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Adolescence is a period filled with emotional and physical changes. This includes the process of puberty, which increases hormonal production beginning around 11 or 12 years of age (may occur earlier or later). These hormones have effects on many different parts of the body, and the skin is not spared.

Changes normally seen in the skin at this time include increased oil production (sebum) and acne. Don’t despair, some simple steps can help keep teen skin healthy and glowing.

The key is to cleanse and ensure you use products that work to balance the skin’s natural oil production. Our suggested Nefysi remedies all work to improve the health and biological function of the skin rather than harsh, chemical-packed products that can strip the skin of its protective barrier. It is highly recommended you use one of our cleansers as a minimum.

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Tips to care for teen skin

Tip 1: It Is Not Too Early To Start caring for your skin

In the teen years, it is vital to begin taking care of your skin, so you have a healthy foundation as you age. 

Tip 2: See A Professional

It is important to consult with your doctor or dermatologist to make sure that you are using the correct products in the right way and getting regular professional treatments for your skin conditions. 

Some cases of advanced acne will require medication, so consulting a professional early on will help diagnose your skin condition and avoid prolonged breakouts and potential scarring.  

Tip 3: Begin With The Basics

The three crucial steps for a teen skincare routine are cleansing the skin, toning it to balance the pH, and keeping it hydrated. Don’t be afraid of facial oils, they can be great for acneic skin as oil dissolves oil. However, too much oil can be dehydrating, so be careful not to overdo it. Focus on the evening routine and be consistent. Do not skip a day.

Tip 4: Tackle Acne Gently

Higher levels of hormones which develop during puberty, are associated with oilier hair and breakouts. These hormones are known as androgens, and they can aggravate your skin by increasing oil and sebum production. This excess sebum, combined with dead skin cells, clogs the pores and invites bacteria to proliferate.

For some teens, that reaction is just a pimple or the occasional breakout. For others, consistent breakouts create acne, a chronic condition characterized by comedones (blackheads), papules, pustules and cysts.

For mild to moderate breakouts, we recommend enzymatic treatments to  target the blemish and gently exfoliate without over drying the surrounding skin.

Tip 5: Don’t forget to use sunscreen as the last step of your morning routine - whatever that may be…

Don’t forget to use a sunscreen in the morning, one that is not greasy, which can aggravate underlying acne.

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