By definition, adolescent skin is difficult to deal with. Fluctuating hormone levels encourage skin to generate a lot of sebum – that’s the naturally produced oil which keeps our complexions soft and prevents dryness – and this in turn contributes to outbreaks of pimples, blackheads and a shiny complexion. Even if your teenage skin is fantastic for your age, it’s still a good idea to get into the habit of looking after yourself with a solid cleansing, exfoliating and moisturising regime. This will set you up with a good foundational routine on which to build later in life. To help you to manage your adolescent complexion, I’ve put together this list of 7 tips to care for teenage skin.
1. Don’t over-wash
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Cleansing your teenage skin is very important, but it is equally crucial that you take care not to overdo it. Your face should be washed twice daily; more than this and you’ll simply be stripping your skin of essential sebum, encouraging it to produce more.