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Teenage acne

Teenage acne -What can we do to help?

If you are or have ever suffered with teenage acne, you know how frustrating and upsetting this can feel. A lack of confidence in the way you look might be something you are having to deal with. We can’t do much about the hormones we are sorry, but we have a few suggestions to combat acne.

A simple gentle skincare routine.

Too many products, with too many ‘magical’ ingredients, can do more harm than good. Effectively these products will strip the skin of its natural oils stimulating more sebum production. This can make your acne worse. Use gentle products that clean without dehydrating your complexion.

Take off your makeup

This is one of those habits you need to start now. Make sure you remove it every evening, don’t go to bed and put your head on the pillow if you still have makeup on.  This can contribute to the formation of new spots by spreading bacteria and blocking pores. It is really important to follow a good skincare routine morning and night. You can find our skincare pack in the shop which contains the three 3 essential products to get you on the right track taking care of your skin and improving teenage acne.

Clean what you touch

Change your pillowcase regularly; every other day if you can.  Clean your phone with some sanitiser to prevent bacteria from transferring to your skin. Avoid touching your face as this can also transfer dirt, grime and bacteria from your hands to your face. Wash your hands regularly too, you may not realise how often you are touching your face so making sure your hands are clean will prevent bacteria from spreading.

Microdermabrasion treatment

Microdermabrasion is very effective for teenage acne. It removes dead skin cells, dirt and grime from the skin surface using a jet of fine crystals. Dead skin cells play a part in the formation of spots as they block hair follicles and pores along with sebum. With microdermabrasion, your complexion will feel smoother and the treatment will help to draw out impurities, ultimately resulting in clearer skin. Find your nearest beauty therapist offering these treatments.

IPL for acne

If you are 18+, Intense pulsed light is great for acne-prone skin. IPL uses light energy to destroy spot-causing bacteria, reduce inflammation and prevent excess sebum production. It also helps to improve the appearance of the skin and improve its texture. It literally stops acne in its track. If you have already tried our other recommendations with no improvements, SkinBase IPL is a very effective acne treatment.

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