Along with study stress, peer pressure, heartache, figuring out what you want to do, comes problematic skin! Teen years are a tumultuous time in life- your body is going through many changes and inching towards becoming an adult.
From the age of 12 onwards, teenagers face a surge of androgens, specifically testosterone which we all know prompts the skin to overproduce sebum and form plugs. Plugs form spots which can affect self-confidence.
Puberty can’t be prevented and avoided, it’s a battle that teenagers face and will continue to face until early adulthood. Fast metabolisms, unhealthy eating habits and consuming excess sugar and hydrogenated oil also affect the skin.
Acne is most common during puberty as hormones go into overdrive, usually on the T-Zone (forehead, nose, and chin). Approximately 90% of adolescents will be affected by acne at some stage. Acne can be incredibly painful and is most likely to cause you scarring. Acne doesn’t always occur on the face; it can spread to the body which can make teenagers feel self-conscious and lower their self-esteem. Your first reaction may be to camouflage them with make-up, but this can cause more damage.
It’s not just Acne that teenagers experience, other conditions such as the below can ensue:
- Skin Cancer
- Contact Dermatitis
- Fordyce's Spots
So how can you prevent breakouts and clear up your skin?
We would recommend washing your face 1-2 times a day with a cleanser meant for Acne. Our Extra Deep Face Wash is an oil-free wash that cleans down deep into pores to fight breakouts, blemishes and blackheads without over drying the skin. Its natural exfoliants and skin soothing actives leave the skin clean, clear, and glowing.
Under any circumstance do not pop your pimples! This is damaging for your skin and will cause more harm than good. Popping pimples can lead to more swelling, redness, and scarring. Although the temptation is real- think of the long-term damage to your skin!
Stop touching your face ☹ bacteria on your hands will spread to your skin if you touch your face. This can cause your pores to become inflamed and irritated. Always wash your hands before applying skincare to your face
Sanitize and clean items such as your phone, laptop, glasses/sunglasses. They hold bacteria not visible to the naked eye so make sure you clean them often to keep any oil and bacteria from transferring onto your skin.
Let your skin breathe! Minimize the use of make-up and ALWAYS take off your make-up and wash your face before you go to sleep. Choose make-up brands that mention noncomedogenic on their labels. Check expiry dates on skincare and make-up and be sure to throw away any that may have expired or have a bad smell.
Protect your skin- this means SPF! Large amounts of sun exposure and tanning can cause damage to your skin that will age it and increase your risk of skin cancer. We recommend wearing SPF above factor 30 everyday, regardless of whether your indoor or outdoors. Our Mineral Defense Sunscreen delivers broad spectrum protection against damaging UV rays. It helps guard skin against sun damage, early signs of aging, and the breakdown of collagen to help maintain a healthy skin barrier.
Our laser facials & Hydrafacial are suitable for anyone over the age of 12 years old- they must have a signed consent form by their parent/ guardian, who must also accompany them to their appointment.
HOW TO BOOK
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DIFC:+971 52 199 0021
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Skin Laundry is here to help!
Schedule a consultation and signature facial with us where you will meet your dedicated laser technician who will review your skin concerns in details, medical history & skincare goals you are hoping to achieve. By the end of your consultation you will know and understand your skin type better, alongside a personalized treatment plan with our in-house skin product recommendations.
For beginners we recommend our Signature Laser Facial which uses safe energy-based technology to boost collagen production, minimize pores, tighten skin and improve discoloration. This treatment is completely safe on all skin tones and types and will leave your skin glowing and deeply cleansed!