Many parents write and call asking which product line would be the best to keep their teen’s skin young and healthy. These parents didn’t want their kids to have scars from mild acne break outs, or have their children have to resort to injections or plastic surgery (in years to come.) What were their best options to stop time in its tracks and keep their teen’s skin healthy well into adulthood?
My answers to them were precise but also very simple.
- Find a skin care line using a cleanser, toner, moisturizer and SPF. Use the products on a regular basis as directed by the manufacturer. Find a mild exfoliant that’s either physical (scrub) or chemical and use it 2-3 times per month to remove dead skin cells.
- Avoid smoking, alcohol consumption and get 8 hours of sleep daily. Doing so can help prevent premature aging!
- Be sure to eat a balanced diet, including lots of fruits and vegetables (excellent sources of antioxidants!) Drink plenty of water to help prevent dehydration and help flush toxins out of your body.
The fourth and MOST important suggestion was very simple
- Limit your sun exposure and use an SPF on a daily basis!
Use an SPF 15+ daily and an SPF 30+ when you will be outdoors for extended periods of time. Limit your exposure to the sun and avoid tanning booths! You don’t have to get sunburned in order for your skin cells to damage. (Of course you don’t have to be in your teens or 20’s to follow this advice!)
Teach your teens to take care of and protect their skin today and they will have healthier looking skin for many years to come!