It’s not like they don’t have enough going on, with getting back to school and everything that goes with it. But, unless they’re one of the lucky few, your teenager’s acne breakouts can be a major skin problem that can interfere with their school work and social life.
Acne is more common for teens mainly because of excess oils in teen skin. Those oils can block your skin’s pores and create pimples and blackheads. So one of the main goals of any skincare routine is to control and/or balance the oil production on your skin.
The Ultimate Treat Just in Time for Back to School
This year, if you want to give your teen’s skincare routine a boost, give them a Teen Cleansing Facial Treatment from Ashgrove Spa. The facial includes a deep cleansing, exfoliation, extraction (if necessary), mask and a moisturizer that’s designed specifically for the needs of teenage skin. The facial helps to improve dehydrated, reactive and acne-prone skin.
The Ultimate Teen Skincare Routine
After the Teen Cleansing Facial Treatment, here’s a routine your teen can use to keep their skin fresh and maximize the effects of their facial.
- Use a Facial Cleanser – Keeping your skin clean not only keeps oiliness in check, it also helps to treat acne by removing excess dirt and dead skin cells that can clog your pores. Wash your face at the start and end of the day with a cleanser made for your skin type – normal, oily or dry skin. Be sure to remove all your makeup when you cleanse in the evening.
- Apply a Skin Toner – Especially in the evening, skin toning will help tighten pores so there’s less chance of them being blocked. Skin toner also helps get the makeup you missed during your cleansing
- Exfoliate – Exfoliation helps get rid of pore-clogging skin before it becomes a problem. But it can be harsh, especially on sensitive skin, so only do it a few times a week. Look for exfoliators that contain clay, AHA and/or salicylic acid. Clay is a natural antiseptic that also tightens your pores. AHA and salicylic acid get deep into your pores to remove hard-to-reach oil and dirt.
- Moisturize – No matter what skin type you have, even oily skin, you should moisturize your skin every day. Look for moisturizing products that are non-comedogenic and/or non-acnegenic because they will not clog your pores.
- Always SPF! – Even if you’re not at the beach, or it’s not even sunny outside, it is really important to use SPF every day. Sunlight is the biggest enemy of healthy skin and skin-damaging rays can get through cloud cover. For teens, if pimples that are healing are exposed to sunlight, it can cause hyperpigmentation, or dark spots on your skin.
Book an appointment for you and your teen to come in and pamper your skin. You deserve it!
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