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Whenever you have a ‘If I knew then what I knew now” moment, you know you went through something serious. And that serious thing for me was my skincare!
As a teenager, I knew nothing about skincare but thought I knew it all. It was only when I got older that I realized my teenage skincare regime has pretty much contributed to all my skincare problems today.
The worst part is that I was a beauty addict. I was always using what I thought was proper skincare products and makeup, yet I only figured out recently why my teenage skin problems only went away when I started using premium products. So, learn from my mistakes, ladies.
Here are my 10 skincare tips for teens that will make a huge difference!
Exfoliating your skin removes dead skin cells that are trapping dirt, makeup, grime, oils and bacteria in your pores. Without it, your skincare concerns will only get worse. So, if nothing else, exfoliate… But not too often. Exfoliating 2-3 times a week is enough. Here are some products to check out- Sulfur & Salicylic Lotion Flower & Lactic Microderm Exfoliator Ultra Calm Peel
When I was a teenager, I was a huge fan of those acne pads you wipe on your face to clear your pores. You know, the ones that make your face feel like it’s on fire from the intense chemicals? Yes, those ones. Little did I know that the burning sensation wasn’t the result of the acne pads clearing my skin but rather, frying it. So, retire those terrible things and use Gly Sal Pads instead. Those bad boys are amazing! You can even cut the pads in half to get twice as much skincare treatment out of them.
Money is tight with you’re a teen. You’re lucky if you get an allowance but that’s likely not enough so you probably have a part time job that barely supports your shopping obsession. Although money doesn’t grow on trees, especially as a teenager, try to save money for premium skincare products. The cheap stuff is enticing, for obvious reasons but you’re basically throwing your money away.
When you see a blemish, pimple, whitehead or blackhead pop up on your skin’s surface, zap that bad boy overnight. The Instant Spot Repair literally erased imperfections overnight. The secret is to let the solution settle, then – and only then, dip a Q-tip into the pink solution and then apply it to your skin imperfection. You’ll wake up like new.
You likely spend a significant amount of time treating your pimples, moisturizing your skin, and applying under eye concealing, without thinking about your actual skin complexion. As soon as I started using Sulfur & Salicylic Lotion, I had no reason for foundation. Yes, it works that well. So, this is definitely one of the most powerful skin care tips for teens and one that can even save you some money moving forward.
Before you know it, you’ll be in your late 20s with fine lines and wrinkles sprouting on your skins surface. While using anti-aging skincare products at that time will certainly be beneficial, the key to reducing the appearance of aging is to prevent it altogether. You’re never too young to start an anti-aging regime - and that's one of the best skincare tips for teens!
If I knew then what I knew now. As a teenager, using the same moisturizing lotion for your face as you do your body seems like second nature. As you get older, you realize that different types of skin require different skincare ingredients and treatment. Start using skin-appropriate regimes now, and you’ll be thankful for it, not only in the future, but in the present as well because the wrong skincare can clog pores and cause pimples, blemishes, blackheads and all that other nonsense no one wants.
It’s amazing how many women (both young and old) complain about their skin and are at a loss of skincare solutions, yet completely overlook the makeup they put on their skin. You can use the best face wash out there but if you’re packing pore-clogging foundation and creams on your skin, you’ll never see the results you deserve. So, be aware of the ingredients in your makeup because they could be the root of all evil.
Speaking of makeup, I wish someone told me about mineral makeup when I was in my youthful days. It would have saved me a lot of blemishes, eye infections, outbreaks and skin imperfections, many of which are caused by bacteria. Mineral Makeup is the only type of makeup that bacteria can’t grow in. So, with everything else, you’re basically brushing on dirt, grime, oil, and bacteria that is causing the imperfections you’re essentially trying to cover up.
You’ve heard it before, “Use your sunscreen,” or “You’ll regret tanning that much once you’re older.” I hate to say it but they’re right. The sun is absolutely terrible for your skin and it can age you drastically while also increasing your risk of developing skin cancer. So, protect yourself from those harmful UV rays and use Ferulic E & C Serum to treat sun damage.
Tell your bestie to move over because you’re about to have a new one. Clay masks are like the Beyonce to skincare. Most teenagers spend their allowance on $1 skincare packets from the local drugstore but you’re so much better off spending the money on a quality clay mask. They the perfect skincare solution for basically everything you could imagine.
Put these skincare tips for teens into action and you’ll keep that youthful, flawless glow with you well into your adulthood. Don’t wait until it’s too late. The sooner you start treating your teenage skin right, the better your beauty will be from this point forward. Shop Anika Beauty today for all your teenage skincare needs.