With constant pollution, dirt and grime clouding our air, a teen’s skin is nothing short of a battlefield. Not to mention the teenage desire to attend long-awaited parties of the season with immaculate skin. It almost seems unfair that puberty is a time of unfettered hormones, causing frequent breakouts.
Appropriate skin hydration can make all the difference to your dermal layer. However, drinking or splashing too much water on your skin can damage it considerably.
5 Tips To Safeguard Sensitive Teen Skin
Drinking too much water
Drinking water for skin health is the primary way to flush out toxins. H2O efficiently minimises skin pores, making zits and pimples less likely to occur. Keeping yourself hydrated increases skin elasticity.
But, how much water should a teenager drink, daily? About 6 – 8 cups is sufficient as long as their diet includes ample fresh fruit and vegetables.
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Muscle weakness, interruptions in cognitive function, cramps, and drowsiness are some of the concerns that come with over-drinking water. Drinking too much water causes swellings on the lips, cheeks, and around the eyes, making the face look puffy and drained.
Wash your face wisely
Using piping hot water to wash your face often sucks out most of its moisture. Dehydrated skin is especially sensitive to the touch, resulting in skin concerns like redness, inflammation, and pimple formation.
Skin works overtime to repair its barrier at night while your kids snooze. Throughout the night, a protective sheath of the skin’s natural oils keeps the skin soft and supple. Ditching harsh cleansers is the way forward for a teenager’s skin
The no-touch rule
The dermal layer is exceedingly sensitive at any age. Naturally, washing or using too much water on the face requires touching it. The habit of touching the face has been associated with ADHD, stress, and a fidgety nature. The aforementioned qualities are found in abundance among teenagers.
Teens tend to violently scrub their face desiring to deep clean, or pop their pimples absentmindedly. However, touching the face repeatedly aggravates skin problems further due to the spread of bacteria.
A simple skincare routine
Declutter skincare with limited but useful products formulated with potent ingredients.
A hydrating cleanser, moisturiser, and non-comedogenic sunscreen should do the trick.
Teenagers are prone to a higher rate of sun damage around reflective surfaces like water and snow. So, make sure to slap on some extra sun protection with SPF 30 minimum.
Water, gut health, and skin
Hyponatremia refers to a condition in which kidneys cannot get rid of excess water accumulated in the body. The consequences of Hyponatremia include nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Poor gut health not only impacts the body but also increases the appearance of dark spots, dullness and lifeless skin.
Healthy skin is not just about looking spectacular but also mirrors overall health and well-being. With the correct products and some conviction, any teenager can love their skin, and by extension, love themselves.
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