3 Steps to Clear Teenage Skin
Step One: Cleanse the Skin
Claire recommends that teens double cleanse the face in both the morning and the evening. She emphasises the importance of double cleansing as it removes excess oil that has been produced overnight, as well as dirt or impurities that build up on the face during the day.
Don’t scrub too hard when you cleanse the skin and make sure the water isn’t too hot. This minimises bacteria build-up and will help to regulate oil production, which tends to go into overdrive during the teenage years.
For acne break-outs on other parts of the body, such as the back, chest and neck, Claire recommends using a cleanser on these areas after washing and conditioning hair.
Step Two: Tone the Skin
Large pores can become an issue in adolescent skin, which can be quite distressing for some teenagers. Unfortunately, there is no way to close these open pores, but Claire notes that you can minimise their appearance.
To do so, Claire recommends using a few quick spritzes of a toning mist after cleansing the face. Toners also help to brighten and even out the skin.
Step Three: Moisturise the Skin
Last, but certainly not least, Claire is quick to stress the importance of moisturising the skin.
Claire notes that many teens with very oily skin subscribe to the myth that they can’t moisturise their skin because they don’t want to add any extra oil or sebum to the skin and run the risk of further break-outs. However, Claire stresses that it is very important to strike the right balance of oil and water in the face’s skin to keep it moisturised and happy.
Moisturising your face doesn’t mean you need to use heavy, rich or oily creams. There are lots of great lightweight facial moisturisers out there that will do the job, while also keeping oil production under control.
When choosing a facial moisturiser, be sure to look out for one with SPF included in it as prevention is always better than a cure when it comes to protection from the sun and UV rays.