Start school with these fresh skincare tips
- Tone the skin
- Use serum
To start, Chang says teens should really use a good cleanser and exfoliator. Teens also should use foam cleansers, as they are able to break down oils in the skin. Exfoliation helps to get any dirt off the surface on the skin, she adds.
Next, she says teens shouldn’t worry about moisturizing their skin. “The serum is going to pack all the effective ingredients without having to use lotion. Especially after the summer, when they are just getting back in to their routines, they don’t need to apply a heavy moisturizer,” she said.
For teens that wear heavy foundation to cover imperfections, Chang suggests trying a tinted sunscreen instead. Most makeup contains silicone, which will make you look great, but will eventually harm the skin and cause breakouts. Instead, she suggests that both girls and boys wear tinted sunscreen to cover up, all while providing protection from the sun.
For those who struggle to keep their skin clear, she says being consistent is key. “You want to really to be consistent so you can get the fresh skin you want, and the confidence that goes with it,” she said.