Growing up as child who just hit puberty, I had a lot of skin imperfections which at that time I didn’t care till I became 15. I started buying some cheap products to help(big mistake). When I got to 17, I realized if I wanted a better skin I had to do more than just buying cheap fake products that will make you think it’s working at first then spoil your skin(#weeps).
I did researches, I invested more in good skin products which were expensive but worth it.
FIRST KNOW YOUR SKIN TYPE
Do you have oily, dry or normal skin? Is your skin sensitive? Are you prone to pimples when you eat certain foods or change creams, soap or makeup products? Do you react a lot to some products? Well you’re not the only one and you’re not alone.
Oily skin is shiny, greasy, and may have big pores.
Dry skin is flaky, scaly, or rough.
Normal skin is balanced, clear, and not sensitive.
Sensitive skin may sting, burn, or itch after you use some makeup or other products.
- Oily Skin: Use an oil-free foaming cleanser to wash your face, then rinse with plenty of warm water. Also use a toner or astringent after you’ve washed your face, but be careful because it might irritate your skin.
- Dry Skin: Use a gentle cleanser which have no alcohol or fragrance. Those ingredients can dry out your skin even more. Gently wash your skin, then rinse with plenty of warm water. Don’t use hot water because it removes the natural oils from your face faster, which is the opposite of what you want. Try exfoliating once a week to get rid of flaky skin cells. It will make your skin look clearer with even tone.
- Normal Skin: Because you don’t have oily, dry nor sensitive skin doesn’t mean you should just use any soap or cleanser you can get. Get a good cleanser that works best with your skin, rinse with warm water. If you notice dryness, you might wanna change the cleanser.
- Sensitive Skin: Like an egg that can break with the slightest mistake, your skin can react to just the slightest mistake(example,using a product that you’re skin totally hates), but trust me, when taken good care of, you’re gonna totally looooooovvvveeee your skin. Wash it with a very gentle cleanser and rinse with warm water. Pat it dry, don’t rub. Exfoliating sensitive skin may irritate it. Ingredients like aloe vera, green tea polyphenols, oats and chamomile are way better than alcohol, acid, or fragrance. Your skin might feel better with fewer ingredients in a product.
No matter your skin type(oily, dry, normal or sensitive) you need to moisturize your skin every day. Every skin needs moisture. Apply it while your skin is still damp from washing or rinsing to help seal in moisture. If you have acne or your skin is oily, find a moisturizer that is lightweight and oil-free, so it doesn’t block your pores.
Okay, I get it, your moisturizer probably had sunscreen in it but is that enough for your beautiful skin? Especially during summer? Especially when you’re at the beach? I think you might wanna use a separate sunscreen too. That shiny bright sun can damage your skin in just 15 minutes! No one is too young for skin cancer. Get a sunscreen which works against UVA and UVB rays with SPF 30 at least. Wear it every freaking single day, sunny, raining, snowing, put it on.
Tip: reapply ever 2 hours.
TAKING CARE OF YOUR ACNE
During puberty, we get these pimples/acne(to be honest, I’m yet to know the difference) which is caused by our hormones releasing more serbum oil during our puberty. This oil clogs our pores which leads to our archenemy, acne.
We tend to pop it because we think it’s gonna get rid of them faster but we are causing more harm than good. We might even end up with acne scars. So what can we do?
- Control your hands from touching them. The earlier you stop popping them, the better.
- Wash your hands before washing your face, to get rid of the bacteria in our hands.
- When you get back from school or sports or shopping, whatever, wash your face. The environment is filled with bacteria flying around.
- Change your bedsheets and pillowcases weekly.
- Watch what you eat. You might wanna reduce your intake of margarine/butter and some oily foods.
- Drink enough water.
- Sleep at least 7hours. We all need a good night sleep.
- Meditation and yoga helps as well. Take 5minutes every day to indulge yourself in meditation or yoga. You’ve got nothing to loose. *I’ve got time to loose* *shut up*
I hope I helped you and I also hope you’re having a great weekend. Lots of love from me to you. If you have more tips or questions, leave it at the comment box.
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