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Skin Care for Teen Skin

Acne, blackheads, and oily skin top the list of teen skin complaints, says Jessica Wu, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in Los Angeles who specializes in medical and cosmetic dermatology. But by following her skin advice, you can keep your skin healthy and glowing.

The challenges of teen skin are sizable, says Dr. Wu. “Hormonal surges lead to enlargement of the oil glands, making teen skin oily and creating large pores and blackheads,” she explains.

Even though you and your friends are going through puberty together, chances are your skin is looking and feeling a bit different from your BFF’s. That means the skin tip that works for her might not work for you. Fortunately, you can easily find the right skin advice to choose from to keep your skin clear.

Here are the top skin tips for teen skin care:

  • Cleanse carefully. If your skin is oily, you’ll probably do well with a foaming or gel cleanser for daily skin care. Cleanse once a day, or twice if your skin gets very oily or dirty throughout the day. “If a teen girl wears makeup, it’s best to remove eye makeup first, then cleanse with your fingertips and a gel or foaming cleanser,” Wu says. If you play sports or work hard in PE class, wash your face (if you can) before you exercise. At the very least, she says, carry facial tissues to blot your skin. For teens who have dry rather than oily skin, try a milky cleanser and moisturizer.
  • Wash off makeup before bed. Even if your best friend can sleep with her makeup on and look great, it’s not a great idea. “If you’re simply too exhausted to tie your hair back, take off makeup, and wash your face, at least use a pre-moistened cleansing wipe to take off makeup, dirt, and oil,” Wu says. If you make a regular habit of sleeping in makeup, you can have an acne breakout or develop a bumpy rash called perioral or periocular dermatitis.
  • Control oil. You want to keep down the shine without being harsh on your skin. According to Wu, there’s a basic three-step process to oil control: (1) choose a salicylic acid cleanser, (2) use an oil-free primer to control shine, and (3) blot oil during the day using specialized cloths or tissues.
  • Exfoliate. You need to exfoliate only once or twice a week, using a relatively gentle product. Don’t scrub (it won’t help with acne or blackheads) and don’t over-exfoliate.
  • Get the right acne products. If you have breakouts, try this approach: Wash your skin, use a toner, and then apply a medicated acne gel.
  • Don’t share makeup. “Do you want to share your friend’s germs?” Wu asks. “It’s an especially bad idea to share eye and lip products.” So, as tempting as it is to try your friend’s perfect new eye liner, get your own instead.
  • Keep hands clean. One way to help your skin stay healthy is to protect it from dirt and too many germs. Wash your hands before you touch your face or touch up your makeup and regularly clean other surfaces that touch your skin, such as your phone.
  • Choose spray hair products. If you notice that your acne breakouts cluster around your hairline or places where your hair often brushes your skin, consider that your hair product might be to blame. Make a switch to spray products, which, Wu says, “are less likely to cause breakouts.”
  • Skip the toothpaste and other old wives’ tales. You might hear about many odd remedies to control acne, like putting toothpaste on your skin. In fact, this could just make skin worse if you are allergic to the ingredients. There’s a ton of great skin care products on the market that can help you look your best.
  • Wear sunscreen. You want your skin to look healthy now and for decades to come. Using sunblock also helps keep your acne breakouts from turning dark, Wu says. Pick an oil-free product, and look for cosmetics, like liquid foundation, that contain sunscreen.
  • Avoid tanning beds. Get a healthy bronze glow with a self-tanner. Tanning beds and sun tanning can set you up for early wrinkles and increased skin cancer risk later on.
  • Talk to a doctor. Seeing a dermatologist about acne can make a huge difference, especially if you have red, pus-filled pimples or large lumps under the skin that are painful or leaving scars. “Those can stay with you for a lifetime,” Wu says. You might benefit from prescription cleansers and acne medication that can clear skin faster and more effectively than over-the-counter products.

Being a teen should be fun. Take charge of your skin care with these tips, and soon a clear complexion will put a smile back on your face.

The skin care wars, explained

The intersections of the internet that are interested in gender, beauty, and Foucault all had a minor meltdown at the end of January. The culprit? The Outline had published an article by Krithika Varagur arguing that skin care was mostly a con.

“All of this,” wrote Varagur, referring to the current vogue for elaborate skin care regimens of serums and acids, “is a scam. It has to be. Perfect skin is unattainable because it doesn’t exist. The idea that we should both have it and want it is a waste of our time and money.”

In response, think piece after think piece dotted the internet, arguing that skin care was anything but a scam, that it made women happy and was harmless and really no one else’s business, anyway.

“One thing I refuse to be told,” wrote Lisa Niven at British Vogue, “is that spending money on skincare makes me some kind of vacuous moron.”

The debate after the Outline article was not anomalous. Over the past year or so, skin care has slowly become an object of intense literary discourse.

Writing about skin care used to be confined to beauty blogs and glossy magazines; now, it’s increasingly showing up at major mainstream outlets that don’t have a mandate to cover “beauty” or “women’s issues.” Jia Tolentino and Rachel Syme are writing about skin care for the New Yorker’s website. Sady Doyle is writing about her skin care regimen for the Huffington Post. Nicole Cliffe has a skin care newsletter.

In this, skin care is roughly following the trail blazed by advice columns in 2015, when they went from being oft-overlooked and utilitarian service journalism to showcases for some of the hottest young voices in digital publishing. Both skin care writing and advice columns are, broadly speaking, feminine and focused on self-care, and their parallel rise is not coincidental: They are both gathering cultural force as women writers have accumulated cultural capital.

But with skin care’s newfound prestige has come a backlash of which the Outline article is only the most visible form. Critical think pieces about skin care abound, and they tend to hit the same beats: Is skin care exploitative? Is it a waste of money? Is it misogynistic? Or is it the backlash against skin care that is truly misogynistic?

These critiques aren’t unique to the skin care conversation. They emerge whenever women en masse become deeply and visibly interested in something.

