Posted by Michelle on 1/13/2014
If your teen has acne it can affect everything about their life, including their ability to make friends and achieve their dreams. Because teenagers are at such a vulnerable age, persistent acne can make them feel like cast-offs and can cause significant damage to their self-esteem. To help your teen have a good self-image and a higher chance of succeeding in life, here are a couple of tips you can follow for fighting your teen’s acne.
Wash Every Morning and Evening
For most teens with acne, excessive facial oil is a significant contributor to their unsightly condition. Oily skin clogs the pores and contributes to the buildup of bacteria beneath the surface of the skin, which in turn leads to acne. To help fight oils and keep the skin clean, a teenager should use a mild cleanser both morning and night. The cleanser you choose for your teen should be formulated specifically for acne because regular cleansers won’t help your teen’s acne and may even make it worse. Cleansers that are made to combat acne should be formulated with certain ingredients that are known to have acne-fighting properties. These ingredients include:
- Melaleuca alternifolia “Tea Tree” Oil
- Vitamin E
- Arnica Extract
- Black Currant
- Peppermint Oil
These natural ingredients are used in top-quality acne products because they have been shown to reduce acne by discouraging inflammation and cleansing the pores.
Because teenagers are prone to oily skin, they may feel like they can skip the moisturizing step in their daily cleansing routine. However, cleansers can make even oily skin feel dry and flaky, which is why a good moisturizer should be used to restore balance to the skin. Be careful to choose a moisturizer that is not heavy and will not clog the pores. Instead, opt for a light-weight moisturizer that includes a combination of amino and hyaluronic acid to moisturize your teen’s skin and help it to repair itself.
If you want to do everything you can to help your teen fight their acne, you should purchase an entire acne cleansing system that contains natural ingredients and is designed to help return your teenager’s skin to its former, healthy glow.