Teenage is just like a rollercoaster ride where growing minds have to balance studies, social life, new-found freedom, dates, career and the most crucial, gunsring hormones. Don’t you think that’s too much to handle. And then knocks another problem- skin care. If you are still discovering what makes your skin healthy and super happy, we can definitely help you to master your skin care regimen. Just be with us to find out how.

But before giving you the skin care tips, we need to identify your skin type and develop a regimen accordingly. Let’s determine your skin type first.

First things first – it is important to know your skin type. A ritual that is adequate for oily skin will not work as efficiently for dry skin. So, let’s determine your skin type.

Normal Skin

Normal skin usually is soft textured and smooth. Normal skin is free from blemishes and patches. It has tight pores and the skin surface feels neither greasy nor dry. The water content and oil production are well balanced, and blood flow to the skin is good.

If you have normal skin, use a mild and non-alcohol cleanser to prevent over-drying.

Oily Skin

Oily skin is shiny and he acne, pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. It has open pores and the skin has excess sebum on it. It is because of the fluctuating harmone level during teenage which are the worst thing for oily skinned teenagers.
Experts believe that stress (be it exam stress or the stress before a date night) can cause your skin to break out. So, stay calm.

If you have oily skin, use soap and water to clean your face thrice a day. Carry cleansing pads with you.

Dry Skin

Dry skin is flaky, not-so-smooth to touch, dull, and itchy. It has invisible pores, and the outer layer of the skin keeps shedding abnormally. It needs external moisturization to stay smooth.

If you have dry skin, avoid washing it with soap. Instead, use a mild cleanser. Also, never take hot showers. Avoid excessive washing and scrubbing.

Combination Skin

Combination skin is a combination of all the above skin type! You may have an extremely oily T-zone (the forehead, nose, and chin), and the other parts of the face may be dry. You may have blackheads and open pores. The cheeks may appear rough and dry while the other parts are overflowing with sebum and natural oils.

If you have combination skin, use soap and water to clean your face. Use moisturizer only on the dry parts and avoid the oily parts.

Now that you are aware of the skin type let’s have a look at the skin care routine.

#1. Wash your face

The first thing to do in the morning after waking up is to wash your face properly. As you need to clear your skin of the oil and sweat that have accumulated on your skin all through the night. Do not use soap; use a mild cleanser. Do not rub aggressively as it can irritate the skin and increase oil secretion.

#2. Moisturize your skin

Yes. Even the most complicated skin desires to be dampened. Grab a light skin lotion that’s suitable for your skin and deals with your skin issues (like acne or spots). If you do not like the shiny finish? You can use matte finish moisturizers that are easily available on the market. If you are going out, you can use a tinted moisturizer.

#3. Powder is a Big No

If you have oily skin that gets polished through the day, hiding the gloss under layers of powder is not going to help. It will clog your pores and make your skin look patchy. The best way is to use a blotting paper or a tissue to absorb all the excess oil and shine.

#4. Scrubbing (No Please!)

Yes. Don’t scrub your face harshly. If you want to get rid of those stubborn blackeads, follow a cleaning routine religiously. You can talk to a dermatologist for a recommendation. In case you are under 16, always do this under adult supervision.

#5. Don’t Pop that Pimple

We know It’s tempting and irresistible. And it’s so satisfying! But no. Don’t try to pop your pimples unless you want to scar your face for the rest of your life. Instead, try applying a bit of tea tree oil (diluted with water) directly on the pimple or acne. This will help clear the infection and kill any remaining bacteria.

#6. Drink Water (Plenty of Water)

Because water will keep your skin hydrated and glowing. Start your day with a cold (or warm) glass of water. Keep a water bottle with you when you are going to the college. Keep sipping on it throughout the day.

If this creaks boring, here’s how you can add an interesting twist to it. Add a few slices of lemon, cucumber, and grapefruit to the water. Let it stay overnight, and the next day, carry the bottle with you. Refill it whenever necessary.

#7. Diet is Important

Acne and pimples are more hormone-related and less food or diet-related issues. But your skin needs vital nutrients to stay healthy. Stick to an active diet plan that is decent for your skin and overall health. Also, maintain track of what you eat to identify if you have intolerance to any food. Often, specific food items can cause skin issues, such as severe acne breakouts and eczema. In most of the cases, the culprits are dairy products. However, it’s good to do an allergy test to rule out other possibilities.

The Takeaway

As your skin is young and tender,you don’t need to apply layers of serums and essences on it. Keeping your routine simple and uncomplicated and following a healthy lifestyle and diet is all you need to maintain that plumpness in your skin. So, bid a goodbye to those filters and flaunt your naturally beautiful skin whenever you can!


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