Because in our culture, anything that women love is co-opted by two forces: corporations, which attempt to commercialize what used to be subversive, and concern trolls, who tell women that the thing they like and take pleasure from is secretly bad for them in particular and society as a whole. And while the two co-opting forces might seem to be opposed to each other, they’re actually mutually reinforcing agents of the same patriarchal myths about women.

So when we talk about skin care, we’re not just talking about cosmetics. We’re also talking about our anxieties about women, their bodies, their money, and their pleasure.

The rise of skin care coincides with the corporatization of self-care

It would be disingenuous say that skin care was “taken over” by corporations, because skin care in its modern form has always been corporate: It is inherently about putting money on your face, often at a huge markup. But the rise of the new skin care regime is closely linked to the rise of self-care.

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence,” wrote Audre Lorde in 1988, in what came to be the manifesto of the self-care movement, “it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.”

That is the basic philosophy behind self-care: that it is not selfish to take the time to take care of oneself, that it is in fact necessary for one’s strength and well-being. Especially when embraced by people from disenfranchised groups, who are taught that they do not have the right to expect care from anyone — like Lorde, a black lesbian poet — self-care is fundamentally subversive and anti-capitalist. It means thinking of yourself as a human being with inherent value regardless of your social capital or what you are able to produce.

In her history of self-care for Slate, Aisha Harris writes that self-care began as a medical concept used to encourage patients to exercise healthful habits, was taken up by civil rights activists as a way of bringing health care to disenfranchised communities, and began to enter the mainstream during the wellness movement of the ’90s.

In this decade, self-care became a topic for blog series and Solange songs. And in the wake of the 2016 election, as shell-shocked progressives took to the internet to share their coping rituals for living in the age of Donald Trump, self-care became a topic for think pieces about how we live now. Ultimately, the rise of skin care is part of the post-election rise of self-care. Jia Tolentino describes her skin care routine as “one of many small, ridiculous attempts to affirm to myself that I will outlive the Trump Administration.”

And as the Trump age becomes our new normal, skin care as self-care has as well. The idea that caring for yourself is a way of recognizing that you are a human being of inherent value and worth — within a social and political climate that seemingly finds new ways to challenge that idea every day — has become central to the way we talk about skin care since the election.

“Elaborate skin care combines the vaguely scientific with the pseudo-spiritual,” writes Sady Doyle: “there’s the meditative quality of lying down with a sheet mask on, the ritual of applying exactly the right ingredients in exactly the right order.”

Doyle quotes the commenters of the subreddit r/SkincareAddiction who use skin care to cope with their depression: “My skincare kind of pushes me to do other basic self-care things because I actually want to get out of bed and go to the bathroom and do all my stuff,” writes one. “It’s a huge distraction from thinking negative thoughts, and I’ve been really encouraged by seeing positive results when adding in a new product or technique,” writes another, adding, “The ritual of practicing a physical kind of self care has also improved the way I feel about myself.”

Skin care is a particularly physical kind of self-care, a way of paying attention to one’s body, rubbing it with oils and smoothing it with acids, noticing its bizarre shifts and preferences: the things that make it red and inflamed, the things that soothe it and clear it. It is physical and personal — and it is also, potentially, enormously lucrative.

As skin care and self-care became more and more intertwined in popular discourse, skin care marketers took note. Now the language of self-care and wellness has become the very effective, very profitable language of marketing copy.

One brand sells “skin care/self-care products that make you look and feel BE-YOU-tiful,” suggesting that at the end of the day, there is no difference at all between skin care and self-care.

“Your skincare routine should be something you enjoy, and taking the time to focus on yourself reaps mind, body, and beauty benefits,” says a recent blog post on another brand’s website. “An effective and efficient skin care routine is a therapeutic process that will help you feel your best. … We believe in the power of skin care as a self-care ritual, and want to enable you to dedicate downtime to focus solely on yourself.”

There are, of course, many worse things for companies to sell us than the idea that taking time for yourself is a nice thing to do, but it is worth looking carefully at what’s happening here. The concept of self-care, which used to be about recognizing your own self-worth in a racist, misogynistic, capitalist society that tries to demean you, is now also a really great way for corporations to make a few bucks. Insisting on your own value as a person, regardless of your wealth or social status, becomes valuable precisely for the amount of money a company can make from it.

It’s also worth noting that skin care is not purely about self-care. It’s also about fixing problems that would not be problems except that we as a culture have agreed they are problems: While it’s true that some forms of acne and dry skin are physically painful, the drive for “perfect” poreless skin is primarily an aesthetic one; poreless skin is not an inherent and objective good.

We as a culture have agreed that women’s social worth is primarily decorative, and that to have decorative value, women have to fit into certain extraordinarily narrow standards: hence the obsession with how female politicians look and dress, as though their appearance affects their ability to set legislation; hence the data showing that women at work are punished for appearing too ugly and too beautiful; hence the way skin care and cosmetics are overwhelmingly marketed to women rather than to straight men.

Skin care is about having pristinely clear pores and perfect porcelain skin tone, and while women en masse are not stupid or bad for aspiring to those goals (hate the game, not the player, etc.), it’s undeniable that setting those goals for women has made a lot of rich white men a whole lot of money.

Before embracing the language of self-care and wellness to sell their products, skin care corporations explicitly played on women’s insecurities: stop that blackhead, fight those wrinkles, kick that pimple’s butt because your skin is unacceptable as it is. Now that wellness has become the marketing language du jour, that ideology is still present, but more hidden.

At the New York Times Magazine, Amanda Hess tracked the way wellness marketing copy covertly suggests that aging is bad and unnatural:

As ever, beauty expectations for women haven’t been revised so much as they’ve been rebranded, with words like “renewing” and “vitality” and “radiant” serving as cutting-edge euphemisms for “youthful.” The implication hiding beneath is an unsettling one. You may think the stigma against older people is social, a construction of our culture and what it chooses to value. The ads suggest otherwise: Youth, they seem to say, is simply natural.

The same slippage happens with other skin ailments, like acne and clogged pores: In today’s ads, they aren’t bad guys to be fought the way they were 10 years ago, but rather unnatural interlopers who must be tended to, naturally and radiantly. And you have to tend to them because don’t you want to be a natural, healthy, radiant, emotionally well-adjusted person who takes care of herself? Don’t neglect your self-care! If you aren’t using retinol, then Trump is winning!

