Skin Age by Years – Teenage Skin
Skin Age by Years – Teenage Skin must be really looked after with tender care. As the teenage body begins to mature the skin must also adjust to a number of factors, including hormones, which significantly changes its structure and function. Generally, teenage skin is tougher and more resilient, it’s still elastic and able to regenerate quickly. Teenagers encounter some distinct dermatologic problems, including acne, and the skin requires special care. Setting a good routine for skin care and sun protection at puberty is most important, consistency is paramount.
The corneocytes is the outermost part of the epidermis (top of the skin). The corneocytes of teenagers are larger than in children, and the turnover, or renewal, of new layers of skin, becomes less frequent. Teenage skin still contains an abundance of the proteins elastin and collagen which give skin its plumpness and flexibility. As we age the reduction in these proteins causes elderly skin to become more fragile. While teenage skin is still supple and elastic, teenage skin thickens and becomes tougher, making it more resilient.
Puberty brings about the maturation (the formation of pus in a boil, abscess, etc) of the hair follicles, sebaceous glands and sweat glands in the skin. Probably the biggest change to occur within skin during the teenage years can be the vastly increased production of oil or sebum. This is caused by a surge in the sex hormones estrogen, androgen and progesterone which stimulate the sebaceous glands. This is where it can vary between teen to teen with different experiences while going through these changes. For many teens this is a very trying time, it’s most important to use a good skin routine and to keep the skin in a healthy condition.
At adolescence, the lipid (fat) content of both male and female skin rises considerably, the higher fat content helps to retain moisture, making teenage and young adult skin less susceptible to drying out.
To combat the increased production of sebum, experts recommend that adolescents wash their face once or twice daily with warm water and soap-free cleanser. Excessive cleansing or scrubbing should be avoided as it tends to dry out the skin and cause irritation. Following this, an oil-free moisturiser can be applied.
Different Skin Types:
Know your skin type and use the proper skin care products accordingly:
In teenagers that have been blessed with no problems!!!! to remain blessed!!! it’s paramount to be diligent with a good skin care regime.
Increases the risk of experiencing acne and pimples. For oily skin, will have the appearance of being oily with a shine to it. Cleanse using the appropriate cleanser, Toner, Scrub Mask. Use only appropriate gel-based or matte moisturizer.
When your skin looks dry, flaky, and even have a dull look, especially after you use a cleanser, that’s dry skin. For a Dry skin type, use a mild, alcohol-free toner and a rich, creamy cleanser. Use appropriate moisturizer to rehydrate and moisturize the skin.
Most teenagers have a combination of dry and oily skin. An oily T panel across the forehead and the nose and can also be across the cheeks. While the eyes and neck appear drier. For combination skin use a mild milky cleanser and also appropriate toner, scrubs, peels, masks and moisturize in the drier areas.
For Best Skin Results
Skin Age by Years – Teenage Skin Tips and Hints
- Use products that suit your skins changing needs
- Apply Sunscreen every day and keep reapplying.
- Regular facials and chemical peels, Mask, Gentle Scrubs, Moisturiser
- Make the Neck, Chest, Ears, (and behind Ears), be a part of your faces routine
- Drink plenty of Water it helps the skin flush out toxins
- Eat a balanced and nutritious diet it helps maintain healthy-looking skin.
- Limit the intake of soft drinks and junk foods to avoid easily triggered acne flare-ups
- Minimize makeup to occasions only when you have a breakout
- Use a good Ance Serum like Fleur De Mer Acne Relief Serum
- Never wear makeup to bed. It screams trouble!