thing you should daily, this is it: use sun screen. We all know that sun screen protects your skin from this sun, and this obviously reduces your chance of skin cancer. Did you also know that this reduces your chance of signs of early ageing? 90% of premature ageing is caused by the sun. Sure, it may not be something that you are thinking of when you are in your teens, but you’ll be glad you did in 15 years. Apply sunscreen with a minimum SPF 15 (we recommend higher) when you’re out in the sun or driving around with your friends. Don’t forget to reapply.
Ditch the bar soap you have in your shower. Find a facial cleanser that’s best for your skin type. Do you have oily skin? Many teens find that oily skin is their main concern, so look for a gel based cleanser if this is your problem. Make sure you wash your face in the morning and at night. You never want to sleep in your makeup. It’s important to strip your face clean before you put your head down.
Moisturize your face. The idea that those with oily skin don’t need a moisturizer is just plain false. What you do need is a light oil-free moisturizer to put on after you cleanse. It’s not enough for all day; reapply as needed. Always moisturize after you wash and dry your face. If your skin is very oily, you may choose to just moisturize in the morning.
Final Thoughts on Teen Skin Care
Trust me when I say that I can relate with those who are suffering from acne. While you can’t change your genes, you can do your best to take care of your skin so your acne eventually gets better.
Don’t buy every acne product on the market; sometimes they are too harsh for sensitive teenage skin. Look for cleansers and moisturizers that are oil-free, and make sure you use them. Stick with a tinted moisturizer with SPF to get your dose of moisture, protection and coverage with only one application.
Our acne range gives great results. And lastly, don’t feel funny about talking to us, we can help. If you’re like most people, acne will be a fleeting memory for you. Until then, there are many options available to help.Book A Consultation
Treat acne with a spot-treatment. You never know where acne is going to pop up, so if you have oily or acne prone skin, a cleanser or moisturizer with Salicylic Acid helps keep acne at bay. But don’t stress about the acne you already have; a spot treatment will help. Applied directly to the blemish, it helps dry out and clear up your blemish faster than it would on its own.
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