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Teen Skin SOS – We’ve got the solution
Being a teenager is hard enough as it is, so why add skin woes to the no doubt growing list of life confusions?
Many of us suffer from some level of black heads, milia (little white bumps) congestion and enlarged pores. Even those of us that have dry dehydrated skin. Congestion is not only limited to oily and or acne skins.
Why do we get black heads?
A common concern for many skin types, black heads occur when your pores become clogged with excess sebum (an oil created by the sebaceous glands that keeps skin supple) and dead skin cells. Blackheads can be very small, or become quite large and can sometimes turn into a pimple.
Treatment for Congested Skin & Enlarged Pores
One of the most vital steps in keeping black heads, milia and congestion from building up on the skin is to cleanse. At night our skin heals itself and if there is still all that dirt, make-up and build up on the skin. You’ll be healing that into the skin creating clogged pores, black heads and milia.
You could also be using the wrong products or certain make ups, toxins all which can be very clogging to the skin, mineral make up is best.
Home Care is KING
The first step is using the correct cleanser. This is one of the most important basic skin care steps and the ‘double cleanse’ at night is vital. Cleanse once to remove the daily dirt, grime, pollutants, sunscreen, make up and oil, the second to flush out the residue that has settled into the pores.
Avoiding drying out products that contain Benzoyl Peroxide which can be very irritating to the skin and cause redness. Utilising products that contain a vitamin B3 will help to promote clean skin, balance sebum and gently exfoliate without the irritation.
Sun Block is a must, broad spectrum SPF 30+ protection may assist to prevent solar keratoses and sunspots and reduce the risk of some skin cancers. When used daily as directed this SPF 30+ sun cream can aid in the prevention of sun-induced premature skin aging thus preserving your skins youthfulness and radiance.
NUTRITION is Huge part for EVERYONE for Beautiful Skin
Nutrition isn’t a priority for most teens, even though the onslaught of hormones and stress of a growing body make good nutrition a must for a variety of reasons. Take acne, for instance. While theories about direct dietary influences on acne are controversial, there’s no denying that proper nutrition can support healthy skin.
In addition to a generally healthful diet, a few specifics are in order for the teenager with acne: Eliminate (or at least limit) all refined and/or concentrated simple sugars, and limit intake of high-fat and fried foods. Of course, that’s easier said than done for anyone, least of all teens. And that’s where supplements can help.
A quality multivitamin/multi mineral formula is the best foundation. Here are just a few of the nutrients found in such formulas that play a role in healthy skin. For moderate to severe acne, these nutrients can be taken in addition to using a multi.
Zinc: Studies that use bioavailable forms of zinc to treat acne have showed effects similar to those of the antibiotic tetracycline. The majority of patients who responded to zinc required 12 weeks of supplementation before achieving results, although some showed immediate improvement. A typical dosage is 30-45 mg daily. Use zinc bound to picolinate, citrate, acetate, or monomethionine for better absorption.
Vitamin B6 is required to break down hormones in the liver. In teenagers, low levels of vitamin B6 can contribute to not only acne, but also mood swings and sugar cravings. It has also been used successfully to treat acne flare-ups during the premenstrual period. Typical dosages are 25-100 mg daily.
While healthy, good-looking skin is only one of many reasons why nutritional supplements and a good diet are crucial during the teenage years, it’s also the benefit that appeals most to teens-especially those suffering from acne.
My recommendation to parents is to use this information to full advantage when trying to convince your kids to eat right and take appropriate supplements. They may thank you for it now-and they will definitely thank you for it later.
For more information please ask one of our skin therapist by calling 5622 3335 or BOOK ONLINE for our specialised Teen Facial
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