The effect is to collapse the subversive, empowering language of self-care with the capitalist-affirming, predatory language of corporations that invent and then profit from women’s insecurities. “Take care of yourself, and take pleasure in tending to your body,” advertising tells us, “but don’t forget that you’re really doing it in order to maximize your social value as a woman.” The subversive system has been cannibalized by the dominant.

Beauty is labor, but our culture shames us whenever we acknowledge that fact

The Outline’s “skincare con” article argues that skin care is a modern scam, and that women who spend money on skin care are being cheated by massive corporations that offer nothing but snake oil. There are some historical and scientific errors in Varagur’s argument (contrary to her claims, people have put things on their skin for most of history, and there is a scientific basis for some, if not all, of today’s most popular skin care), but most of the backlash to the article centers on a line that comes halfway through.

“Don’t we all have friends who are fanatical about skin care and don’t … really (whispers) have great skin?” Varagur writes. “How can that be?”

“Why are some of your so-called (whispers) friends so judgmental and unsupportive of your hobbies?” Cheryl Wischhover responded at Racked.

There’s a sort of mean girl-ish condescension to the line; you get an image of the scariest girl at your high school looking you up and down and saying, “Oh, you’re into skin care? You’re not very good at it, are you?”

But the judgment in the line is instructive. It shows what’s so familiar about the Outline piece, and why the feminist skin care discourse community reacted so strongly against it.

We’ve already talked about how our culture has decided that women must fit into certain narrow beauty standards to have social value. But the depressing flip side of that standard is that our culture also teaches us that beauty must be effortless for it to really count. Women who put effort into their looks are high-maintenance. They are not cool girls. They’re not aspirational.

I wrote about this idea in 2016 in the context of the effortlessly beautiful heroines of the WB and their scary, high-maintenance foils:

The WB heroine is nearly always brunette, doe-eyed, and beautiful. She doesn’t wear any obvious makeup or have obvious highlights in her hair: She is a natural beauty. That’s in direct contrast to her foil and frenemy, who is usually blonde and always either high-maintenance and manicured or plain and mousy. …

For us to really feel the impact of the WB heroine’s effortless, thoughtless perfection, we have to see her in contrast to less valuable girls, less likable girls: girls who try. The girls who try to be smart, who try to achieve their goals, who try to be attractive, those girls are the villains. They know their worth, and they make no apologies for their ambitions. They’re not perfect. They’re not valuable. They are, in fact, scary and off-putting.

Our culture worships the effortlessly beautiful woman, but she is a myth. Beauty is pain, beauty is labor, and beauty is money. That’s why we have a flourishing skin care industry in the first place.

But whenever the pain and the labor and the costs of beauty begin to show, the shaming begins. And often, it cloaks itself in feminist-sounding rhetoric: Women, don’t you realize that you — yes, you, you specifically — are being conned by the patriarchy? Why would you spend your money on skin care/makeup/clothes? You must have low self-esteem. You must not be as smart or as empowered or as beautiful as these other women who managed to fulfill social standards correctly without trying.

It’s an inescapable trap. If you don’t participate in the beauty system, you are ugly and also lazy, and probably unclean and unhealthy and unnatural and not your best self. If you do participate in the beauty system and you let your labor show, you are a gullible fool and also high-maintenance and self-obsessed. And if you participate in the beauty system but don’t quite manage to meet the narrow, exacting standards of patriarchy — if you “don’t … really (whispers) have great skin” — well, then, what are you even doing?

What we’re left with is a system that first profits from and then shames women for their insecurities, one that cannibalizes the subversive practices women use to try to survive the capitalist patriarchy and then uses the vocabulary of those practices to sell the capitalist patriarchy right back to them.

The women who live in this system are not bad or wrong or stupid or gullible for doing whatever they have to do to get through it as best they see fit. Embracing skin care does not make you a foolish and conceited gull, even if it also might not turn you into your best and most enlightened self. Rejecting skin care does not make you gross or lazy or unclean, even if it also won’t magically bring you into a world where the patriarchy doesn’t exist.

But none of this — the outrage cycle, the think pieces and the backlash to the think pieces — is really about skin care. It’s about a system that is designed to make women feel terrible no matter what they do. And the best way we can help women through that system is to refrain from judging their choices as they do their best to get through it anyway.

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“The skin around our eyes is the thinnest skin on our body and one of the first spots to show your age. Starting an eye cream early develops a good habit, and even if you’re not treating a visible wrinkle, it hydrates the skin to plump it, so the wrinkles show less when you’re older. I like to rotate creams with different active ingredients to work out the different layers and structures of the skin. For example, starting with an eye cream that has a little retinol to build collagen, and after finishing that jar, switching to a more hydrating formula with hyaluronic acid.”

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“Once you hit your late 20s, some people might start to see the early signs of sun or smoking damage and want to be more aggressive in treating it. There are a lot of amazing acids to use at home once a week or every two weeks to exfoliate the skin. There is a learning curve with these, as well. You have to be very careful to moisturize and use a gentle cleanser to avoid further stripping the skin.”

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“In my world, exfoliation is always paired with hydration. When one exfoliates, you also remove your own natural moisturizers along with dead skin cells. Too much exfoliation can lead to dry, itchy skin. A gentle exfoliating body polish that moisturizes while exfoliating is the way to go.”

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“This is a wonderful, hydrating, water-based toner with hyaluronic acid (the same one in actual fillers, made by a European filler company), rose water, and chlorhexidine (an antibacterial agent) that does not over-strip the skin. Hyaluronic acid gently hydrates and the chlorhexidine prevents breakouts that may still be present leading up to your 30s.”

Get Beauty Tips For Teenage Girls. These are secrets every teen girl should know about beauty.

1. Wash and cleanse

Teenage girls are definitely one of the busiest because of their school activities and, of course, the blooming social life. This is the most basic of all beauty tips for teenage girls because beauty and skin care begin with a clean face. A routine of cleansing the face is a must every morning and before sleeping. Make it a point to use a gentle soap, moisturizer, and toner which fit your skin type.

