Skin Care For Teens


When it comes to face washing, a gentle cleanser is essential. Avoid anything with fragrance or perfume, and look for one with hydrating properties (such as one containing glycerin).

Avoid comedogenic products, as these can block pores and lead to pimples. Also, avoid overwashing, as overdoing it may make your skin oilier due to oil glands compensating.


The skin should be cleansed regularly to remove oil, dirt, and impurities that clog the pores and cause acne breakouts. Teenagers may also be more susceptible to breakouts than ever due to hormonal fluctuations; their skin is, therefore, even more delicate at this age.

Cleansers for teenage skin should be non-comedogenic and not irritate or clog the pores. Many cleaners designed specifically for teenagers contain harsh ingredients that strip skin of its natural oils, leading to overproduction of oil due to loss of hydration – leading to breakouts and irritation. If oily skin exists, consider washing with salicylic acid, as this ingredient has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties and can help control excess oil production while killing off bacteria that cause infection or inflammation.

If your teenager has normal or combination skin, select a cleanser containing glycerin as a hydrating staple and niacinamide as an antioxidant and barrier booster. In addition, look for one with some form of acid, like alpha or beta hydroxy acids (AHAs), which help exfoliate. Be wary when starting with acids since too much exposure could make their skin more sensitive, potentially leading to an uncomfortable “tingling” sensation experienced by some teens.

Note that teenagers with oily skin should moisturize. While some believe it will cause their face to become oilier or cause them to break out, this is untrue; even those with oily skin require moisture to avoid becoming dry and vulnerable to breakouts.

An effective toner should be applied after cleansing and before treatments or makeup. A suitable toner should be alcohol-free and not produce uncomfortable sensations such as tingling or burning sensations; any feelings indicate too strong of a product, which a dermatologist should monitor before use. Toners made with alcohol as the basis may dry out your skin considerably without providing much benefit in return.


Teenagers need an effective skincare routine, especially during their teenage years. Regular cleansing and exfoliation help prevent clogged pores that could otherwise lead to breakouts; teens should moisturize daily to keep their skin hydrated. It’s also vitally important that teens wear broad-spectrum sunscreen to safeguard against sun damage.

Oily Skin

Teenagers’ skin may become oilier due to hormonal fluctuations, making them feel greasy and susceptible to breakouts. Applying gentle cleansers containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can help decrease breakouts while helping prevent new ones from forming; using a light moisturizer can also balance natural oils on the skin to avoid overproduction that leads to an oily face.

A gel or foaming cleanser should be used when cleansing oily skin as this will effectively remove excess oil and dirt without stripping essential oils that keep skin healthy. Furthermore, it’s vital that after washing and before applying makeup or entering humid environments, you thoroughly rinse your face afterward and before entering a humid climate; regularly blotting with facial tissues throughout the day can help minimize shine.

If your teenager has oily skin, try choosing a gentle cleanser and moisturizer with a glycerin base to hydrate their skin, and consider adding vitamin C-infused serum as it can improve skin barrier function, helping prevent oily and acne-prone conditions.

Dry Skin Cleanser As dry skin can be sensitive to specific ingredients; you must choose a cleanser without any irritating substances. A creamy cleanser formulated with glycerin, shea butter, and sunflower seed oil will provide adequate hydration and keep flakiness at bay. Adding a vitamin C serum will also strengthen its protective barrier function, help prevent dryness or flaking of the skin barrier, and contribute toward maintaining healthier conditions on the body’s surface.

Establishing an effective skincare routine for teenage years can be challenging, yet it is especially crucial to help prevent acne and maintain overall skin health and happiness. Consulting a dermatologist or skincare expert may assist in creating an effective routine that will have long-lasting benefits.

Apply SPF

Sun exposure can have severe repercussions for skin damage and aging, so teenagers must wear sunscreen daily – particularly during summertime – to protect their complexions and avoid sunburn that increases the risk for cancer and accelerates early signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.

Applying broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen, which protects against UVA and UVB rays, is vital for healthy skin. When selecting one, ensure it has at least an SPF rating of 30 or greater and is water resistant; additionally, it should be reapplied every two hours or after swimming or sweating to stay protected.

Remind your teen about the importance of using sunscreen regularly and set an excellent example by doing it themselves. Doing it regularly will help them build up an understanding of why applying it periodically is necessary – our Ain’t Misbehavin’ skin clarifying & mattifying broad spectrum SPF 30 PA+++ sunblock is ideal for oily or acne-prone skin and an excellent way to get teens in the habit of applying SPF.

Combining sunscreen and moisturizer into their morning routine will make remembering to use both products easier.

Apply sunscreen at least 15 minutes before venturing outdoors, and reapply it every two hours as necessary. Furthermore, try not to go outside during peak sunlight hours (10 am-4 pm), when sunrays can be particularly harmful.

Select a sunscreen without active chemical ingredients such as oxybenzone, octinoxate, octocrylene, and homosalate, as they may trigger allergic reactions or alter hormone function in your skin. Zinc oxide or titanium dioxide physical SPF provides safer options. In contrast, moisturizers containing SPF provide more excellent coverage – these measures may significantly decrease sunburn risk, premature aging, and skin cancer risk if used according to instructions.

Treat Acne

Teenagers typically experience acne during puberty as their oil glands become overactive. They clog their pores with extra skin oils and dead cells, leading to inflammation and forming pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. Although acne may be painful, it shouldn’t leave permanent scars when treated early and consistently.

Teenagers should use a gentle cleanser twice daily and apply oil-free makeup, sunscreen, and moisturizer. Furthermore, teens should avoid touching their faces as touching can spread bacteria that worsen acne breakouts.

Rinsing their faces with warm water instead of hot is preferable as hot temperatures can irritate their skin and make their pores more likely to clog, and they should wash their hair frequently; using gel or hairspray without alcohol content would also be recommended. Furthermore, drinking lots of water and adhering to an anti-inflammatory diet is vital to combat acne breakouts and breakouts.

If someone has oily skin, they should use a face wash or cleansing pad with salicylic acid to unclog pores and reduce breakouts. Furthermore, picking or squeezing their pimples could lead to inflammation and scarring, so it should be avoided to avoid rash or scarring. Suppose their blemishes don’t clear after three months with this routine skin care plan. In that case, they should seek medical advice from a dermatologist specializing in acne and skin disorders for further assistance.

Your dermatologist will tailor a treatment plan specifically to the type and severity of acne your teen has and other factors. They may suggest starting with over-the-counter acne products like cleansers or spot treatments containing benzoyl peroxide as a starting point.

Retinoids, an oral vitamin A derivative used to unclog pores and prevent inflammation, may also be prescribed. Retinoids have become an alternative treatment option for more severe acne cases; several varieties have become over-the-counter since 2016, such as Adapalene, which was only available with a valid prescription. Retinoids should only be applied sparingly, using no more than a pea-sized amount on your face when using Retinoids.