Teenage years are an exciting time. You are growing up, forming your own opinions, and becoming your own person. However, teenage years come with their share of confusion. Especially for your body when puberty wreaks havoc on your hormones and your skin bears the brunt of nasty acne.
Let’s face it. Acne is practically unavoidable unless you are a rare unicorn who doesn’t break out at all. Your parents dealt with it, your siblings did too, and chances are that most of your friends are riding the same wave as you.
However, it’s not all that bad either! Taking care of your skin goes a long way. Following a simple skincare routine can do wonders for you when you begin at an early age. It will not only help keep those pesky pimples at bay, but it will also ensure that your skin ages well and remains healthy.
In this article we will outline a simple yet effective skin care routine for teenagers. So, you can get rid of those annoying pimples for clean and clear skin.
Know You, Be You
Before you start out on your skin care journey, it is important to figure out your skin type. A quick assessment of your skin is important. It will help you decide whether your skin type is normal, oily, combination or dry & sensitive.
If your skin isn’t too oily, nor is it extremely dry, you likely have normal skin. If the T-zone of your face (forehead, nose, and chin) is constantly oily and shiny, but your cheeks seem rather dry, you likely have combination skin. If your entire face feels oily and sticky, even after washing it twice a day, your skin is likely oily. And of course, if your skin is dry, feels patchy and flaky and is extra sensitive to environmental influences around you, then your skin type is dry & sensitive.
Now that you know your skin type, you can start taking care of your skin with products that are tailor-made for you. Let us elaborate. Caring for normal skin is relatively simpler than caring for combination to oily skin. Excess oil clogs the pores of your skin, which when combined with dead skin cells and dirt become excellent breeding grounds for pimple-causing germs and bacteria. In such a case, you need an effective product.
The CLEAN & CLEAR® Foaming Face Wash is a specially formulated teenage skin care product that gently removes the excess oil and pimple causing germs, directly targeting the root cause of acne. Its safe and mild formula deeply cleans your skin without over-drying it. Your skin will feel happy and you will be Selfie-Ready – everyday!
Keep It Clean
The first step towards pimple-free, healthy skin is keeping it clean. When you keep it clean, you will likely keep sebum production in bay. Generally, the hormonal changes experienced during teenage years can lead to an excessive secretion. However, sebum itself is not the enemy. It is rather important for your skin as it is the first barrier that protects your skin against the nasties. That said, excess sebum can clog the pores on your skin. That can then lead to possible break outs.
Teenage skin is young and vulnerable. It needs products that are especially mild yet do their job well. The CLEAN & CLEAR® Morning Energy Face Wash is a gentle face wash for teens that washes away the excess oil, dirt, and grime away to reveal cleaner, softer skin. It is specially formulated with menthol and soft bursting beads that leave a cool, tingly sensation. Available in three fresh fragrances – Berry, Aqua and Lemon, the Morning Energy face wash is one of the best face washes for teens with normal skin.
While it is important to keep your skin clean and free from oil and dirt, it is also important to make sure that your skin does not get overly dry. When your skin feels stripped off its natural oil, your sebaceous glands can go on an overdrive and produce even more sebum to replenish the skin’s natural barrier. From thereon it is a vicious cycle. You can prevent that from happening by moisturizing your skin. Choose a mild, non-comedogenic and oil-free product that will leave your skin feeling soft and supple.
Use targeted acne treatments.
Sometimes, merely keeping your skin clean and moisturizing it regularly is not enough and you might still break-out. When that happens, it is time to seek out expert advice. Visit a dermatologist to figure out what your skin really needs and understand your skin’s requirements. Invest in quality products that help your skin heal and recover against pimples and acne.
Look for a mild cleanser that is Dermatologically Tested such as the CLEAN & CLEAR® Pimple Clearing Face Wash. It contains 0.5%Salicylic Acid and Neem, both clinically proven to be highly effective against pimples. With regular usage you will also notice a reduction in clogged pores and blackheads. Its gentle formula does not irritate sensitive skin and is safe for everyday use.
And remember, skin care for teens can be overwhelming.
But once you figure out what works best for your skin, even a simple skin care routine for teenagers can make a world of difference. It will help you achieve healthy, pimple-free and clear skin, which will also boost your self-confidence.
Disclaimer: The content in the articles are based on scientific literature and consumer interactions. .Individual skin conditions may vary and if condition persist the consumer should consult a dermatologist.