It doesn’t matter how old you are, you need to look after your skin by having a daily skincare regime. How you treat your skin now will have huge implications as you reach your twenties, thirties and beyond.
Keep it simple
The main thing you need to do is keep your skin clean and this means washing it with warm water twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. Don’t use soap as it can be harsh on your skin, instead opt for a good cleanser.
The skincare products you buy need to be oil-free and suitable for your skin type. If you have oily or combination skin, you’ll be prone to acne so you shouldn’t apply moisturiser at night as it will block your pores and could cause a breakout.
There are plenty of acne products available over the counter but if your acne is severe you might need to be prescribed something from your doctor. The good news is that most people find their acne disappears once they reach their twenties.
As a teenager, you’re probably not worrying about wrinkles at all but you no doubt will when you’re older. Nine out 10 wrinkles are actually caused by sun damage, so protecting your skin in your teen years is vital if you want to be as wrinkle free as possible later on in life. If you fail to wear adequate amounts of sun cream (at least factor 15 or more with a four-star UVA protection rating), you could increase your chances of getting skin cancer too.
Choose the right makeup
You need to allow your skin to breathe, especially if you struggle with acne so try not to use foundation. If you want to wear makeup, you’d be much better using only concealer, blush, eye shadow, mascara and lip gloss. Don’t be tempted to share makeup with friends as you’ll be sharing germs too. It’s much better to go without than risk getting an infection.