So this is one I have wanted to blog about for a little while actually.
Having two teen girls myself (yes that's why I am stressed HA HA) I wanted to make sure my clinic offers all services to include help for those who are new to skincare if not a little stubborn and in need of persuasion.
So let us start with how and why teen acne makes an appearance.
Oil glands get stimulated when hormones become active during puberty. That's why people are likely to get acne in their teens. Because the tendency to develop acne is partly genetic, if other people in your family had (or have) acne, you may be more likely to have it too.
Contributing factors for acne and skin issues is often linked to little or no routine and use of poor quality cosmetics and products that claim to treat when in fact they sometimes make things worse.
I like to think of myself as a skin expert.... but this skin expert used to use TCP and St Ives apricot scrub on her skin as I knew no other and it seemed at the time to 'right' thing to do- scrub away and kill off !!!
I could not have been more wrong.
This type of skin regimen will only remove what barrier we have for protection against bacteria and allow more bacteria to penetrate- making the whole situation worse.
There are a lot of HARSH skin products avaiable over the counter and they do not help in situations like this.
Then we have the pressure of social media and perfectly filtered flawless complexions- coupled with make up tutorials and thick make up filled with products that will exacerbate skin issues.
Certain shampoos can also add to the problem, and poor diet, hygiene and other lifestyle choices can also contribute.
Let's not forget just how stressful it is being a teenager too!
Cortisol can and will effect the skin and its ability to repair this in conjunction with hormones can create a whole host of problems and the acne break outs can start and become hard to control.
The stress is then increased further by the accumulation of skin issues and we have a vicious circle.
So how can I help....
I offer a FREE CONSULTATION for all skin concerns at W skin - and I recommend to start with home care.
I simplify what's needed and we get a routine that works for them.
Homecare starts from as little as £12.50 for medical grade solutions and optimum results.
Small simple changes to what they use and how often, alongside some top tips for hygiene swaps at home will start to give us results pretty much straight away!
I look forward to welcoming you and your precious family members to help with their concerns and increase their self confidence with skin solutions
Thank you for reading