Face and Skin Care


Teenager Skin Care

The hormonal changes that occur during the teen years tend to cause an increased production of oil (sebum) which can lead to breakouts. Kids that had normal to dry skin before puberty are likely to see occasional pimples and kids whose skin was already a bit oily will often suffer significant skin problems. Although virtually all teenagers will see some changes in their skin, with proper care, breakouts can be kept to a minimum.
This article discusses:
  • Keeping Clean
  • Protecting your skin
  • Acne treatments
  • Do’s and Dont’s 

Skin Care 101  (for teens)  Girls' Health.Gov

  1. Wash your face regularly using a mild cleanser and warm water. Be gentle—don't scrub hard! Avoid astringents, which can dry out and irritate skin.
  2. Use only light, water-based moisturizers. Look for one that has SPF 15 or a higher number sunscreen.
    For sensitive skin, try products that say "fragrance-free" or "without perfume."
  3. If you're allowed to wear makeup, use only water-based products that say "noncomedogenic" or "nonacnegenic" on the label. Make sure to take off your makeup before going to bed.
  4. To control acne, try over-the-counter products that you can buy without a doctor's order. These products come as gels, lotions, creams, and soaps. Your doctor can treat more serious acne problems.
  5. Drink plenty of water.
  6. Always wear "broad-spectrum" sunscreen, which protects against UVA and UVB rays. Wear sunscreen even on cloudy days. SPF alone does not protect against these two types of harmful rays. Follow the directions on the bottle to put more on after a while. Wear lipscreen with at least SPF 15. And, your skin needs more than just sunscreen.
  7. Wear long-sleeve shirts, pants, and a hat (not a problem for Muslimahs!)
  8. Stay in the shade.
  9. Stay out of the sun in the middle of the day, when rays are strongest.
From Girls’Health..gov discusses:
  • How is acne treated?
  • What can make acne worse?