Teenagers don’t have it easy; the surge of hormones as their bodies move into adulthood causes a whole host of issues and keeping things under control can be tricky. Dermalogica and Decleor have got some great products to help so we thought we’d take a look at the most common problems and give you some solutions.
Keeping your skin clear of grease and dirt is the key to preventing clogged pores and acne, so choosing a targeted skin regime for teen skin is essential. Dermalogica’s Clear Start range is designed specially to tackle teenage skin and consists of cleansers, toners, masques and treatments, as well as a handy Clear Start Breakout Clearing Kit full of travel-sized products to get you started.
Keeping your hair clean is obviously the key to avoiding lank, greasy locks, but washing too often can strip the hair of essential oils. Opting for a clarifying product like Dermalogica Shine Therapy Shampoo will help to clear the greasy build-up, but following up with a lightweight conditioner such as Dermalogica Silk Finish Conditioner will also help as it will add moisture to the hair without weighing it down.
During puberty, teenagers develop new apocrine glands which release pheromones, responsible for creating body odour. Staying clean can help but controlling the odour with a deodorising product is also important. Dermalogica Environmental Control Deodorant uses Coriander, Parsley, Clove and Hyssop to neutralise odour and inhibit the production of the bacteria which causes stinky pits, making it an essential for any teenagers wash-bag.
Feet are another place which contain a lot of sweat glands and in the same way that puberty increases the chance of underarm body odour, smelly feet are also hugely common. Encourage your teenager to keep their feet clean, wear clean socks and ventilate their feet as much as possible to avoid bacteria growth. They could also benefit from soaking their feet in a solution of Dermalogica Hydro-Active Mineral Salts to help to freshen the skin and kill bacteria.
Obviously, it’s common to associate teenagers with greasy skin, but it’s also a really common time to develop dry skin conditions such as dermatitis as the body is simply out-of-whack. Opting for a non-greasy moisturiser such as Decleor Shine Control Oxygenating Fluid will ensure that teenage skin gets essential moisture without adding to excess sebum and making the face look overly shiny.