Teenage years are some of the most confusing years of a person’s life. Apart from dealing with mental, emotional and physical changes, you also need to put up with a ton of skin issues. From unexpected breakouts and blackheads to a generally dull and lacklustre complexion, dealing with teenage skin can be quite tricky.
And charting a skincare routine that actually works for you can be a very tedious, time-consuming task — and we understand if you’d rather not be bothered with it. Therefore, we have done all the hard work and curated a really simple yet incredibly effective skincare routine for your teenage skin. Excited? Read on for all the deets, but don’t forget to thank us later!
- 1) Use a mild cleanser
- 2) Include a toner
- 3) Exfoliate without fail
- 4) Apply a lightweight moisturiser
- 5) Wear sunscreen without fail
1) Use a mild cleanser
Since teenage skin usually has an overactive oil gland, it tends to attract a lot more dirt and other impurities. This ends up clogging your pores and causing acne. Thus, it’s really important to keep your skin squeaky clean using a gentle face wash. This helps clear your pores and prevents excess oil production; thereby, keeping your skin clear and glowing.
BB picks: Ponds Oil Control Face Wash
2) Include a toner
Cleansing disrupts the pH levels of your skin, making it feel extremely dry. It also makes your skin produce more oil to compensate for the lack of moisture. A simple way to regulate this issue is to use an alcohol-free toner, as it helps balance these pH levels and regulates sebum production to keep your skin clear and acne-free.
BB picks: Lakme Absolute Pore Fix Toner
3) Exfoliate without fail
Simply washing your face twice a day is not enough to get rid of all the dirt and impurities that have settled deep into your pores. To clean these deep-set impurities, it is important to exfoliate your skin two to three times a week. But remember to use a mild scrub and be extremely gentle when exfoliating to prevent skin damage.
BB picks: St. Ives Gentle Smoothing Oatmeal Scrub & Mask
4) Apply a lightweight moisturiser
Moisturising is a key step in your skincare routine, irrespective of your skin type. Therefore, even if you have oily skin, you should never skip applying a lightweight moisturiser. A gel or water-based moisturiser helps to protect your skin against environmental aggressors and keeps your skin soft and supple.
BB picks: Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil-Free Moisturiser
5) Wear sunscreen without fail
Wearing sunscreen every single day without fail will go a long way in keeping your skin looking healthy and glowy for years to come. Sunscreen not only prevents skin tanning but also protects the skin against skin issues such as skin cancer, premature aging and dark spots.
BB picks: Lakme Sun Expert Spf 50 Pa+++ Ultra Matte Gel Sunscreen