2. Ditch the foundation, welcome BB creams

Beauty tips for teenage girls are carefully mounted on preserving their sensitive and delicate skin. Foundation creams give too much cake and might be a primary cause of acne and blemishes. To avoid this, teens should act to using safer products like BB creams, which have gotten a lot of good reception from the young ladies. Plus, most BB creams contain sunscreen substance; using it is a very advisable beauty tip for girls to follow.

3. Chic with organic

Beauty and skin care among teenage girls are very important. The young skin might be at its finest elasticity but it is also more prone to dirt and irritation. One beauty tip for teenage girls is to use natural products in treating acne and other skin problems. For one, you can use lemon slices as the anti-bacterial treatment for pimples and acne; used tea bags for rejuvenating your eyes; and brown sugar for exfoliation.

4. Go easy on make-up

Yes, putting on make-up is fun but there are always precautions especially when dealing with delicate skin. One of the really important beauty tips for teenage girls is to always keep your make-up dabbed simply. Less is more as they say. Remember to keep it balanced, when you want to play around with a rainbow of eyeshadow colors, you should keep your lipstick shade to a minimal. Also, one beauty tips for girls is to keep a young and dewy look for your cheeks, choose a cream blush on instead of the powdered one.

5. Be beautiful inside

Eating healthy and keeping an exercise routine is surely one of the best beauty tips for teenage girls. This does not only help you maintain your fitness, it also provides your face and the rest of your body a natural glow. Beauty and skin care are a great deal to tend to and you should feed your body with lots of healthy substances plus those endorphins you get from exercising.

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15 Essential Beauty Tips for Teens

6. Be selective over who you spend time with
Stop hanging around with people who make negative comments about how you or other people look. It’s likely that they feel bad about their own appearance and are projecting it on to other people.

7. Stop staring in the mirror
Limit the number of times you’re allowing yourself to look in the mirror, it will become obsessive and will make you feel insecure about yourself if you’re unable to see your reflection for a while.

8. Stop putting yourself down
Stop bitching about your appearance to yourself and others. It only makes it okay for other people to do it too and the things you’re saying aren’t true. You’ll end up believing them and it will become an even bigger issue.

9. Replace bitchiness with kindness
Whenever you feel like saying something bad about how other people look, say something good about them too. Eventually, work to stop saying bad things all together. Occasionally we all think negative things about others, that’s normal but it isn’t okay to vocalise them to others or use those opinions to make somebody feel bad about themselves to make yourself feel better.

10. Try to be positive
Remember that your mind is an incredibly powerful tool. Whenever you have a negative thought about yourself, acknowledge it and consciously decide to think of something positive.

11. You probably won’t believe this one, but it’s true
Understand that in 30 years, we guarantee you will look back at photos of yourself now and realise how fabulous you really looked.

12. Define your own beauty
Realise that no two people look the same. Some people have prominent birthmarks, some people have freckles, some people have black hair, some people are tall, broad, skinny, the list is endless. That’s okay. Stop basing your idea of beauty on other people, base it on yourself.

13. Stop living for your diet
Accept the fact that your natural body shape is not really going to change, no matter how much you diet or workout.

14. Supporting somebody else can help you, too
Help somebody else overcome bad feelings they have about themselves and you could find that it also helps you overcome yours too.

15. Cancel your magazine subscriptions
Don’t read beauty magazines, their sole purpose is to make you feel ugly so that you continue to buy the magazine and the products inside it. Take them with a pinch of salt.

There you have it. The 15 beauty tips for teens that the beauty industry doesn’t want you to know.

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Combined with the special moments you encounter during high school, these teen beauty tips will help you look your best.

Starting Out Young

If you are the parent of a tween, or are one yourself, then you know it’s quite popular for girls to start wearing makeup as young as 5th or 6th grade. When you are this young, a lot of makeup isn’t necessary. Tween girls tend to wear heavy cosmetics because they haven’t learned any differently.

An important thing to realize is that you possess so much natural beauty at this age; it would be a mistake to cover it up. When you are in junior high, try out some tinted lip-gloss and perhaps some eye shadow and mascara. Don’t cake on beauty products because it will seem as if you’re trying too hard. Keep the makeup experimentation for the time you have at home or at slumber parties. When you are going to school, keep it light and natural.

Eyeliner is a tempting commodity for a lot of girls this age. Start out with a pencil liner and stay away from the liquid type. Using liquid eyeliner before you have experience with eye makeup will cause you to look like a raccoon rather than a gorgeous girl!

The Older Set

In high school, you will have a little more freedom with experimentation. Now that you are old enough to go out with your friends and date at night, you may want to invest in some darker, more dramatic makeup. Now’s the time to enjoy shimmer eye shadows and liquid liners.

While adding more makeup to your daily routine, keep in mind that too heavy of an application can have adverse affects. You want to look gorgeous – not as if you are trying too hard.

Dealing with Acne

Having acne as a teenager can be a devastating situation. It not only takes a toll on your looks, but also your self esteem. If you are acne prone, foundation may not be your best bet. It may seem like common sense to turn to a thick layer of foundation for help, however it may actually draw more attention to your bad skin. Instead, stick to concealer topped with translucent powder.

Wearing too much face makeup can make your acne worse, clogging your pores and not giving your skin a chance to breathe. Less is more when it comes to acne prone skin, so let go of those temptations to cake on the cosmetics.

An Easy Makeup Remover

In high school, you don’t have a lot of your own money to spend. Instead of wasting it on fancy makeup removers, go pick up a jar of Vaseline. Inexpensive and good for your skin, Vaseline will soften your skin while removing pollutants at the same time.

Teen Beauty Tips From a Professional

If you are finding your skin is exceptionally oily or dry, don’t be afraid to seek the help of a dermatologist. Many people avoid going to the doctor and risk scarring and other skin damages that could easily be avoided.

Dermatologists can often give you good advice regarding your skin that others can’t. Put off those other expensive purchases if it means you will have the money to go to the doctor. Taking care of your skin now will certainly pay off when you are older.

