Okay, you jump on to google and type in teen skincare advice if you’ll come across a lot of advices saying that you should start Your skincare routine as early as possible and then some articles with even suggest you guys to jump on the anti-aging game ASAP and a lot of people would suggest a very extensive skincare routine and yes It’s never too early to take proper care of your skin But that doesn’t necessarily mean it has to do with investing in products Or you know going extravagant with facials and all that so today I just wanted to strip down and take you guys to the basics and share some teenage skincare tips Tip number one is to take a step back before you start anything or invest in any skincare products or learn about skincare products you Should learn about how our skin, and how our body works skin in our body is such a smart functioning system It knows how to regulate it knows how to rejuvenate and repair and restore everything by itself So it has something called seller turnover rate, which our skin naturally? Generates new skin cells and pushes all the dead skin cells to the surface of the skin And that’s like our natural exfoliation process in teenagers your skin is already functioning at its best in a very Optimal condition and as your skin matures your skin naturally slows down in the process And that’s why we need some help with some skin care products in easier terms that your skin is more like a memory foam so Even though you wake up with a really ugly pillow crease your skin is able to bounce back and kind of you know Resurface by its own in an hour the one major difference that I noticed Hitting my late 20s and nearing 30 almost is that my pillow crease doesn’t go away for several hours You have a scar if you have a wound your skin is able to regenerate and heal That wound so much faster than mature skin.
That’s why your skin probably doesn’t need that much help from skin care products. A lot of you guys ask what my skincare routine looked like in my teenage years. I gotta say I didn’t really have any skincare tip to be honest I washed my face with water and sometimes use my mom’s cleansing foam But I didn’t have my own skincare routine and that’s because I didn’t wear makeup until I hit 20 years old I think I didn’t really felt the need to instead any kind of skin Issues or skin conditions that is caused by wearing a lot of makeup and skincare was something.
That’s luxury It wasn’t accessible. It was an affordable the only beauty outlet that we could go was a department store until Misha shifted the entire paradigm like they released three dollars makeup three dollar skin care products, so I think ever since Misha happened You’re seeing what you’re seeing right now It does have a very positive effect in making more options available in a much affordable price tag well However the trade-off is that I do think it’s kind of promoting a lot of people a lot of younger aged people To use products that’s probably unnecessary yet and nowadays I’m seeing a lot of teenagers having their own extensive very very structured skincare regime And it does sometimes worry me because I’m seeing more and more acne patients, clogged pores, congested pores, and I’ve been thinking like what is happening to our teenagers nowadays I think a very good example is The Ordinary.
The Ordinary has a very extensive range of active ingredients in very high, like maximum concentration which means that it’s a really good news for a lot of mature skin who’s been using that specific active ingredients But they want to use something in a more affordable price tag and that’s what The Ordinary is serving. Having a $5 price tag that’s unnecessarily mean that teenagers like you guys should be using it and Jump on board. Of course is going to give you a very skin Transformative result. I mean for instance, there is vitamin C 30% and there is AHA 30% You probably don’t need it.
Another thing that I suggest you guys to do is to take a step back from taking too much advice You might be already following me and a lot of other vloggers, and if you do take a look at their own skincare routine it’s much tailored towards their age, their skin condition, and their specific skin type and their own goal in using that skincare routine And they might be using a lot of active ingredients which can work in their favor and also there’s really no skin care products That’s going to outsmart your skin when your skin is already functioning at its best Okay, so give a little bit more credit to your skin Now, teenage is a good time to learn more and find out about your skin type and the easiest way to find out about your skin type Is probably to determine by the post-cleansing skin result or skin feeling results So after you wash your skin with a pH balanced cleanser. And alkaline cleanser is only going to damage your skin barrier And it’s going to give every skin type a drying sensation afterwards.
So anyways moving back, you want to leave your skin without applying Anything on top for about 5 to 10 minutes Another credible source that I found online is Dr. Baumann 16 different skin types and I’ll leave all the online sources down below But she basically has 16 different skin types depending on the dryness and oiliness and the Resiliency of your skin barrier. Now if you do have more room to spend and if your parents are feeling generous visit a facial is aesthetician or a Dermatologist so you have a better understanding about your skin type and skin condition And what your skin issue is moving on to how to build and start a skincare routine? I have a full video on it, so you guys can definitely check that video out. It’s not going to be really different I will link it right here and also in the info box below In a nutshell all you need is to cleanse and moisturize and protect your skin by using a sunscreen Deliberately now the question is how do I choose the right product for teenage skin? I know there’s so many different options out there in the market the problem is they almost sound freaking amazing It’s supposed to do anti-aging that’s supposed to combat acne it’s supposed to do all the pore controlling and skin brightening this and this and that.
Now group them all together and ignore them for now. Now these targeted solutions are going to be effective when your skin needs it. Look for a product that claims to hydrate and moisturize well without any fancy ingredients look for product That’s specifically designed for sensitive skin types so the good thing about finding a product that are specifically designed for sensitive skin Type is that they’re oftentimes formulated without known irritants or allergens, sensitizing ingredients or? photosensitizing ingredients. Pretty minimal ingredients and on top of that they’re mostly very moisturizing and nourishing So I think this is the product claim that you probably want to look for when purchasing and shopping for skin care products Hydration is going to be the best ingredient for skin brightening Anti-aging acne fighting and poor controlling and sebum regulating and all that and I don’t expect you guys to go through Individual skincare ingredients and once you start doing that, A it can be super overwhelming B There are so many confusing information out there that may or may not be necessarily true and see a lot of times these Controversy around the toxic ingredients out there it may be only toxic when you probably drink a gallon of it give a little bit more credit to the Cosmetic chemist so sit back and enjoy a little bit and giving that kind of self affirmation by touching your skin massaging your skin But do we need to invest in expensive products in teenagers that you probably don’t need to Spend a lot of money at all like drugstore options.
I grade their affordable Korean skin care products as well The only time that I would invest and splurge on some skin care products are they maybe have to do with the active ingredient Formulation like how stable it is and how well it deposits And how well it goes and penetrates into your skin. You probably don’t need these kind of like super fancy Technology to hydrate your skin. Acne and teenage skin, yes, it’s really really stressful But you have to acknowledge that it’s coming from inside out your body is going through hormonal changes hormonal fluctuations So you might be better off seeking for a naturopathic doctor Holistic doctor or any professional who can guide you through and kind of help in that hormonal imbalance if you are already on acne treatment acne Medications you might want to stick with your dermatologist guide I know a lot of teenagers might start using benzoyl peroxide But you want to use it smartly a lot of people make a huge mistake by applying benzoyl peroxide wash benzoyl peroxide moisturizer all Over their skin even though their spots are only concentrated on their cheeks or on their jaw line on one specific area which is totally disrupting and weakening the skin barrier causing more inflammation causing more skin problems and Sensitivities and also if you’re using benzoyl peroxide moisturize deliberately like really really well it can be counterproductive causing more breakouts if your skin barriers weakened I’ll link a video about the skin barrier that I talked about down below as well as The acne basics down below as well and stress is going to raise this cortisol Level which is going to also damage or skin barrier, so stresses are another enemy that you don’t want in your skincare routine I’m going to list down all the skincare Do’s and don’ts on my Instagram at about Liah Yoo, so make sure you check that out I’m going to list out all the common mistakes that you might be making in Teenage years I sincerely hope this video helps some of you guys out there.
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