It’s nearly impossible to survive the teen years without a number of skin problems. As if being a teenager isn’t angsty enough, troubled skin only adds to the stress. If your teen is spending a lot of time in front of the mirror and is becoming increasingly frustrated with their skin condition, there is help.
Hormones, puberty, and hygiene all play a major role in the condition of girl’s and boy’s skin alike, with acne, blackheads, and oily skin topping the list of teen skin complaints. Particularly for the new teen, proper skincare needs to be taught.
Here are the top skin tips for teen skin care:
Daily Face Washing: Daily face washing for a teen is a must, and we don’t mean just soap and water. Teens break out mostly due to a combination of hormones and increased oil production. That oil clogs pores and invites bacteria and debris inside, leading to breakouts. Find a cleanser that gently removes dirt, oil, and impurities while enriching and energizing the skin with vitamins.
Control Oil: First, choose a salicylic acid cleanser. Second, use an oil-free primer to control shine. Finally, blot oil during the day using specialized cloths or tissues.
Exfoliate: Exfoliate only once or twice a week, using a relatively gentle product. Don’t and don’t over-exfoliate.
Wash off Makeup before Bed: Girls who make a regular habit of sleeping in make-up can have an acne breakout or develop a bumpy rash called perioral or periocular dermatitis.
Keep Hands Clean: Wash your hands before you touch your face or touch up your makeup and regularly clean other surfaces that touch your skin, such as your phone.
Clear skin equals confidence and confidence is everything to a teenager. Seeing a dermatologist about acne can make a huge difference, especially if your teenage has red, pus-filled pimples or large lumps under the skin that are painful or leaving scars. Our Denver dermatology clinic, Colorado Skin Care, can help address your teen’s acne concerns and determine the necessary treatments. Give us a call today at (303) 740-4883 to schedule an appointment.