Know Where to Spend Your Money

It is important to purchase high quality cosmetics whenever you can. When it comes to putting makeup on your skin, it is best to spend a little more to make sure you are getting quality product. If you are buying an item that you can test first, be sure to do so. Check to make sure it matches your skin tone. You don’t usually have to test mascara or other eye makeup, however it is always a good idea to give foundation and lip color a trial run.

Beginning Good Habits Early

Lastly, be sure to wear sunscreen everyday. You may not have to worry about wrinkles now, but it’s good to stay ahead of the game and do some preventative work. You will be pleased with your skin when you are in your 30s if you start taking care of it now during your teenage years.

Being a teenager is a great time to begin discovering how to achieve real beauty through cosmetics and proper skin care. Enjoy this time and be bold enough to really explore and give those new looks a try.

The 10 Best Ways To Take Care Of Your Skin

Some of the best things you can do for your skin don’t require gimmicky routines or fancy products. Rather, thoughtfulness, consistency, and TLC are three simple tools you need to create a foundation of healthy, beautiful skin. From exercising regularly to eating a balanced diet to being conscious of the products you use, we give you 10 simple ways to love your skin.

The 10 Best Ways To Take Care Of Your Skin

  1. Cleanse Your Face Twice a Day. Using a gentle, non-toxic cleanser, like our Tamanu Luxury Facial Cleanser, wash your face morning and night (and after bouts of excess sweating) to ensure that skin and pores are free of dirt, grime, and bacteria. Failure to do so can increase pore size, make skin oilier, and even cause acne.
  2. Get Plenty of Good Sleep. Getting good, restful sleep is essential for proper skin cell and tissue rejuvenation. Achieve restful sleep by clearing your mind as much as possible before your head hits the pillow. Power down cellphones, TV, and other stimulating activities about thirty minutes before your intended bedtime, and read a “for fun” book or listen to music instead.
  3. Choose Your Environments Wisely. Heavy air pollution, cigarette smoke, or artificial fragrance can greatly impact skin health by forming free radicals or causing skin irritations. Be conscious of your environment and opt to hang out in “clean air” environments as often as possible. If you can’t, you can help repair skin with thoughtful product selection. Think a good organic cleanser and products made with antioxidants!
  4. Increase Consumption of Antioxidants. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, so it’s important to fuel your body with these hardworking ingredients. Use products that include them in their formulations (look for Vitamin C, Green Tea, Olive Leaf, Licorice Root, and Pomegranate, to name a few), or incorporate them into your diet. Blueberries, sweet potatoes, strawberries, and broccoli are all good food sources of antioxidants.
  5. Exfoliate Your Face Gently. When skin is dry and flaky we can be tempted to scrub with abrasive ingredients. But resist the urge! Doing so can cause skin irritation or even break the delicate capillaries in the skin. Instead, look for gentle, but effective, exfoliating ingredients like alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) found in natural fruit acids. Our Fruit Acid Toner is a great option.
  6. Exercise Regularly. Exercise – like doing yoga or going for a run – helps to increase blood flow to skin to help keep it clear and free of toxins. It also helps to decrease stress, which we know from experience can have an unsightly effect on skin.
  7. Use A Daily Moisturizer. No matter what your skin type – dry, oily, combination, or acne prone – maintaining a healthy moisture balance is extremely important. Proper moisture helps prevent dry, flaky skin, and keeps skin cells performing at their most optimal. This can help prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming. Try our Tinted Moisturizer that works to keep skin hydrated, balanced, and nourished.
  8. Drink Plenty of Water. Drinking water feeds the skin from the inside, helping to keep it soft and supple. Dehydration has been known to cause dry and cracked skin. But did you know it can also contribute to dark under-eye circles and acne?
  9. Wear An SPF. Too much sun can seriously damage skin. Not only can it dry it out, but it can also create damaging free radicals, which we know contribute to unwanted fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. Sunscreen acts as a first line of defense against the sun’s harmful rays and should always be worn during prolonged times of sun exposure.
  10. Read Ingredient Listings. There are very few, if any, marketing regulations in the personal care industry, so you have to be your own expert and self-police the products you buy. Look at ingredient listings and avoid products that have red flag, toxic ingredients like mineral oil, parabens, propylene glycol, and artificial fragrance. Instead look for products made with non-toxic, organic ingredients that do no harm to the skin.

Clear, healthy skin is achievable and we’re here to help you find the right combinations to get the job done. If you’re new to nontoxic products or Sally B’s, we recommend picking up our Traveler, which has 6 smaller portions of our most popular skincare products. This is a great way to try our products to determine which works best for your skin. And as always, if you ever have any questions, you can always email us at [email protected]

25 Essential And Simple Beauty Tips For Teenage Girls To Look Flawless Ramona Sinha Hyderabd040-395603080 January 22, 2020

Growing up is all about rediscovering yourself. Teenage is the threshold of adulthood, and it is a stage in which you are pretty conscious about your appearance. You find yourself experimenting with everything – trying to discover a whole new world of makeup, beauty, skincare, and what not! You try, you fail, and then you try again. That’s how you learn. In the end, it’s all about enhancing what you have and let it shine through. These beauty tips for teenage girls can help you achieve that. Read on!

Beauty Tips For Teenage Girls

Table Of Contents

Teenage Skin Care Tips

1. Cleansing

The beauty routine should always start with cleansing. Use a mild cleanser to clean your face thoroughly at least twice a day – once in the morning, and once you are back home. Always massage with gentle strokes in a circular motion and then wash your face.

2. Toning

Once your face is clean, follow it up with toning. Use a good quality mild toner. Spray it on your face or apply it with a cotton ball. This opens up the clogged pores.

3. Moisturizing

After toning, apply a moisturizer. Moisturizing keeps your skin healthy and prevents dryness.

These three steps, together, are part of the CTM routine, which is the very first and one of the most important steps to achieve flawless skin. Follow this routine every day for glowing skin.

4. Scrubbing

Scrub your face once a week with a gentle scrubber. This helps you get rid of the dead skin cells and promotes cell regeneration. It is best to use a homemade scrub with sugar as it is gentle on your skin. You can check out some amazing and easy scrub recipes here.

