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Summer Skincare Tips for Teens

3 Tips for Teen Skincare During Summer

Keeping your skin clean and healthy is important, especially during summer. Teenagers may experience increased oil and acne due to rising temperatures and humidity, and having a regular skincare routine can help prevent uncomfortable breakouts.

If you’re trying to figure out a way to improve your skin, there are 3 important things to keep in mind:

  1. Keep your skin moisturized. While it might seem counterproductive if your skin is oily, keep it moisturized is still important. Using an oil-free lotion can help. If your skin has the moisture it needs, it will not need to produce as much oil, thus keeping your skin clearer. Whether you put lotion on before going to bed or after showering, it can help reduce the amount of excess oil in your skin. If possible, get lotion that provides natural vitamins and minerals, such as aloe, to provide an added benefit to your skin.
  2. Keep your skin clean. Even if you aren’t outside, dirt and bacteria can gather on your face throughout the day. It is important to keep your skin clean by washing daily with a gentle cleanser. You can also use oil-blotting papers to wipe off oil and dirt, but use these sparingly, as they may dry out your skin. By working to keep your face clean, you can eliminate the amount of dirt and oil that clogs your pores.
  3. Keep your skin protected. While sunlight provides beneficial vitamin D, it also carries harmful UV rays. When going outside, you should apply sunscreen to your face and any exposed skin to help avoid premature aging and skin cancer. Some types of sunscreen may irritate your skin, so it is important to get a brand that works for you. If chemical-based sunscreen is too harsh, you can try a natural one that will provide both moisture and protection.

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This article contains general information about medical conditions and treatments. The information is not advice and should not be treated as such. The information is not intended to replace the advice or diagnosis of a physician. If you have any specific questions about any medical matter you should consult your doctor or other professional healthcare providers.

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