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Tips For Teens, Taking Good Care Of Your Skin

Mar 31, 2008
Sometimes, when your older, you wish to go back to those teenage years. But we forget about the difficulties we had and teenagers these days still have. Just think about the physical changes you go through in that phase of your life. It's the time you become aware of your body and the way you and others look at it. It is also the time in your life that a lot skin troubles start to happen. Things like acne, blackheads and pimples start to show on the surface of your skin. You should take good care of your skin in this period of your life. Here are a few tips for teenage skin care, if only we had these when we were young.

Cosmetics, use with care

A lot of teens spend a great deal of their time using makeup. But teens should think twice before choosing a makeup product. They should make sure that non of these products, be it a foundation, blush-on, moisturizers or anything else had any oil content. Buy products from well known manufacturers. It would be a good thing if all the products you need and use are natural and organic. If a product is chemical based it can cause blemishes or pimples all over your face.

Squeezing is not the solution

It's an urban myth that squeezing the blemishes in your face help to solve the problem quicker. Squeezing the problem area will only make matters worse. When you squeeze or start picking the problem area you are at a higher risk of creating scar tissue and by doing so creating a problem for life. You're better of when you leave the area alone and don't touch, pick, rub, scratch or squeeze your skin. Of all the teen skin care tips that are out there this is probably the most important one.

Always be gentle when cleansing

Somehow a lot of teens think that their skin will look better if they keep on cleaning the skin with a strong soap, this way taking out all the oil from that specific area. This is of course a wrong conclusion. What it does is make your skin loose moisture and that is something you don't want your skin to loose. This goes for all skin types, always be gentle. Always use a mild soap or cleanser to clean your skin.

Acne-prone skin? Avoid Scrubbing

If you are suffering from acne or know that you can easily get acne, stay far away from scrubbing products. Scrubbing your skin while you suffer from acne will only make matters worse. It could even damage the skin in such a way that it could leave scars for a long time if not for live. You should be looking at deep-pore cleansing products and clean your skin while gently applying it to your skin.

If possible use sunscreen cream or lotion

Teens spend a lot of their time outdoors so it would be only normal to apply a sunscreen lotion or cream to keep the skin from getting damaged by sunlight or environmental pollutants like smoke. The thing is that most teens don't think about it until they go to the beach or the swimming pool. Teens who suffer from acne and who are taking medications should be extra careful because one of the side effects is that these medications make you more vulnerable to sunburn. So, you should use sunscreen lotion or cream whenever you can. Sunscreen, not tanning lotion. All though tanning lotion can make the skin less oily it is not appropriate for teen skin care.
About the Author
You should care for your skin. It's the largest organ of a human being so don't neglect it. Julia Schwartz shows at www.day2dayskincare.com what you can do to keep your skin in a good condition.
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