5. Scrub Your Body

Get an all-over body scrub to remove dead skin. Ensure that areas like the shoulders, back, and chest are covered. If you have oily skin, make sure to scrub the T-zone gently to eliminate and prevent blackheads.

6. Shave In The Shower

Shave your legs after you have your bath to prevent cuts. If you wax, go for a quick cold shower.

7. Take Care Of Your Fingernails

Keep them clipped and use a nail file to shape the edges of your nails. To avoid yellow nails, apply a base coat before applying nail polish. You can use transparent nail polish as a base coat. And don’t forget those toenails! There is nothing more off-putting than dirty and long toenails. Clip them and clean them at frequent intervals.

8. Sleep Well

You thought the concept of “beauty sleep” was overrated? Not at all! Your body needs at least 7-8 hours of sleep to repair itself from the stress and strain it undergoes throughout the day. This also prevents acne and dark circles.

Tips For The Lips And Hair

9. Moisturize Your Lips

Do this as frequently as you can. This helps in avoiding drying them out.

10. Avoid Licking And Peeling

Avoid licking your lips as it makes them dry. Don’t peel the dry skin.

11. No Lipstick On Chapped Lips

Lipstick tends to dry your lips out and makes chapped lips worse. Instead, go for a hydrating tinted lip balm.

12. Oil Your Hair

Hot oil massages are extremely good for your scalp and hair and are relaxing as well. Do this twice a week to keep your hair healthy.

13. Don’t Forget The Conditioner

You might want to skip conditioning after the shampoo, but don’t do that. Conditioning protects your hair from UV damage and pollution.

14. Go Easy On Hair Colors

You may be tempted to try the latest hair color trends – blond highlights, silver bangs, etc. However, straying too far from your natural hair color is not good for your hair. Try to keep it close to your natural hair color.

15. Clean Your Hair Properly

Shampoos are meant for your scalp and conditioners for the shaft of your hair. No matter what your age is, this rule does not change. Shampooing the tips will end up stripping away too many natural oils, and applying conditioner to the scalp will make your hair greasy.

Teenage is the time when you tend to experiment with makeup. If you are someone who is just learning the difference between BB, CC, DD, and EE creams, these tips will come handy.

Makeup Tips For Teens

As a teenager, you need to be very careful about your makeup choices. During this phase, your skin tends to react a lot to products, and you may even experience breakouts. Given below are a few tips to make it easier for you.

16. Always Look Before You Leap

Don’t buy anything without testing it. Different brands and types of makeup contain different ingredients. Always try it on your skin to find out whether it suits you or not. If possible, ask for samples at the store. Check if it is causing breakouts.

17. Consider Your Age

Some makeup tricks look good only on grown-ups. For instance, the gothic look with smokey eyes and dark lips suits runway models, but at your tender age, and on your young face, it will look tacky.

18. Identify Your Best Feature And Enhance It

Have pretty eyes? Line them correctly to highlight them. Have full lips? Why not line them and put on some gloss or lipstick?

19. Avoid Overdoing Your Foundation

Do not use too much foundation on your skin. This is because your skin is tender and needs to breathe. Too much foundation clogs the pores and makes your makeup look fake and cakey.

If you have acne-prone skin, using a foundation can worsen your condition. Ideally, you should use a concealer to hide the blemishes and a tinted moisturizer on your face (you can even use a BB or CC cream).

Simplicity is the best policy. It’s not wrong to experiment with fashion and makeup just a bit. However, overdoing anything will make you appear like a clown instead of a diva. Here are some basic but important fashion tips to keep in mind when you are in the mood to experiment.

Fashion Tips For Teenage Girls

20. Know What Suits You And Stick To It

Do not follow trends blindly. Know what suits you and stick to your signature style.

21. Try To Strike A Balance

Being a teenager gives you the liberty to experiment with styles and colors. While you can color your hair electric blue and wear a canary yellow shirt with lime green pants, and yet not get punished for it, learn how to strike a balance. Avoid mixing more than three colors in a dress. Also, if you are wearing printed or embroidered tops, wear solid skirts or pants.

22. Accessorize

Accessories are your best friends! A pendant, earrings, a bracelet, a watch, or a hairpin adds a personal touch to your personality. Keep them handy and mix and match whenever possible. However, don’t overdo it. For instance, if you are wearing a blingy watch, avoid wearing any other accessories. Let it be the focal point of your ensemble.

23. Try Layering

This is a fashion trend that never goes wrong and is easily customizable. You can try layering funky and colorful clothes. For instance, a dark vest with a bright (floral and printed) jacket or a shirt with denim pants can never go wrong.

24. Belt It Up

A suitable belt can transform the most mundane outfit into something chic. The right belt will accentuate your figure and make your waist appear slimmer. A chunky wide belt over a cardigan or a low slung belt on a maxi dress or layered with a boyfriend sweater adds an eccentric touch to your attire.

25. Embrace The Half Tuck Style

Tucking your tees and shirts in the right way is an art. And the half-tuck style is a favorite of all fashion-conscious teens. For the right impact and effect, tuck the front of your tee and let the tail hang.

Above all, taking care of your overall health is equally important. Unless you are healthy from within, it will not show on your face and skin. If you want to look pretty even without makeup, follow a healthy lifestyle. Here are a few additional tips for you.

Lifestyle Tips For Teenage Girls

  • Eat Healthy: Because your body needs essential nutrients to keep itself healthy. Eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fish, and seafood, and avoid junk food (as much as possible).
  • Stay Active: You need at least 60 minutes of physical activity. You can either hit the gym or choose a fun way to stay active, such as playing sports, hiking, or walking. This will also help you to maintain a healthy body weight.
  • Hydrate Yourself: If you do not drink enough water, your body will be dehydrated, and your skin will look dry and dull.
  • Maintain Oral Hygiene: Brush and floss twice a day regularly. This will help avoid tooth and gum related issues.
  • Get Enough Sleep: Resting properly has a significant effect on your overall health, beauty, and, of course, your brain functioning and concentration levels. Get at least 8 hours of sleep every day.

