Taking care of your skin during your teens can be such a battle. Not only do you have to deal with your raging hormones, but you also have to worry about excess oil and acne. We can’t emphasize enough how important it is to know how to treat teenage skin. Because at each stage of your life, your skin needs something different. Your 40s & 50s could be concerned with filling fine lines, while your 30s might have you worrying about hydration. And your teenage or early 20s will have you treating acne & hyperpigmentation.
So in order to help you figure out a skincare routine for teens that will deal with all your problem areas, we have to take you on a journey. This includes letting you in on all the necessary tips and steps you need to have perfect skin while you live your best life.
Remove makeup & oil cleanse
This is the first and perhaps one of the most vital steps of any skincare routine. Here’s something you might not know – sometimes when your skin becomes excessively oily, it often means your skin needs more oil and is producing to meet the need. And sometimes it produces too much which leads to clogged pores and eventually, acne. Help your skin out with an oil cleanse. It not only removes makeup pretty well but leaves your skin feeling supple and moisturized instead of dry and stripped.
Follow with a water-based cleanser
Believe it or not, you don’t get all the makeup off after your initial cleanse. The skin is capable of taking in whatever you put on it, so imagine how much makeup is stored in there. After you oil cleanse, follow with a water-based cleanser to remove water-based dirt like sweat. We recommend getting one that has a percentage of salicylic acid to really combat active acne.
Prep with a toner
After all that cleansing, it is important to bring balance back to your skin. That’s what the toner is for. Toners in a skincare routine for teens helps balance the skin and prepares it for the next set of products.
Apply some essence
This is another great step to prepare your skin for more products. It preps your skin to absorb more products so they can be used to their full potential.
Treat problem areas
If you have specific problems that you would like to fix, this is the time to target them. To brighten your skin, get a Vitamin C treatment or if you want smoother skin try something with aloe vera.
Seal with moisturizer and SPF
Seal it all up with a great moisturizer to balance the skin and some sunscreen to protect your skin. UV rays play a huge part in harming skin, so the earlier you start the better.
There you have it – the vital steps you need to have a skincare routine for teens. Take a deeper look at a thorough skincare routine here.
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