It is almost impossible to get through your teen years without having a ton of complaints about your skin. As a child, your skin frequently renews itself. However, as teenage years begin, the frequency of renewal goes down. Generally, teenage skin is tougher and more resilient than that of children but it is still elastic and can regenerate quickly. The facial skin of teenagers reserves plenty of collagen but as you enter adulthood, the production of collagen decreases and this makes the skin prone to sagging, fine lines and wrinkles.

In response to hormonal changes in your body, several skin problems develop. Perhaps the most notable change within your skin is the increased production of sebum. Excessive build up of oil and sweat traps dirt and remnants of makeup within your skin cells. The result is clogged pores and acne breakouts.

While these problems might feel overwhelming, a good skincare routine can help keep your skin in its best condition. Here are few skincare tips that will help keep your skin healthy through your teenage.


To wash your face properly, use a cleanser that suits your skin type to avoid drying out your skin or causing irritation. Don’t scrub harshly, instead, use gentle circular motions, making sure to reach every inch of your face. Avoid using bar soaps as it can irritate the pores on your face and trigger acne. If you have oily or combination skin, use a daily cleanser that contains salicylic acid to control excessive oil production and increase hydration. Cleansers containing salicylic acid or lactic acid helps in dissolving dirt and oil, thus unclogging the pores.


Apply moisturizer twice daily to help keep your skin supple, hydrated and prevent premature fine lines. Make sure to use lightweight, oil-free moisturizer if you have oily skin in order to prevent clogging. You can use gel-based moisturizers too if your skin is prone to acne. You can also choose a moisturizer that includes a broad-spectrum sunscreen to help protect your skin from the sun’s rays. If you have sensitive skin, avoid moisturizers with added fragrance.


To avoid clogged pores that result from hormonal surges, keep your skin exfoliated. Look for products that contain clay as it has natural antiseptic and astringent properties. You can use homemade scrubs to. To make a homemade scrub, simply mix sugar and honey. If your skin is sensitive, you can go for oatmeal mixed with honey and milk.


Just like your face, your lips need care too. Apply lip balm before going to bed. You can also scrub your lips. Apply some cream on a baby toothbrush, wet your lips and then scrub gently with the brush for a minute. Wash it and apply lip balm.


Put on a bit of hand cream if you have dry hands. Applying regularly, including morning and before going to bed will provide the required moisturization. Just make sure that you don’t use excess cream because it will make your hands oily and slippery.

Article credit : Cocci Beauty