Your body goes through a lot of transformations when you’re a teenager, including hormonal changes that can cause acne and other skin issues. Are spots and blemishes starting to make you feel insecure? You’re not alone. Acne affects nine out of 10 teens, and the good news is that it’s treatable. We’ve put together the information you need to build a skincare routine that can help with acne treatment and allow you to maintain clear and healthy skin not just during your teenage years, but as you become an adult.
How important is skincare for teens?
Good skin can make you feel better about yourself, boost your confidence, and even improve your social life. Achieving it requires using proper products—particularly a gentle cleanser, an exfoliator, and a moisturizer. You also need to start and maintain good habits including eating a healthy diet, staying hydrated, avoiding smoking and drinking, and getting enough sleep.
For teens, a simpler skincare routine often works better. It’s easy to remember and stick to. Just remember three words: Cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate.
Step 1: Cleanse
Wash your face with a gentle cleanser for your skin type. DMK Skin has a good selection of skin care products such as Acu-Klenz, a gel cleanser that helps control breakouts. You can also try Deep Pore Cleanser, DMK’s gentle and non-stripping cleanser for normal and oily skin.
Step 2: Exfoliate
Hormonal changes can cause too much sebum production, which can clog pores. Exfoliate your skin once a week to avoid a build-up. Choose a gentle exfoliator that won’t cause micro-tears, which can invite more dirt and infection into your skin and cause more problems. Chemical exfoliators with salicylic acid and AHAs can deeply clean skin and clear your pores.
Step 3: Hydrate
Moisturising is an important step in any skincare routine and especially in acne treatment. The right moisturiser will help keep your skin hydrated and supple to prevent dryness and the signs of premature ageing, such as wrinkles and fine lines. Consider an oil-free and lightweight moisturiser if you have oily skin to avoid clogging your pores. Gel-based moisturisers are ideal for acne-prone skin. You can also try DMK Skin’s Acu Creme to help clear acne.
Some moisturisers come with a broad-spectrum sunscreen to prevent UV and sun damage. DMK Skin’s Acu-Moist with SPF 15 is a light hydrating lotion for excessively oily skin and inflamed skin.
How to manage dehydrated skin
Dehydrated skin looks and feels dull and dry, but it is manageable with proper skin care. Investing in the right moisturiser is a good start, but make sure it’s suitable for your skin type and concern. DMK Skin’s Creme Citrique is best for oily skin and hyper-pigmentation as it helps regulate oil flow as it brightens your skin and balances pH levels. You can also introduce a serum to your skincare routine, particularly one that targets dryness and other skincare concerns, like acne.
Source: DMK Journal