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The 4 best skincare ingredients for teens with acne

The 4 best skincare ingredients for teens with acne

Acne is a skin issue that most commonly manifests itself during teenage years. Our skin has oil glands called sebaceous glands - these glands secrete an oil called “sebum” which emerge onto the surface of the skin via hair follicles or pores. The blocking of these pores due to a mixture of oil and skin cells is what causes spots and acne to develop. Acne by itself does not present any health risks, but can lead to social anxiety and poor self esteem, which can be detrimental for a teen.

Here are some skin care tips to helps keep acne at bay


  1. Keep your skin clean and well hydrated -  One of the most important things you can do for your skin is to keep it clean. Cleansing helps remove oil, dirt, dead skin cells, excess oil and other debris from your skin. Use a gentle non abrasive cleanser and rinse with luke-warm (not too hot or or too cold) water. Follow up with a toner. This helps remove any dirt that your cleanser may have missed and also hydrates and preps your skin to better absorb the next product you choose to apply. Moisturizing is key - even if you have oily skin. This is a step that some girls with oily skin think they can miss. Use a light, non greasy, gel based moisturiser.
  2. Change your pillowcase often-  Your pillowcase builds up oil, bacteria and dirt from the environment as well as from your skin, This can be transferred back to your skin the following night. It can clog pores and can result in acne. For healthy skin, it is generally recommended that you change your pillowcase at least once a week, but perhaps more frequently if you have acne or oily skin
  3. Do not pick at your face - Leave spots and blemishes alone. Trying to squeeze them out etc will only cause more scars and blemishes

Here are 4 anti - acne natural skincare ingredients to look for when treating acne


  • Willow Bark - Willow bark is a rich source of naturally occurring salicylic acid. It contains BHA that acts as a natural exfoliant and helps shed dead skin cells and clear pores. The natural anti inflammatory properties of willow bark help reduce redness and calm dark spots.

  • Tea Tree -  Tea tree provides a natural skin care treatment for oily acne prone skin. According to various studies , it has been proven that tea tree oil is as effective as benzoyl peroxide. Just a small of tea tree oil penetrates deep inside to unblock  sebaceous glands and to dry out acne and other blemishes.

  • Witch Hazel -  Witch Hazel has very effective astringent properties  that help in removing excess oil, refining pores and also prevent new blemishes from forming. The natural anti inflammatory properties of witch hazel help reduce acne and acne causing bacteria .

  • Green Tea - Green tea is an ideal ingredient in skin care for treating acne. It is a rich and powerful source of antioxidants that protect skin from oxidative damage and reduce inflammation which is responsible for causing acne. Both the topical application and consumption of green tea is good for teens to treat acne and other skin related concerns.











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