Starting a new school year can be daunting. Making new friends, meeting new teachers, and homework are all pretty stressful. The last thing any teen wants to worry about is acne! The smallest pimple can seem like the end of the world to a teenager because acne can effect self-esteem. If you’re a teenager dealing with acne, here are a few very effective tips that will make breakouts one less worry:
Picking can increase inflammation and the chances of scarring.
Dirty skin is only a small part of what may be causing a breakout. There is no need to over cleanse your skin. Use a “sensitive skin” formula vs. an “acne cleanser” because the latter may be too drying.
Try A Salicylic Acid Treatment
Fighting acne is all about figuring out what works for you and your skin. Salicylic Acid is a common acne fighting ingredient and a great starting point. It’s a derivative of aspirin, which makes it a great anti-inflammatory.
This step is important because most teens fear that moisturizers will cause excess oil. However, in conjunction with acne fighting products, moisturizers create a balance. Acne products can make skin vulnerable to the harsh sun rays, so moisturizers with SPF 15 or higher are ideal.
If these tips helped you, feel free to share them with your friends and family. As always, call the spa for an appointment at (210) 372-0700.