Teen Skin Care: Building Healthy Habits

Teen Skin Care: Building Healthy Habits

Dr. Patricia McCormack – your Staten Island, NY, and Linden and Point Pleasant Beach, NJ dermatologist – shares six tips for healthy skin care habits for teens.

Get Enough Sleep

Like the rest of your body, your skin tends to heal and restore while you sleep. If you’re not getting enough sleep, your skin will show. This is just one of the many reasons you should make quality sleep a priority.

Wash and Moisturize Daily 

You probably know you need to wash your face each day, but there are a few extra things you need to know. 

  • It’s best to wash twice a day, preferably in the morning and before bed.
  • Scrubbing is not a good idea. A weekly exfoliation is fine in most cases, but not so much every day. And you shouldn’t scrub when you have acne, as this can just cause irritation.
  • Washing shouldn’t just apply to your face – you should also keep your hair washed regularly. Otherwise, the oils in your hair can move down to your face.
  • You shouldn’t forget to moisturize either. Once a day is typically enough.
  • Your cleanser should be designed for your skin type and be gentle.

Wash Makeup Brushes Weekly 

Whether you use makeup brushes, sponges, or something in between, bacteria builds up and then transfers to your pores causing acne. Make it part of your weekly routine to wash any applicators to prevent this.

Don’t Forget Sunscreen, Sunglasses, or Lipbalm 

Sunscreen and sunglasses can protect your skin from harmful sun rays that can cause early signs of aging. And choosing a lip balm with sunscreen not only protects your lips from the sun’s damage but also keeps them looking moist, fresh, and healthy.

Avoid Smoking 

You’ve probably heard about the many different things smoking can do to your body, but did you know that it actually impacts how collagen and vitamin C are produced in your body? These impact the health, appearance, and firmness of your skin. Keep them flowing properly by avoiding smoking altogether.

Visit Our Dermatologist 

Regular visits to a dermatologist like Dr. McCormack in Staten Island, NY, and Linden and Point Pleasant Beach, NJ are essential for skin care. These visits can address any issues you might have with your skin and provide personalized recommendations for the best products for your skin.

Keep your skin looking young and healthy with the help of Dr. McCormack. You can schedule a dermatologist appointment at our Staten Island, NY office at (718) 698-1616, our Linden, NJ office at (908) 925-8877, or our Point Pleasant Beach, NJ office at (732) 295-1331.

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