We know, we know. Having perfect skin is a fantasy. We’re human and every one of us will get the occasional pimple, wrinkle, and bout of flakey skin. We at Asarch Center for Dermatology and Laser know that beauty is in our flaws, but there are some flaws we’d rather not show off to the world. Case in point: acne. Acne is one of those skin conditions that carries a lot of emotional stress along with it as it sets up camp on teenage faces. Thankfully, we have a few tips for teenagers to help banish bacteria that helps contribute to acne breakouts. Keep reading to kick-start the eviction process.
So many of us rushed to apply all the harshest cleansers when we were teenagers with acne. But did you know that those high-foaming cleansers and “daily” scrubbing washes can make acne worse? If you’re a teen with acne, you might want to throw everything at acne to get it to go away faster. Harsh cleansers that dry out skin may just make acne worse, though. When skin dries out, it makes more sebum to replenish that lost moisture. That sebum can help contribute to more acne and clogged pores. Use a gentle, low-foam cleanser with a gentle PH level. Don’t scrub too much. Use the tips of your fingers to wash your face and keep exfoliants down to once or twice a week.
Give Skin a Break
Troubled skin is hard to handle, especially when you feel it might be what people focus on when they speak to you. That being said, almost everyone has dealt with acne at some point in their lives. Giving your skin a break from makeup can help it breathe and stay healthier. Many foundations only exacerbate acne, thus causing you to need to keep wearing it. Try to avoid makeup on the weekends, if you aren’t comfortable going without during school. Don’t be afraid to try different foundations to see what works best for you. You might be sensitive to some ingredients, thus causing more acne.
Schedule a Consultation
Sometimes you just want to talk to a professional. We can help diagnose what kind of acne you have and suggest a good skincare regimen for you. Did you know that we can also help get rid of acne-causing bacteria with our Teen Facial? It’s specifically designed for teenage skin experiencing acne issues.