The usual division of skins into the common types, dry, combined and oily, can be distorted during the puberty. Young people usually have oily or combination skin with rare exceptions. After getting older, the skin type may change, but from 11 to 18 years the skin condition is extremely unstable thus it gives boys and girls the certain problems and disturbance.
Why do teenagers have oily skin?
In puberty the activity of the sebaceous glands leads to the intensive releasing of the sebaceous secret. The sebaceous ducts do not succeed with removing extended amount of sebum and become blocked with the inflammations in the place of the sebaceous plugs, which have a form of acne, comedones, pustules etc. plus a constant greasy shine, dull skin color, enlarged pores. This situation looks very sad. Rare teenager can wait until this state returns to normal, moreover wait until the problem disappears by itself. It is an extremely irrational approach, because it is very difficult to restore skin after being damaged in youth. Acne and ulcers can leave spots and scars, and removing of these consequences may be unsuccessful.
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What not to do while caring for teenage skin
First pay attention to the mistakes that teenagers can make struggling with acne:
- Don’t pop pimples! It leads to the infection spreading and inflammation may appear even more intensively. Besides that, this procedure holds a risk of infection.
- Don’t overuse the decorative cosmetics. If acne is intensive, you should better get rid of concealer and face powder. These cosmetic products can clog the pores;
- Don’t use cosmetics for aging skin, products for adults can harm young skin. Cosmetic products for mature skin have the other purpose that don’t meet the teens requirements. Creams for adults are aimed at the age-related changes reducing, at the nutrition and restoration of skin, but the cosmetics for teens should regulate the sebaceous glands functioning, eliminate excess sebum and disease-causing bacteria, heal, relieve inflammation and relax.
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How to care for teens skin properly
The main attention in the problematic teenage skin care should be paid to cleansing. The surface of oily skin accumulates the greasy secret, which is an attractive medium for pathogenic bacteria. That is why teenage skin needs to be properly cleaned. Don’t mix proper cleansing with frequent washes, this is not the same thing. Frequent washing may harm skin by destroying the natural protective layer. It is necessary to wash the face in the morning and in the evening with alcohol-free and alkaline-free washing without harmful ingredients.
The aim of qualitative cosmetic products is not to improve the appearance of the skin but to regulate it intrinsic balance. Usually the cosmetic products of this kind contain some botanical components and curative substances in their composition for the complex skincare. The most effective ingredients in the composition of cleansing products for teens are the following:
- citric acid;
- aloe vera gel;
- extracts of calendula and chamomile.
The inhouse Repharm researchers developed the effective formulas for the PepTeens cosmetics series, which are based on the natural botanical and curative ingredients, which provide gentle teenager’s skin care. This cosmetic line includes a light gel for daily care, shampoos and shower gels, and the peptide facial wash. Peptides can regulate intracellular metabolic processes in the skin, normalize the sebaceous glands functioning, eliminate excess sebum and relieve inflammation. Calendula and chamomile extracts have antiseptic and antibacterial effects in the PepTeens washing foam composition, d-panthenol softens the skin and heals injuries.