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Skin Care for Teen Skin, A Teen’s First Skincare Routine: What to Use, How to Start?

Teen skin experiences sizable challenges, including blackheads, oily skin, acne, etc. Typically, a teen’s first skincare routine should be maximally mild and bare: the multi-step routine is most appropriate, gradually introducing skincare products to improve your skin’s health. 

Ideally, you can begin around age 12 using the basics, a gentle cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen. The need to switch your cleanser to an oil-based one may arise during puberty if you suffer from acne and pimples.  

This article carefully outlines the best teen’s first skincare routine, including what to use, how to start, etc. Let’s get straight into the details! 

A Teen’s First Skincare Routine: How to Start 

Generally, below is the fundamental step-by-step procedure of a typical teen’s first skincare routine:  

  • Cleansing. 
  • Exfoliation. 
  • Hydration. 
  • Treating. 
  • Moisturization.  

Let’s briefly analyze each procedure: 

  • Cleansing: Properly cleansing your face with a face wash help teenagers reduce breakout. If you have oily skin, you can clean your face with an oil-based cleanser without the risk of eroding many natural oils from your face.  
  • Exfoliation: Clearing surface skin debris is instrumental to keeping blemish-free skin, especially if you have acne-prone skin. Exfoliation helps you remove dirt and debris remnants after cleansing your face, including microorganisms, such as bacteria, present in the water used during face cleansing. Exfoliation also balances the pH levels of your skin, preparing the skin to absorb incoming skincare products. 
  • Hydration: Hydration involves using water-based ingredients to pump your skin with water without clogging the pores or producing oils. It’s a way to pump and refresh the skin, preparing it even further to absorb any incoming skincare product.  
  • Treating: The type of treatment employed depends on the skin type and the acne type your teen (you) has. You may use lotions containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to treat or prevent non-inflammatory acne. Other “more” aggressive ingredients like sulfur and retinol may be handy, too. Whatever you use, ensure proper monitoring to identify the side effects of such products.  
  • Moisturization: Another teen’s skincare tip is to ensure your skin doesn’t get overly dry. Some strong ingredients or treatments may cause skin dryness. Routine moisturization would help maintain skin oils level. A moisturizer can also provide added skin nutrients, preventing future breakouts.  

A Teen’s First Skincare Routine: What to Use 

The skincare routine described above will help teenagers fix even the most “annoying” breakouts and prevent the future development of acne.  

While following this simple teen’s first skincare routine is essential, the type of products used is also consequential. You must carefully select the products to use, paying close attention to their ingredients, application instructions, etc.  

However, if you feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to start or what to use, you should consider talking to a professional. The skincare experts at PORES X are always available to fully assess your skin and develop a customized treatment plan for you. We’d love to hear from you soon.

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