Natural skincare solutions for teens
This also means avoiding covering up your spots with make-up or using removers and face wipes which contain troublesome chemicals.
As an adolescent, everyone wants to beat blemishes, oil control, and give their skin the TLC it needs – Jo Snyckers, professional skincare therapist at Gingerlily Spa (Cape Town) and expert advisor to local skincare brand Naturals Beauty, provides her top teen skincare solutions:
- DON’T: Use harsh chemicals to “dry out” your skin – your skin is your biggest organ and if you strip it of its natural oils, it will protect itself by over producing oil which is when more breakouts occur
- DO: Wash your hands regularly and try not to touch your face too often
- DON’T: Forget that once you have cleansed your skin, you need to protect it with a moisturiser – if you don’t, your beautiful clean skin has no barrier to the pollution around us
- DO: Always remember UV protection, everyday – never skip as UV damage has long term effects such as wrinkles, sun spots, broken capillaries and can potentially lead to skin cancer
Snyckers highly recommends the Naturals Beauty Teen Range as it contains only pure natural ingredients that heal the skin and prevent breakouts in the healthiest way possible. “Their products are specially formulated for hormonal, younger skins and its essential oils, such as Mountain Sage, Buchu, Cinnamon Leaf and Tea Tree Oil, penetrate to the heart of the pores and actively eliminate the bacteria that cause acne.”
What can you do? Keep it simple and stick to an effective skincare range that is chemical free and gentle on your changing skin. Remember to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water and eat a healthy balanced mix of fresh nutritious food.
Most importantly; be patient, this is your transition from child to young adult and it is a huge growth spurt both physically and emotionally – you will soon find your groove and things will settle!