Whether you put on your best dress or sport a new hairstyle, keep in mind that people will remember you for the person you are. Don’t forget to be yourself and flaunt your personality with elan.

Expert’s Answers For Readers’ Questions

Is it ok to use bar soap and water for cleansing the face?

No. soap bars are harsh. Always use a mild cleanser for your face.

What is the proper order for facial cleansing?

Remove makeup and dirt with cleansing oil and wash your face with a mild cleanser. Follow it up with a toner and moisturizer.

Is it ok for someone with pimples to apply makeup?

Try to avoid it in the first place. However, if you have to apply makeup, try using non-comedogenic makeup.

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Ramona Sinha

Ramona has a Master’s degree in English Literature. She believes that beauty begins with a good skin care regimen and is on a mission to eliminate all toxins from her routine. She helps readers select products and ingredients specific to their skin type and gives out tips to keep their skin healthy in a natural way. When Ramona is not working or experimenting with a new skin care product or ingredient, her books and a passion for music, good food, and traveling keep her busy.

Introduction & Skin Care for Teens

It’s easy for teenage girls to create looks that are natural and flawless; however, it’s just as easy to create looks that are cakey and overdone. After all, teens are battling acne, worrying about boys, and stressing out over big tests. With all of this being said, sometimes it’s tough for teenagers to keep up with the latest beauty trends on top of everything else.

So in an effort to make things a little bit easier, here are 30 beauty tips & tricks for teenage girls that are broken down into several different categories.

But before we jump into this, let’s take a quick look at the underlying theme of true beauty – confidence.

Confidence and Self-Esteem

While anybody can learn a few tricks with their makeup brush, not everybody knows how to carry themselves afterwards. In short, confidence and self-esteem are also important traits in regards to beauty.

Confidence is what gets girls noticed, and self-esteem is what gives them confidence. All it takes is willing to try new things and get out of your comfort zone. Everyone has insecurities, but accepting your imperfections is key to unlocking your true potential.

Now onto some interesting skin care recommendation for teens.

Skin Care for Teens

Here are some great skin care tips and recommendation for teenagers:

Tip #1 (Tissue Test): One of the most important aspects of taking care of your skin involves knowing exactly what skin type you have. The five basic skin types are sensitive, normal, oily, combination and dry. When you’re trying to diagnose your skin type, do a simple test in the morning with a tissue after waking up. This is the easiest way to tell which of the five basic skin types you have. To perform the test, just unfold the tissue, and lay it so that the tissue covers your face. Then press it onto your skin, and remove the tissue to see what it reveals. Use these descriptions to find your skin type in order to take proper care of yourself.

Tip #2 (Sensitive Skin): Your tissue will have little-to-no oil left over from your skin. Sensitive skin can become a challenge to treat since it often feels tight and dry with reddish-scaly areas. In addition to this, sensitive skin can itch and tingle with spotty breakouts. If your skin becomes inflamed or irritated easily, then you probably have sensitive skin.

  • Sensitive Skin:
    Avoid facial exfoliants and cleansers with sand or peach pits to avoid worsening your red skin; instead, use cleansers made with castile soap because it is soothing and gentle on your skin. Do not use facial cleansers that contain large amounts of benzoyl peroxide, alpha-hydroxy-acid (AHA) and/or beta-hydroxy-acid (BHA) since these can irritate acne further. Unfortunately, it can be hard to find a facial cleanser that treats sensitive skin in drugstores because these are the most common ingredients in many cleansers and exfoliants on the market.

Tip #3 (Normal Skin): The tissue will have no oil left over from your face, and your skin will feel plump, glowy and elastic. Lucky for you, this skin type is the easiest to treat and manage because it continues to have healthy circulation and a clear complexion – even with little-to-no care involved. Those lucky enough to have the normal skin type will continue to have clear skin as they age.

  • Normal Skin:
    The best thing to do if you have normal skin is to wash it every day – morning and night – with gentle soap so you don’t irritate the balance that your skin already has. Use a toner if you like, and of course apply a moisturizer daily.

Tip #4 (Oily Skin): If your tissue has traces of oil from where your nose, forehead and cheeks were, then you likely have oily skin. Oily skin is a problem for a lot of girls since it causes skin to look shiny, coarse, thick, greasy, and often leads to uncontrollable breakouts.

  • Oily Skin:
    To keep your skin looking young and supple, while also keeping it from wrinkling as you get older, use proper facial washes designed to treat oily skin. You won’t have any trouble finding treatments for oily skin because there are a variety of products to choose from. But don’t use the same soap you use on your body since it will dry your skin out, and leave you with unwanted pimples! Use an exfoliating scrub once or twice a week to combat breakouts.

Exfoliate once or twice a week when having an oily skin.

Tip #5 (Combination Skin): If your tissue has oil on the areas reflecting your nose and forehead only, then your skin type is combination. You are amongst most women, who have a combination of dry and oily skin, and have to use different kinds of care for each zone of their face.

  • Combination Skin:
    Your dry zones are typically your cheek and eye areas, and these won’t need much attention until the age of 30 or older. The other areas of your face are known as oil zones, and they require daily cleansing and weekly exfoliating with a product designed for oily skin.

Tip #6 (Dry Skin): Girls with dry skin will have a clear tissue, but also skin that feels dry, tight, and flaky once the tissue has been removed. Dry skin is problematic because it is known to age and develop wrinkles faster than oily and combination skin.

  • Dry Skin:
    You can easily fight off wrinkles and aging by developing healthy skin care habits that involve plenty of moisturizers containing hypoallergenic ingredients. Use lukewarm water to cleanse with since hot water irritates skin. In the winter, these tips are especially important to keep in mind!

41 Best Beauty Tips for Teens

I wanted to find the best beauty tips for teens because I know at that young age, there are distinctive problems with skin care, health, exercise, and diet, especially from schools or outside forces. These posts are good for parents to read and understand to teach your kids or teenage daughters how to be beautiful naturally and take care of themselves. If you’re a mom or a mother figure for girls, make sure to tell them the importance of natural beauty and sleep while they’re young so they won’t stress over beauty tips for 11 year olds when they’re a young 5th grader.

