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Facial: A Good Skin Care Treatment for Teens

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Facial treatments are not just for adults. These skin care regimen can
also be availed of by teenagers who want to keep their skin healthy and
clean. In this article, the author explains why facial is considered a
good skin care treatment for teens. The article also provides the
different facial care treatments for each skin type.

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Contrary to what most adults and youngsters believe, the skin of
adolescents produces more oil or sebum compared to a mature skin. The
main contributor for this is the hormonal changes that are naturally
experiencing by teenagers or adolescents. Even though it is a good thing
that the adolescent skin is well-hydrated, excessive facial oil can lead
to acne formation.

Normally, dermatologists or skin care specialists only recommend mild and
simple skin care regimen to teenagers, for their skin is still young.
Apart from the usual skin care daily routines recommended to adolescents,
teen facial is also one of the best ways to keep the youngsters’ skin
clean and acne-free. A facial treatment formulated for teenagers should
have the following components:

   *   Light cleansing preparation
   *   Facial steaming
   *   Deep cleansing
   *   Exfoliating
   *   Masking
   *   Toning
   *   Moisturizing

Teen facial packages at salons and spas

Numerous salons and spas are now offering teen facial packages that are
fit for teenagers’ young and sensitive skin. Although these packages may
be a bit costly, getting a professional facial is not a bad option if
teens want their whiteheads and blackheads extracted by skilled

In addition to the proper removal of unwanted dead skin cells in the
face, teens can also seek skin care advices and product recommendations
from these specialized spas and salons offering facial treatments.
As for those who do not have the budget to go to a salon or spa to get a
good skin care facial treatment, home-made teen facial treatments are the
best alternative. However, it is still a must for teenagers to know their
skin types before applying home-made facial creams on their face. The
following are the different skin types and the suitable skin care facial
treatments for each type.

  1. Dry skin

      Although dry skin is rare in most teenagers, those who do have dry
skin should maintain a daily application of mild moisturizing cleansing
products and hydrating masks. Teens should avoid toni ng products that
contain witch hazel, alcohol, as well as other ingredients that can
dehydrate the skin.

  2. Oily skin

      For teenagers with oily skin, a home-based facial treatment should
consists of cleansing products that are meant for acne prone and oily
skin. The masks should be clay based and the moisturizers should be oil

  3. Sensitive skin

      Teens with sensitive skin should make use of products that contain
very mild ingredients. Products that are formulated for sensitive skin
are also the top picks to use. Exfoliating cloths and products should be
used gently. A sensitive skin type should also be treated with mild and
non-irritating moisturizers and toners.

  4. Combination skin

      A combination skin type requires the use of mild cleansers, light
moisturizers, as well as hydrating moisturizers in areas of the face that
are dry. To normalize the skin tone, teens with a combination type of
skin should use skin care products that contain alpha -hydroxyl acids.

As for teens with skin complications, they can try photo facial, facial
peel, and microdermabrasion treatments as these can efficiently improve
the appearance and condition of the skin.

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