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Teenage can be tough years for skin. Puberty typically begins around 11, it stimulates the production of hormones, which result in overproduction of sebum. As the amount of oil produced inside the pores rise, the pores can be easily become clogged and rupture. Bacteria begin to spread, lead to inflammation and ultimately causing red and swollen pimples. During this period of hormonal fluctuations, it is common to experience acne. Based on studies, 85% of teenagers suffer from acne. To prevent acne, you need to follow following steps:
Cleaning your skin can get rid of excess oil, bacteria and other impurities on the skin, which can prevent acne and blackheads. You need to find a cleanser that is suitable for your skin and stick to it. Oily skin often looks shiny and has enlarged pores. Oily skin needs to be cleansed deeply to prevent skin congestion, a product such as Deep Cleansing Gel is ideal to unblock pores and prevent breakouts. Dry skin has almost invisible pores and can look scaly and rough, Pureswiss Hydracalm Caring Milk Cleanser could clean your skin while preventing skin from being stripped. Click Here to learn more about your skin type.
If you apply makeup, do not forget to use Deep Cleansing Water to completely remove your makeup before sleep or apply skincare products. You should also remember to ensure your face is clean before your makeup. Beware of cleaning too often, it will strip away your face's natural oil and cause acne. Clean only twice a day, ideally morning and night. As for the morning, cleansing your face can clear away any sweat or oil that built up on your face overnight. Night cleansing helps you prevent bacteria that build up over the day that might potentially cause infection. You have to use only gentle cleanser - Clinelle's Facial Cleanser to avoid over irritate the skin.
One of the proven sources of acne is the accumulation of dead skin cells that block skin pores. The best way to clear away dead skin cells is exfoliated by using exfoliating cleansers that contain salicylic acid (BHA) such as Skin Smoothing Scrub with Marine Beads. Salicylic acid aid in dissolving dirt and oil while eliminating harmful bacteria. However, most people often forget or just skip this step. The exfoliating cleanser also helps you abstain from pores getting clogged. As a teenager, you only require exfoliating once or twice a week. You should only use a relatively gentle product like Skin Smoothing Scrub with Marine Beads to prevent over-exfoliate. Do not scrub or rub your face with towel vigorously.
Water is a crucial element of healthy skin. Without adequate moisture, the skin will look dry and dull. No matter what your skin type, you should moisturize your skin after cleansing your skin. For dry skin, moisturizer is important to relieve dryness. A teenager with oily skin will also benefit from a moisturizer because oil only produces when your skin is dry. If you have sensitive skin, try to avoid moisturizers that contain fragrance. You should always look for an oil-free moisturizer that contains hydrating qualities. Moisture Glow, an oil-free, lightweight moisturizer could intensively restore and maintain your skin at optimal hydration.
You might be one of the teenagers that who do not feel great to spread a slimy and greasy stuff over our bodies. However, research shows that quarter of sun exposure happened during the first 18 years of life. Still, UV radiation is the #1 culprit of wrinkles. Scientists have classified UV into three different categories based on wavelengths, which are UVA, UVB, and UVC. UVA causes tanning on our body, leads to age spots, wrinkles, broken blood vessels, and cancer. UVB is linked to sunburn, aging, wrinkled skin and skin cancer while UVC would not pose a problem as it is filtered out by the ozone layer. Although we cannot see or feel ultraviolet light, but we can protect our body from it.
The UV Defense SPF50 is a broad spectrum sunscreen that could effectively protect you from UVA as well as UVB. However, do not rely solely on sunscreens for sun protection. You should also avoid contact with the sun during peak hours (normally 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
As a teenager who just enters into the skincare world, you should know what type of skin care products to avoid and prevent side effects. Look into ingredients, you should stay away from skin care products that contain artificial fragrance, artificial coloring, comedogenic ingredients, mineral oil, SD alcohol, and lanolin. These ingredients are found to have negative effects on your skin with long-term. In Clinelle, we promise you the safest skin care products, with 6NOs that do not contain any ingredients that may potentially damage your skin.