Skincare Routine for Teens

Many people have a daily, organized skincare routine in order to prevent acne and to balance out the oils in your skin. It is known that having a skin care routine can be very effective and helpful to the skin.


By Bukola Moyosore, Staff Writer

1.  Cleanse

The first way to start your skincare routine is to cleanse. Depending on your skin type, there’s an assortment of different cleansers to choose from. Your skin can be oily, dry, sensitive or a combination. Cream cleansers can work with dry skin, but don’t work with oily skin. The effective way to use cleanser is to wash your face for 45 seconds to a minute, using only the tip of your fingers and do slow gentle circles.

2. Toner

The purpose of toners is to remove any excess dirt, oil, and makeup on the face. Dry skin doesn’t tolerate toner like oily skin or combination skin does. Use a generous amount of toner to dry skin to prevent the skin from drying even more.

3. Moisturize

Moisturizing the skin preserves the natural balance of the oils in your skin. Moisturizers also correlate to different types of skin. Moisturizers that are oil-free and non-comedogenic are the most preferable to the skin. Squeeze a generous/dime sized amount on your hand. Spread it over the face, while spreading it thinly over oily areas.

3. Exfoliate

Exfoliating can remove dead skin cells that cause acne. It also refines and helps your skin shine. Massage the exfoliant gently into your skin slowly in order to avoid rubbing the skin raw. This should be followed by a nice dose of moisturizer. Exfoliating should not be done every day, but instead only twice a week.

4. Detoxify

Detoxifying is the action of cleaning the skin and clearing up any other oils or makeup residue. A mud mask or any other type of face mask can be a good form of detoxifying. Simply squeeze the mask into your hand and spread over the skin evenly. Then after 5-10 minutes, remove the mask and add a generous amount of moisturizer.

Bonus: Remember to not touch your face!