Struggling because of pimples? Got stressed by your swelling acne? Worrying because of your oily face? Teenagers are likely to have these kinds of problems, a good skin care is important to have healthy skin. Worry no more! An effective skincare routine is easy to put into practice. In this article, I will show you the 4 basic skin care steps for teen and you will also know how to properly remove your pimples.
4 Basic Teen Skin Care Steps:
Cleansing is essential to your skin to eliminate dirt, oil, and dead skin bits. Everyday washing of your skin can also help to get rid of excess oil, which can prevent acne. If you have oily skin, washing with a foaming or gel cleanser go well for you. In addition to that, go look for a cleanser that includes salicylic acid which is an anti-inflammatory agent and helps to eliminate dead skin cells.
If ever you are going to play any sports or going to have a PE class, wash your face if possible before you exercise. And for those teenagers who have dry instead of oily skin, a milky cleanser and moisturizer are highly recommended.
Using a moisturizer, you should moisturize your skin in the morning and evening. If you have oily skin, an emulsion is best for you to have enough hydration. In order to get hooked on moisturizing, it is recommended that you do it at the same time every day, such as after cleansing and after showering.
Having a time moisturizing your skin can make you have a softer, more elastic skin, and it will keep your skin hydrated.
Being a teenager, you have to treat skin conditions particularly acne, which appears when pores on the surface of the skin become blocked. This is because of oil glands that produce excess oil, and the dirt and bacteria that blocked your open pores.
Having a well maintained hydrated and moisturized skin is your protection to acne. Be informed to avoid harsh products that can make your skin too much dehydrated.
Right after you cleanse your skin, you must protect it daily from the sun and other environmental factors. Use a sunscreen that contains mineral zinc oxide (minimum of 7%) that can provide max protection from UVA and UVB rays. If you think that if you use a high SPF sunscreen you are being protected from damaging UVA rays then you’re wrong. SPF only covers your protection from sunburn, which you get only from UVB rays.
Wearing clothes that cover your skin from sun’s peak ultraviolet rays ranging from 10 am up until 2 pm, can give you defense against premature aging and skin cancer.
How to properly remove your pimples
First and foremost, no matter how alluring it is, you should never pinch pimples. The pressure triggers the bacteria to enter the skin and cause inflammation. But when you don’t have an option, the best way to remove it is by placing a clean tissue or handkerchief between the skin and your fingertips and only apply gentle pressure. Cleanse the area of skin affected after that to lessen the possibility of infection and decrease the chance of more acne.
Skin Care Tips:
1. You should exfoliate your skin at least once a week.
It is advisable to exfoliate your skin with a relatively gentle product once every 1-2 weeks to get rid of dead skin and to have a softer skin. You shouldn’t scrub, that’s not a good thing with acne or blackheads. You can simply wet your skin, grab some of the exfoliants onto your fingertips, and rub it onto your skin. Do this for about 60-seconds, and then use a warm water to rinse it off. You can also try mixing sugar and honey for a home-made exfoliant. If ever you have a sensitive skin, oatmeal mixed with honey or milk is best for you to smooth out your skin.
2. You should use face mask once every 2-4 weeks.
There are different face mask to choose from depending on what you want to pull off. A face mask is used to take out toxins in your skin, clear out your pores, and kill dead skin cells. Frequently use of face mask can result in a dehydrated skin so it is best to use it every 2-4 weeks. To use a face mask, wet your face with water and grab some mask onto your fingertips. Apply it evenly over your skin, and allow it to dry for 20-30 minutes. After that, use a warm water and a damp cloth to wipe the mask off your face.
3. You should use pore cleansing strips to remove blackheads.
There are pore cleansing strips with adhesive tape on one side that you can buy at the market. You can stick the adhesive side onto your skin, and when you pull out the strip, it will take out blackheads that might have been existing. Pore strips are usually used on the nose and chin but can also be used on any part of the body that contains blackheads. There are some black liquid pore strips that you could also use. Wrapped it up by cleansing and moisturizing your face for best results.
Taking good care of your skin while you’re young is a good practice. Having motivation and knowledge in how to deal with your skin problems is an advantage. You should know by now how to handle those oily skin, pimples, and blackheads. Maintaining a good skin as early as your age is something you can be happy about in the near future.