The teenage age is one of the most unpredictable ages regarding skin health. Some people have flawless skin throughout puberty and even the later stages of the teenage period. However, the people that get to experience this are in the minority. The majority of teenagers have skin problems.
These problems could be hyperpigmentation, persistent acne, rashes, and so on. Taking care of these can be difficult since you have to pay attention to them non-stop.
However, you must take care of your skin to look beautiful and healthy. That said, here are eight tips for taking care of your skin as a teenager.
Understand The Skin Type You Have As a Teenager
Understanding the type of skin you have is one of the first things you need to do to have flawless skin as a teenager. You will find multiple skincare regimens and routines if you search online now. However, they don’t tell you that these skincare routines are specific to skin type. There are four main skin types; dry, oily, standard, and combination.
Dry skin isn’t smooth to touch, and it regularly gets flaky without moisturizing. Sometimes, it can get flaky even after moisturizing. Oily skin is often slippery to the touch, and people that have this skin type tend to sweat a lot. They also tend to have acne, pimples, blackheads, etc. Normal skin has tight pores and has a well-balanced oil and water texture. Combination skin is a mixture of all the skin types mentioned above. For instance, your face could have dry skin, while your limbs or torso have oily or normal skin.
Understanding your skin type and doing more research on it is one of the first steps towards having healthy skin.
Exfoliate at least once a week
Sadly, not a lot of people take exfoliation seriously. Simply put, exfoliation means removing dead skin cells from the outermost layer of your skin. It mainly involves applying some products to your skin for about five to ten minutes. While this is good for your skin, it’s not for everyone.
Before you decide to exfoliate, consult your dermatologist to understand what kind of exfoliation products to use on your skin. If your skin is sensitive and uses the wrong product on your face or skin, you would wind up with even more problems. Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 is an exfoliating and brightening lotion that is ideal for dull skin.
Wash Your Face Regularly
Washing your face is beneficial. For the best results, it is best to do this when you wake up in the morning. By doing this, you would be clearing your skin of all the oil and sweat accumulated the previous day.
However, try not to use soap, disrupting oil and water secretion. Instead, use a mild cleanser for the best results. Additionally, rub mildly to give your skin a little massage.
Every skin needs to be moisturized, no matter what type of skin you have. Several over-the-counter products can help with that. Try to pick light on the skin, and it helps to solve specific skin issues like acne or pimples.
Pay Attention To Your Lips
Lips need attention too. There is a significant chance that many people ignore taking care of their lips or do wrong things while protecting them. For one, try not to lick your lips often as this can further make them dry, which is the opposite of what you’re doing. Furthermore, you can take care of them by buying a baby toothbrush, applying a little toothpaste, and scrubbing lightly. After doing this, apply lip balm.
Maintain A Healthy Diet
All the tips mentioned above won’t be helpful if you don’t maintain a healthy diet. This is because skin problems like acne tend to stem from a lack of balanced diets and an inadequate supply of nutrients. What you eat has a significant effect on your health. That said, try to search the internet and look up a diet that suits you. Stick to that plan, and monitor what you eat to determine if you have allergies to certain foods.
Always Wear Sunblock
Sunblock is one of the best parts of a skincare routine. The UV rays of the sun are not very forgiving on your skin. This is what causes hyperpigmentation and many other skin problems.
For best results, try to find sunblock with SPF 30 or higher sun protection. Also, re-apply after a few hours in the sun to fortify your protection.
Drink A Lot Of Water
Water is the last piece of the puzzle. For those who don’t know, water helps to keep your body hydrated and your skin looking flawless. Start your day with a glass of water at room temperature, and then drink about 6-8 glasses throughout the day. If you get sick of water, you can try adding things like cucumber, lemon, and even grapefruits in the water.
As a teenager, you might be harboring some insecurities regarding your skin. Thankfully, the tips mentioned above will help you clear all those insecurities and leave your skin looking flawless and fresh.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website's content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra's expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.