Today, we’d like to approach an issue that has been on our minds for quite some time now. Teen skincare is a very tricky matter and sometimes it seems that whatever you do, you can never get it right. Teen skin tends to be not only problematic but also extremely sensitive to the point where we can safely call it whimsical. So, here, we’d like to set out the basics of dealing with teen skin. What we want to do is to help you establish a healthy skincare routine that actually works for you. You know we support natural solutions, so we always advocate a balanced approach that keeps away from aggressive chemical formulas. Rose oil is one of the most delicate ingredients you can use that yields real results. Here are the most common problems teens tend to experience and the natural ways to treat them effectively.
Acne-prone teen skin
Yes, this is obviously the greatest and most commonly experienced skin issue. Personally, I have never met a person who hasn’t suffered at least the occasional pimple in this period. The most important thing here is to be observant and attentive. You need to figure out what causes you to break out the most. Once you have established that, it would be easier for you to avoid it. It might be certain products or foods. If it is the former, you should simply switch to something else. Even if you like a particular piece of cosmetics, it would be highly irrational to continue using it if it does not comply with your skin. If it is the latter case and you tend to react to some foods, it is a matter of personal discipline to refrain from having them or at least eat them as rarely as you can.
Do not forget that acne can be a serious skin condition. If you feel like it is getting out of hand, we strongly recommend that you should see a dermatologist. Meanwhile, getting an occasional zit is perfectly normal and you needn’t be too hard on yourself. What you can do to deal with it at home is to apply a product that won’t make it any worse. Natural rose extracts work great in this case. Pick a product that contains rose oil and apply it liberally. Rose oil is a natural antiseptic that kills bacteria fast. At the same time, it will soothe the swelling and burning that accompany any stubborn pimple. Finally, it will not clog your pores, which means it won’t cause any further break-outs.
Oily skin and shine in teens
Oily skin is also quite common in teens. Basically, hormones fail to regulate a healthy sebum secretion and there ensues a ceaseless battle to get rid of the shine. Apart from strictly aesthetic considerations, oily skin has some practical faults. The main one is that it clogs pores, which causes break-outs and black heads. These two have a special connection. Comedones or black heads form at the opening of hair follicles. Even if you have no visible hair in the areas that they appear, you still have the openings. These, however, tend to get clogged by excess sebum and dead skin that get stuck together and form a particular plug. Bacteria then appear to facilitate the formation of pimples. In short, comedones are a problem..
Sensitive skin becomes ever so common these days. Truth is, there is a growing number of irritants that your skin simply reacts to. Pollution and UV radiation, combined with aggressive household cleaning products and low-quality cosmetics can be a disastrous combination for anyone with a natural predisposition to sensitivity. Some of these factors are moderately manageable, others we need to deal with by alleviating the symptoms. The most typical reactions to irritants are redness and rashes. Many people still believe that it is perfectly normal for red spots to form on their face or neckline when they go out in the sun. In reality, redness it one of the ways that our skin indicates that something is not right. Photosensitivity can be mild and barely visible. It can also quickly develop into an itchy rash that we had not expected at all. Either way, we need to take this seriously.
If your skin is sensitive, just like with acne, you need to start by finding out what irritates it and try to exclude or restrict its contact with your organism. Sometimes, we might mistake allergies for sensitivity, which could cause even greater problems. So, if you have any doubts about the origin of your discomfort, you should definitely see a doctor. But giving it is sensitivity you are dealing with, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, in your teens, your hormone levels are causing a lot of trouble. They can easily aggravate your reactivity, causing sudden flare-ups. In this case, always use mild products on your skin, which would not irritate it further. Rose oil works wonders because it has excellent soothing properties, quickly reduces swelling and relieves redness.
Atopic skin is a common condition among young people. It is a type of eczema, characterised by patches of uneven dry skin, which can be slightly peeling or even cracked in severe cases. Atopic skin is highly sensitive to a series of irritants and many times it is difficult to establish the cause of the flare-up.The crux of the atopic condition is that the skin literally fails to carry out its protective functions. Healthy skin is soft, and softness is maintained by natural moisture. Atopic skin on the other hand is dry and rough, which leaves it susceptible to irritation and damage. In such cases, there are a few things you can do. First, never skip the moisturiser. Use mild creams, suitable for sensitive and atopic skin. Some of the most efficient natural moisturisers are rose oil and coconut oil, which are good for all skin types and will not aggravate the situation. Pick a simple, light cream or lotion and keep an eye on the way your skin reacts to it. Second, exclude any potential irritants from your immediate environment and discontinue their contact with your skin. Finally, be gentle and careful not only with affected areas but also with your entire body, even if it feels and looks fine at the moment. Don’t rub it and refrain from vigorous scratching. Establish a routine that works for your skin and observe it to minimise risk and damage.
Skin damage and scars
Finally, we need to say a few words about dealing with the aftermath of all those problems. Teenage years will pass quickly and we really hope that all of you will leave the skin issues behind. However, post-breakout marks are extremely common and, in some severe cases, there may even be scarring. If you are aware of your susceptibility to retaining dark spots long after the inflammation is gone, you need to adjust your acne treatment to keep these to a minimum. First, we know how hard it is to suppress your instinct to pop the pimple. However, if it is one of the so-called blind pimples, you might as well accept the fact that it won’t head soon and it might not head at all. This means that it any attempts to pop it are perfectly useless, not to mention quite painful.
What you can actually do is take measures to assuage swelling and alleviate discomfort. You need an efficient antiseptic that is not aggressive and it would not dry the area around the inflammation. Alcohol is out of the question and most of the well-known remedies simply fail to reach that deep into the skin. Rose oil will do the work here. It is instantly absorbed by the skin, which means it will get to where it is supposed to be. Apart from dealing with bacteria, it will also soften the skin, which will prevent marks from forming. If you already have those dark spots and you can’t seem to get rid of them, you should check with the cosmetic products you are already using. There are a number of efficient anti-inflammatory creams that will kill the pimple but would leave a stubborn mark in its place. Also, keep applying an antiseptic product until the spot is completely gone because oftentimes it can be a symptom of residual inflammation that flares up in several weeks or even a recurring blind pimple. Keep your skin soft and moisturised to enhance its protective functions and prevent further problems.
These are the most common skin issues that teens face every day. You might only experience one of them but you might also be dealing with all of these. The most important piece of advice we can give you is to be aware of what is good for your own skin and what causes trouble. This will allow you to prevent the unfortunate flare-ups but also help you recover faster. Even if you feel that it is a severe case, it is not a good idea to turn to an aggressive treatment because it could make matters worse in other ways. Remember that your skin was meant to protect your entire being but sometimes it would be your turn to take proper care of it.