You know taking care of your skin is important to keep acne and blemishes in check, which is a common problem of adolescence. Now is a good time to create healthy skin habits to ward off problems down the road. If you’re a teen, there are pretty good chances that you have some acne. Acne is common among teens due the hormonal changes that come with puberty, and for most people, acne goes away almost completely during the early 20s. Acne vulgaris is the type of acne that most teens get that usually occurs on the face, neck, shoulders, upper back, and chest.
Taking care of your skin doesn't have to take a chunk of your time, and you definitely don't need expensive skin care products. In view of so many obligations that teens have today, these simple skin care tips will help you develop a great skin care routine that works for your budget and your life:
Wash your face twice a day- Cleanse twice a day, morning and night. Use gentle cleansers like Dove, Cetaphil, Aveeno, and CeraVe. Talking about acne treatment cleansers, purchase one that contains benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, or glycolic acid.
Exfoliation- Using facial scrubs is a big NO as it will irritate your skin, can tear scabs off of breakouts that are trying to heal, and leave your skin looking more red and swollen than it was before. Try over-the-counter glycolic acid or alpha hydroxy acid "peels" to exfoliate your skin. If you do use a scrub exfoliant, gentle usage is recommended.
Moisturize- Use a good moisturizer every day if you are undergoing acne treatments as these treatments tend to make your skin super dry. Purchase a moisturizer that says oil-free and noncomedogenic, which will not leave you feeling greasy and won't clog your pores. A cherry on top would be choosing a moisturizer that has SPF which will act as a shield against the sun.
Don’t Pop Pimples- You might be tempted to pop pimples, but try to fight that urge since popping pimples damages the skin, and can cause dark spots and acne scarring. The best way to deal with pimples is to shrink them (instead of squeezing) with an over-the-counter acne spot treatment overnight.
Skin problems are no longer a problem in view of so many effective cosmetic laser procedures with proven outcomes and no real patient downtime. Intense Pulsed Light IPL laser treatment New Jersey is one of the most effective ways to improve the color and texture of your skin without surgery. It works best if you have pale or light brown skin. You can talk to your dermatologist about this procedure if you want to lessen or get rid of acne or scars.
Toner and Astringent- An astringent may be helpful for super oily skin that removes oil from the surface of the skin, and leave your skin feeling clean and refreshed. If you are susceptible to breakouts, over-the-counter (OTC) astringents containing salicylic acid are good options.
See a Dermatologist- This is one of the best things you can do for help treating acne. They will prescribe medications that are stronger than the OTC products.
Achieve clearer skin by keeping up good skin care and taking the right treatment medications.
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