The most telling sign of this ‘coming of age’ and internal turbulence shows itself in our skin. Back in the ‘good, old days’ of of being a pre-teen, we were usually lucky enough to get away without a blemish. But puberty brings about signature spots as time passes, and it’s only natural to see these hormonal changes pop up every now and then; it’s all apart of making the beautiful transition from girlhood to womanhood! And it’s actually very exciting.
With the right skincare routine for teens in hand, all of those spots and dots – from acne to blemishes and beyond – can be easily managed. Let’s walk through the why, the what, and the how...
Why do teens experience bad skin during puberty?
Your skin is the largest organ in the body. The internal workings of all other organs and systems often show themselves through your complexion. Think of it like a “you are what you eat” kind of situation.
When hormones start to kick in around puberty, chaos starts stirring. Like a rocket being activated before takeoff, the inner fire can erupt as acne, oiliness, blotchiness, or changes to your skin’s look and feel.
These changes disrupt the outward zen of your skin. Zits come up, often caused by impurities and bacteria that become trapped under oily environments which your hormones have helped create. But don’t worry, all of this comes and goes – it’s never forever.
It’s difficult to predict how their body will take the changes of teenagehood. While we specialise in online fashion for teens, we’re keen to share a few things that you can do to help your teenage girl embrace puberty’s unexpected mysteries as they come and go – starting with maintaining an optimal skin routine!
How to keep teenage oily skin under control?
First things first; cleanliness is next to godliness. That means making sure your face is clean, balanced, and well taken care of with the right skincare products suited for teen skin.
There are a few items that will help you get great results in your day-to-day. These essentials include:
Our bodies are intelligent;
it knows when oil is missing and tries to compensate
by generating more of it. Because of this,
it’s a good idea to be gentle with your cleansing regime at all times,
and that includes teaching your teens how to adopt the correct approach.
...protecting the skin from the sun is a must.
It’s also the best anti-ageing weapon in the beauty world.
When you’re a teen, you’re always searching for ways to look your best. The rumour mill is full of recipes, products, and potential cures that could either work miracles for your complexion - or prove to be complete myths.
To save you the pain and disappointment of bad advice, we’ve set out to bust myths, and confirm the cures - so you can save face without fuss.
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Our Teen Life series covers topics that may interest our teenage daughters. It's an opportunity for you to talk through these topics with them, as well as gain some tips from an expert.
In today's post, we speak with our guest hair and makeup expert, Niki Simpson from The Makeup School. We get some quick tips from her on makeup for teenage girls as they start on their makeup journey.