Simple and Affordable Skincare Routine for Teenagers

Teenagers' skin is different from adults and as a result, have skincare concerns and issues that are different from adult skincare issues. Following a regular skincare routine is critical for addressing these issues and maintaining a healthy complexion.

Why Do Teenagers Need Skincare?

If you’re a teenager, you may experience occasional breakouts due to a surge in hormones. Acne is typically characterized by random whiteheads, a black-dotted T zone, and painful cystic pimples. These skincare problems crop up most frequently between the ages of 12 and 24 years old, but tend to be concentrated in the middle and late teens.

The hectic life of a teenager adds to the problems due to irregular schedules, eating habits, not getting enough sleep, and the stress of school. Combine that with what your skin is going through due to changes in hormones and you have a recipe for less than ideal skin. Developing and keeping an effective but simple skincare routine is essential. By instilling this habit early, it is also much more likely that you will maintain an effective skincare routine as you grow older.

What Skincare Issues Do Teenagers Face?

Teens are constantly looking for cure-all solutions to immediately rectify breakouts. However, some products you use to try to control your acne actually end up making it worse. So, you need to learn what type of skin you have and tailor your routine to your specific skin type. There are four main types of skin: normal, dry, oily, and combination skin. Each of these skin types has different maintenance needs.

Types of Skin

Normal Skin

If you are luck and have "normal" skin, you’ll have a smooth skin tone. The texture will be soft with no red spots, flaky patches, or visible blemishes. Your pores will be hardly visible, and the surface of your skin isn’t dry or greasy.

If you’re fortunate to have normal skin, it’s because the water, blood circulation, and oil in your skin are all balanced. So all you'll have to do is to wash your face a couple of times of day using a mild cleanser, like Aloe Nourishing Facial Cleanser, or a gently hydrating cleanser, like the Aloe Vitality Hydrating Cleanser to help remove sweat and dirt.


Dry Skin

If you have dry skin, it is more like to be rough, dull, scaly, and even itchy.  More than likely your pores will be almost invisible. Usually, dry skin is because of an abnormal shedding of your cells in the skin’s outer layer.  This can be further impacted by dry weather or other irritants, such as hard water or swimming in a chlorinated pool, leading to further drying. 

If you have dry skin, wash your face every day with a mild cleanser like Aloe Vitality Hydrating Cleanser. It will help avoid drying your skin out further. After washing your face, moisturize with a non-alcohol, non-perfumed moisturizer, such as Aloe Vitality Hydrating Cream, to lock in moisture.

Plus, you will want to limit hot showers and avoid low humidity and high temperatures, which suck the moisture out of your skin. In addition, soap and excessive washing of your skin will increase its dryness.


Oil Skin

If you have oily skin, you are likely to have larger pores and be prone to acne, blackheads, shiny complexion, and pimples. Furthermore, anything that affects your hormone levels will affect your skin since hormones affect the production of oil. Stress can trigger an outbreak of acne, plus acne itself can cause stress.

To keep your oily skin clean, you will need to wash your face two to three times a day with a cleanser.  Unfortunately, this is just how it is. ALODERMA's Aloe Soothing & Moisturizing Cleanser is a gentle cleanser that will avoid irritating your skin. You can also use an over-the-counter cleansing pad while in school that will help remove excess dirt and oil from your skin if actually cleaning with a cleanser isn't practical.  However, you will want to avoid excessive use of cleansing pads as they can dry your skin excessively, which leads to even more oil production and irritation.

If you have pimples or acne, don’t pop or squeeze them. This can cause the inflammation to spread and worsen the problem. Only use non-comedogenic cosmetics. This means the product won't clog pores.

Wash your hair daily and keep it away from your face to reduce oil. A light lotion on your skin, like Aloe Soothing & Moisturizing Moisturizer, will help counteract the effect of acne medication drying out your skin.


Combination Skin

If you have combination skin, you will probably have an oily T-Zone going down your forehead, nose, and chin. Your skin may be dry everywhere else. Your pores will be large, and you may have blackheads.

Your skin may be overly dry or excessively oily, while the skin on your cheeks may be rough. Be sure to wash your face twice daily with a gentle cleanser to remove the excess oil. A toner, such as the Aloe Brightening Skin Toner could be used to help improve moisture balance and refine pores after cleansing.  Make sure to give your skin time to breath prior to moisturizing with a lightweight moisturizer during the warmer months and thicker facial cream

Keeping the balance of your skin is vital to helping keep your skin clear and bright. ALODERMA Fresh Aloe Skin Care is ideal for your daily regimen. Discover the amazing power of natural Aloe Skin Care.