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Teenage Skin Tips for Acne, Blackheads and Beyond

Skin changes are a natural part of your teenage years. Establishing a simple skin care routine early on will put you on track to maintain healthy, beautiful skin for years to come.

5 Tips for Teenage Skin

1. Wash Your Face Twice a Day

It is important to wash your face in the morning and in the evening with a cleanser that contains salicylic acid. Cleansing removes excess oil, bacteria and other impurities that can cause acne and blackheads.

Cleansing is especially important when you start to wear make-up.

2. Exfoliate for a Deep Clean

Exfoliating cleansers are the cleansers with small, circular microbeads that buff away dead skin. They help prevent your pores from getting clogged, one of the main culprits of pimples and blackheads.

3. Try a Wet Cloth

If you exercise or play sports, you may want to do a quick clean afterwards with a cleansing wet cloth. Conveniently stash a pack or two in your locker, purse or gym bag to make quick cleansing a breeze.

4. Do Not Cleanse Too Much

When you break out, you may feel like you should wash your face more often. But washing your face too often strips your skin of much needed moisture, which can lead to even more breakouts. Wash your face no more than two times a day.

5. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

Don’t get nervous about adding a moisturizer to your routine if you breakout easily or have oily skin. Moisturizers actually help to hydrate and balance skin. Try a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer twice a day.