If you are at the brink of your teens and about to hit puberty, then it is no surprise that acne has come knock knock knocking at your door. Due to puberty and associated hormonal changes that your teen years bring, your skin is extremely acne prone.
Which is why it is now important that you start a skincare routine that focuses on helping you get rid of acne without leaving those ugly scars behind. Read on for a super simple yet effective way to deal with teenage acne...
- Wash your face twice every day, not anymore
- Tone your skin
- Start spot treatment early in the day
- Never forget to moisturise
- Keep your hands off your face
Wash your face twice every day, not anymore
Washing your face is the first step towards fighting teenage acne. When you wash your face, you’re helping it get rid of dirt, impurities, dead skin cells as well as excess oil. A clean face with clear pores is less prone to breaking out. You can try the Pond’s Pimple Clear Face Wash, which has an anti-pimple formula to help get rid of acne causing germs. But remember, washing your face more than twice a day will only rob your skin of its natural oils and worsen the problem of acne.
Tone your skin
Toner is a go-to product if your skin is breaking out. Post washing your face, you should always use a toner as it not only helps control excess oil production but also helps with fighting breakouts. Additionally, a toner helps in further cleaning your skin by getting rid of the residue from your face wash as well any traces of impurities that the cleanser may have left behind.
Start spot treatment early in the day
The most annoying part of teenage acne is the ugly spots that it tends to leave behind. These scars can last for a long time. This is why it is important to nip this problem in the bud by including some spot treatments in your skincare routine. These treatments will not only help reduce the problem of acne but will also help lighten acne scars early in the day.
Never forget to moisturise
Anti acne skin care products often tend to leave your skin dry and hence, it is really important to hydrate it using a moisturiser. Moisturiser is that amazing product that minimises dryness and prevents skin peeling. Since you’re suffering from teenage acne, always pick a non-comedogenic (these are the ones that don’t clog pores and prevent breakouts) moisturiser. We recommend the Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser as it contains no skin baddies and it’s super lightweight formula gets absorbed into the skin very easily.
Keep your hands off your face
When you start breaking out in your teens, it can be quite tempting to squeeze the acne because you want it to go away. But trust us, you don’t want to! It not only aggravates acne but further irritates your already inflamed skin. Popping acne is a sure shot way to leave acne scars behind and cause skin infections.
Image courtesy: Pinterest