There is a link to many awesome articles with some beauty tips for face, hairstyles, fashion, and health. In the stressful and high influential teenage years, many girls look for how to get rid of fat to change their shape and use a dangerous style of exercise and diet. Parents and friends, try to encourage them to eat healthy and add body weights so the girls don’t lose their strength. Other than the typical beauty hacks, I found many fun things teens are into like essential oils and DIY bath bombs that will help your girls, or yourself, relax on beds or bathtubs. There is a link to everything, even maybe Vogue and Ray Bans for the newest in teen fashion so you can look into the mind of your daughters or friends.

1. Homemade Face Moisturizer – Gift for Friends


Many girls forget beauty tips for face is not all that has to do with skincare or beauty at all. Here is a DIY lotion bar, so it’s solid. This would be good for moisturizing your skin and giving as a gift to your friends.

2. Skin Care : Honey for Natural Cleansing


Many products or cleansers for teenage girls’ acne can be really harsh on their young and sensitive skin. This at home tutorial is all natural so it won’t damage your skin but also help get rid of acne and dry spots. If you’re a mom, you can make it for your kids while they’re young so they understand how to take care of their skin at night.

3. DIY Acne Hacks


Here is the how to in how to get rid of a teenager’s worst nightmare: acne breakouts. It uses natural ingredients like essential oils, honey, and clay. It even has a really fashionable ingredient that is taking over the beauty world and news that is a must need for many DIY crafts, activated charcoal.

4. Natural Sensitive Skin Cleanser for Teens


If you have sensitive skin, here is a great cleanser for you. It’s also made out of natural ingredients so your skincare won’t compromise clean and irritated skin. This is great for preventing redness after sleep or a good deep clean, maybe after using face masks.

5. Homemade Remedies for Acne


This link has many tutorials on remedies to get rid of acne. It talks a bit about the importance of health on the inside that affects how you look on the outside, like on your skin. Make sure to have a balanced diet and get enough sleep every night so your body doesn’t have to work harder than it should to keep you functioning.

6. Essential Oils – How to Get Rid of Pimples


I love this how to on a DIY cleanser to help those with bad reactions, like inflammation, to other cleaners. Girls’ skin cannot always handle the chemicals in products misled by bad articles. This one uses a fun essential oils named jojoba that will even help with oily skin.

7. Beauty Tips for 11 Year Olds


If you can change your whole skin care routine to organic, natural products, it may be worth it. Your skin, unless you’re allergic or scrub too hard, should never get redness from products like these. This post has a lot of needed products that could save you money by DIY. I has everything from exfoliators, face masks, cleansers, and moisturizers.

8. Link to Summer Sun Safety Girls Need


I found simple beauty tips to become fair or for fairness: stay away or protect yourself from the sun! The sun can jeopardize your health by giving you skin cancer and you don’t want to risk it. Always make sure your friends/ girls always put on sunscreen even if you want to tan and especially between 10am-1pm.

9. Clear Skin for Teens or Daughters Skincare Tips


I wish I had found articles like this when I was dealing with acne regularly. It gives you many do’ and don’ts and just so many hacks I wish I had known when dealing with skin care during my teenage years. I use a gel moisturizer before I sleep at night and I absolutely love it! It’s perfect for my oily skin.

10. Simple Homemade Moisturizer – Your Teens Need


Speaking of moisturizers, making sure your skin gets moisturized is important in skincare for all skins. I know growing up I didn’t think my face needed more moisture since it already overproduced oil, but it helps reduce the amount of oil because your skin is actually getting the hydration it needs. Other skin types, combination, dry, or sensitive, all need this simple beauty tip to get glowing skin for summer and year round.

11. Some Beauty Tips for Face


This lotion looks like it’ll feel like butter on my dry skin like around my elbows. Essential oils are included and seem to actually be awesome on either oily or dry skin since it has so many skincare benefits. It also uses another beauty DIY crafts trendy ingredient, coconut oil, which you probably have since it comes up in every post.

12. Good Natural Diet to Get Rid of Acne


13. How to Perfectly Shape Your Brows – Eyebrow Makeup Tutorial


14. Hairstyle for Schools


15. Homemade Foaming Facial Cleanser for Oily Acne


16. Acne Prone Skin : DIY Facial Toner


17. Teen Beauty News : Start Exfoliating before Sleep Some Nights


18. Hairstyles Allowed in Schools


19. How to be Beautiful Naturally Secrets – Diet Articles


20. Awesome Safe Sun Style Steps


21. Parents Make for Daughters for Skin Care


Here is a recipe to keep your diet and shape beautiful naturally. It’s a healthy green soup so you can get your veggies like your parents have always pushed for, that tastes awesome if cooked right. It’s a good afternoon snack once schools out.

22. How To : Half-Up Easy and Cute


23. Quick Makeup for Late to School


24. Beauty Tips : DIY Home Nail Care Tips


25. Easy Face Masks You Can do With Friends After All Schools


26. DIY Face Mask to Help Stress


27. Easy Party Makeup For Teens


28. Boho Braid Tutorial


29. Lip Makeup


30. Sunlight and Cold Sores Health


31. Homemade Moisturizer Recipe for Dry Skin


The website with this homemade step by step directions great articles on using natural or organic products. You can conform to the simple, or cheap, life by using their tricks. Using cheap items you can find at a grocery store and DIY it into a beauty necessity will save so much money than routinely buying that product. Needed for those “young, dumb, broke high school kids”.

32. Skincare but for Nails


33. Anti Aging Face Mask to Tighten Skin Early


34. Quick Face Beauty Tutorial – Teenage Makeup Kit


35. Cheap Drugstore Makeup Products


36. Before Sleep : How to Use a Facial Cleansing Oil


37. Easy Natural Make up – Vogue Model


38. Hairstyle Tutorial


39. Essential Oils for Skin Hair Nails


40. Good Diet to be Naturally Beautiful


41. Awesome Homemade Moisturizing Body Scrub for Girls


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