Being a teenager doesn’t need to mean bad skin you will have bad skin! Here are some skin care tips for teenage skin that will keep you happy and glowing.
The majority of teenagers may experience problematic skin at some point in their adolescent years. These concerns can range clogged pores, oiliness, breakouts, pustular lesions and acne flare-ups. Despite the busy lifestyle of teenagers, ranging from outdoor activities to a social life and school work, one should always incorporate a basic routine to improve skin health and help to keep these concerns under control – all now achievable with the DermaFix skincare tips for teenage skin.
Improving teenage skin concerns can often be difficult due to the hormonal changes that kick in with puberty, this usually occurs and the age of 13. While genetics is the main cause of acne there can be many contributing factors, including clogged pores, excessive oiliness, incorrect product use, and diet and lifestyle changes. DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care offer a range of products to combat these contributing factors.
For skin care success one needs to understand how to control acne, as constant care and maintenance is required. Here are a few skin care tips for teenage skin from DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care, that will assist to help keep acne under control;
1. Use an appropriate cleanser
By avoiding harsh soaps and ingredients such as Sodium Laureth Sulphate within your cleansing routine, you avoid the stripping of the skins natural barrier ensuring skin health is maintained. The goal is to use a gentle, yet deep cleansing product like the DermaFix Gentle Cleansing Gel which combats inflammation whilst offering hydration benefits for the skin. For more active oily problematic skin care concerns DermaFix Active Cleaning Gel or MD Prescriptives Mandelic Cleanser could be your preferred cleanser of choice.
2. If using a toner after cleansing, ensure that it is alcohol-free
Often toners are a neglected step in a teenager’s skin care routine, as their importance is often overlooked. Toners provide an effective way to supply the skin with water-based hydration, essential for maintaining the health of the skin. When selecting your toner of choice, check to see whether your toner is Alcohol Free as you do not want to strip or dry out the skin. Your toner should also be pH balanced ensuring that products you apply after toning get effective absorption and therefore offering your skin better results. DermaFix Revitalising Toner, Brightening Toner and MD Prescriptives Mandelic Toner work to restore the natural acid balance of the skin thereby helping to maintain the integrity of the skin.
3. Exfoliate regularly
It’s so important to cleanse and exfoliate your skin at night to remove makeup with a gentle yet effective exfoliator such as the DermaFix DermaPolish to remove debris, oil and redundant skin cells. By exfoliating your skin regularly you prevent clogged pores, a pre-cursor to more problematic acne flare-ups.
4. Meet your skin’s needs by choosing the correct moisturiser
Teenage skin often prone to acne, can involve a different approach according to the individuals skin care needs. Lesions which can be visibly seen on a teenage skin can range from mild concerns of whiteheads and blackheads to more stubborn concerns of pustules, papules, milia and cysts. Overcoming these lesions involves reducing inflammation within the skin whilst combatting dehydration. DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care includes Vitamin B Cream or MD Prescriptives Acne Solution which assist in the improvement of the above mentioned concerns.
5. Use a ‘spot treatment’
Spot treatments are often incorporated into a teenager’s skin care routine to improve specific lesions that may appear. By incorporating a spot treatment one prevents the urge of needing to pick the lesion and thereby the prevention of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and scarring is combatted. DermaFix Mattifying Pore Minimizer contains Salicylic Acid which spirals down the pore and offers a deep cleansing effect, this results in refined pores and a retextured skin.
6. Apply sun protection daily
Teenagers engage in numerous outdoor activities, due to this it is important to include a sun protection into their daily routines, keeping in mind re-application is necessary when exposed to prolonged direct UVA/UVB rays. DermaShield SPF40 provides High UVA/UVB sun protection in a light-weight, low chemical, and oil free base containing Zinc Oxide, well known for its healing benefits.
7. Seek Professional consultation
It is always recommended to go for a skin analysis and introduce facials alongside the above mentioned homecare support products. Home care products will facilitate in the prevention of clogged pores, however a qualified Skin Care Professional is able to effectively prepare the skin prior to manual extractions, and this ensures safe and effective removal of blackhead congestion.
During your facial the DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care Professional will inform you on how to take care of your skin at home. This information includes which DermaFix products will offer you visible results based on your skin type and concerns.
DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care offers a range of skin care solutions to improve a variety of concerns often associated with teenage skin. For further information please contact us directly on 0861 28 23 23 or visit our website www.dermafix.co.za