Skincare in your teens is a rollercoaster of shine and clogged pores. Things are less complicated in some ways since your skin is still fresh and plump, and you don’t need to worry about an endless selection of serums and concoctions. But there are certain battles you’ll have to contend with as you build your skincare routine for teen skin.
Below, we offer some valuable tips for creating your first skincare routine.
Your Morning Routine
Teen skin is good at exfoliating itself, so you don’t need to use any abrasive scrubs or cleansers as they will only dry out your skin and clog pores. Choose a refreshing and gentle cleansing gel that helps remove morning oiliness. A product with AHAs will exfoliate your skin gently and break down any buildup.
After cleansing, use a lightweight moisturizer to lock in hydration. You’ll want to use a product that’s non-greasy and will sit well under your makeup. A soothing, gentle moisturizer will suit sensitive skin and put an end to those shiny-face photos.
3. Spot Treatment
One thing teenagers have to contend with is spots. No matter how tempted you are, never squeeze your pimples. It only makes them worse, pushing the bacteria deeper into your skin. Squeezing your spots can also lead to scarring and pigmentation marks. Choose a treatment with salicylic acid to reduce inflammation and redness. Thin, transparent formulas dry quickly and don’t leave a residue, so you can wear them under your makeup.
A regular Teen Facial at our spa in Myrtle Beach will help keep pores unclogged and acne at bay while encouraging smooth and fresh skin.
Your Evening Routine
1. Makeup Remover
If you do wear makeup, remember to always take it off at night. Leaving makeup on overnight clogs up your pores and leads to breakouts. The quickest and easiest way to take your makeup off is to use micellar water. It’s also gentler on the skin than face wipes.
Second-cleansing is the process of using two cleansers to ensure your skin is perfectly clean before you apply any other products. The micellar water will lift away makeup and surface dirt. You’ll need to follow it with a more efficient cleansing cream or gel to remove deeper-routed impurities and toxins. The right cleanser will leave your skin feeling refreshed and smooth.
If you’d like to add a serum to your teen skincare routine, start with niacinamide. This one is a good all-rounder as it can be used for all skin types. It’s perfect for teen skin, too, as it works to reduce the appearance of blemishes, balances oil, strengthens your skin’s barrier, and fades breakout pigmentation.
Always aim to keep your skin adequately hydrated. Well hydrated skin is healthy. Healthy skin is strong and able to heal faster. If your skin can’t quite decide at this age if it’s oily or dry, or a bit of both, look for a refreshing moisturizer that will work for both. Layer it on thick at night so you wake up with a nourished, radiant glow.
Teen Skin Care in Myrtle Beach
One of the biggest problems teens face is oily skin. You can keep the shine down without being rough on your skin. Besides choosing a salicylic acid cleanser, you can add an oil-free primer to your arsenal of beauty tools and then remember to blot oil throughout the day to keep the shine away.
Most importantly, keep your hands clean. Protect your skin from germs and dirt by washing your hands before you touch your face or fix your makeup. Help your skin stay healthy by regularly cleaning other surfaces that touch your skin, too, like your phone and your makeup brushes.