Skincare Health and Help for Teenage Skin

Being a teenager is hard, with everything going on in our lives. School, friends, crushes, and hormones– what could go wrong? Well, for one, our skin.

What is teenager's skin problems and why?

The number one persistent skin problem teenagers face is acne. Acne can appear as whiteheads, blackheads or pimples, and it is most common among teenagers, although it affects people of all ages. Whether it be spots or clogged pores, more than 85% of teenagers suffer from bad skin. So, let’s get into what exactly causes acne and blemishes.

The main reason teenagers are the unlucky victim of acne is hormonal change. When young teenagers reach the age of puberty, there is a sudden increase in hormone production. When this event occurs, the witnesses an increase in oil and sebum production. These problem areas include the face, neck, chest, and back, but also the shoulders in more extreme cases.

The oil glands are more active at this age and produce too much oil which results in blocked pores. It also attracts bacteria to the skin, and these together cause the pore to become inflamed and cause spots or pimples.

For women, there are other causes that can prolong the presence of acne into our 20s. An example of a reason is the menstrual cycle. Any changes with the cycle, such as a delayed cycle, can result in rougher looking skin. Additionally, even getting on birth control can fluctuate the hormones in our bodies, thereby inviting more spots and blemishes.

So, the question now remains– what can you do about it?

How to treat acne and other related skin problems

 

Now, while acne and spots are quite irritating, they don’t have to cause you any more distress. The good news is that there are so many ways you can care for your skin and treat it properly.

Rule one: Always Cleanse Your Skin!! This is the easiest way to keep the acne away and keep your skin clear. Cleansing devices are great tools to use as they can clean out the skin very effectively. Acne and blemishes cause the skin to be very sensitive, so it is important to avoid the harsh exfoliants. Use a gentle cleanser that works towards blemishes and acne removal to keep your skin clean.

It also helps to find a cleanser that has many functions instead of just one. For example, a cleanser device cleans pores. But it can also massage the skin and stimulate the production of collagen through an increased blood circulation. So, we always recommend trying to find a multipurpose device that serves all your interests combined.

The second method of treatment is light therapy. LED light therapy has made its way through the channels into the beauty and skincare world, and beauty gurus strongly advocate for its use. When it comes to acne, blue light therapy works wonders.

Underneath the spots and the pimples, there are underlying factors in the skin that can cause the issue. To be successful in blemishes and acne removal, you have look for, and solve, the root cause. Blue light therapy uses natural light waves, which are transmitted by LEDs into the skin, and is excellent for curing acne, killing bacteria, improving sensitive skin. Blue light therapy can also adjust the sebum production of the skin, thereby eliminating one of the main causes of acne!

What are the best devices for teenage skin? 

A good cleanser to use is the CLEO+ Sonic Facial Cleanser. It is a waterproof deep cleansing brush with main functions including fighting acne, reducing inflammation, and cleaning pores. The Sonic Facial Cleanser can efficiently get rid of cosmetic residues, dead skin cells, acne, and blackheads. The device is very gentle on the skin, which is perfect for teenagers.

Additionally, the cleanser comes equipped with 11 cleaning modes of different speeds, and the vibration frequency can reach 3,360 to 5,160 times per minute. It is also dual sided, with a cleansing silicone brush for everyday use, and an exfoliating silicone brush for the occasional exfoliation. It is portable, rechargeable, and easy to use because of its automatic smart timer. The sonic facial cleanser switches off after the exact recommended usage time has passed– 90 seconds.

Now, for the blue light therapy. There are so many light therapy devices out in the market that it can be a little intimidating to find one that works best for you. But we did the hard work for you, and the Blue LED+ Acne Light Therapy is a device that targets all your acne problems. The device is equipped with 40 led light bulbs, making it effective in blemishes and acne removal. The light activates photoreceptors in skin cells, producing energy for absorption by skin components.

Its main functions include fighting acne, reducing inflammation, improving sensitive skin, and balancing skin tone. But apart from these, the blue light therapy device also helps tighten loosened skin that is caused by aging– a process that can start as early as 25! If you are excited to get right to it, the suggested operating time is 4 times a week, at 10–15-minute sessions.

At last, there is no need to fret. Acne and spots are completely normal especially in teenagers, but we hope these tips will help keep them at bay!

 

 

 written by Olivia Khader

 

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