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These must-have products should be in every teen bathroom.

WHAT ARE THE KEY PRODUCTS TEENAGERS SHOULD BE USING?

  • A sunscreen will always have to take priority and is probably most convenient when in with a lightweight moisturiser.
  • A cleanser is essential to thoroughly remove the sunscreen and other debris off her skin morning and night.
  • A purifying toner misted over the skin will also help control oily shine.

WHAT SHOULD YOU LOOK FOR IN TEEN SKINCARE PRODUCTS?

Look for pH-balanced cleansers and oil-free moisturisers with added sunscreen protection for daytime use. Avoid products that have an excessive drying action on the skin – skin shouldn’t feel really tight or be flaky or uncomfortable after using products. If so, the products are too strong or you are not using them correctly.

HOW LONG SHOULD YOU STICK WITH A PRODUCT RANGE BEFORE YOU DECIDE IT’S NOT WORKING?

It takes about a month for the skin to replace the outer layers with new cells so you would need to use your products for about four weeks to give your skin time to adjust. Sometimes you can experience more breakouts when you first start using a product as the skin is clearing congestion. A skincare kit is a great place to start.

 

Source: Living Well magazine, Issue 01, Summer 2015. 

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