Teens' back-to-school confidence can suffer when they can’t put their best face forward due to acne.
It is estimated 85 percent of teens suffer from acne, and while there is no fool-proof cure, there are ways to treat it. Here are some ways to help your teen feel good in their own skin and happy about going to school.
How to Get Rid of Acne & Boost Confidence
These pesky blemishes are common during these middle and high school years, mostly because of changing hormones. They typically clear up in time, but they can be embarrassing in the moment. Help your teen put his or her best face forward with these tips.
- Cover up the right way. Choose non-comedogenic make-up products that won’t clog up your pores. Caking on other kinds of makeup to cover-up existing blemishes will only make them worse and form new ones.
- Eat the right foods. Choosing foods that will maintain a healthy blood sugar have been proven to allow the right nutrients that keep your skin clear. While the old wives tale of greasy food causing greasy skin has been disproven, a healthy diet overall does lead to healthy skin.
- Cleansing overkill. Washing your face once or twice a day helps clear the dirt and oil off to help clenr your skin, but over-washing or scrubbing can dry our your face and worsen acne. By scrubbing off that protective layer, more dirt can get in and worsen acne.
- Hands free. Do you ever notice yourself resting your head on your hand, or rubbing your fingers over existing blemishes without noticing? Think of all the surfaces your hands have touched that day before touching your face. Touching your face can easily spread bacteria, and picking at existing blemishes will only make them worse.
- Turn to the products. Many products combine powerful antimicrobials (an anti-inflammatory) and bacteria-fighting salicylic acid. Both help clear up your acne without damaging your skin.
Utilize these tips and your teen will be ready to hit the halls with a new found confidence this fall.