Do’s and Don’ts of Zoom Etiquette for Teens: Skin Care Edition
Having perfect skin is unrealistic, but many teens strive to find the right natural skin care routine that caters to their skin type to achieve healthy, glowing skin. By learning what type of skin you’re working with and identifying any “problem” areas (excessive dryness/oiliness, common acne breakout areas, etc.), you can start to build a skin care routine that caters to your needs.
But before you can start diving into your routine, it’s worth to keep in mind some do’s and don’ts in skin care to help ensure you’re using the right products correctly and to its full capacity.
Dos of your Teen’s Skin Care for Zoom
Thankfully, there are many ways to help your skin at home that you can start doing as early as right this second, like eating healthy and more green veggies and drinking a lot of water, that will have a positive effect on both your skin and body overall. But there are also steps you should take in your skin care routine to help prevent or get rid of maskne and other acne breakouts while keeping you clean and fresh throughout the day. It’s always important to do your research first on the natural skin care products you’re using along with reading the list of ingredients.
1. Wash your face daily
Cleansing is the basis of all good skin care, and even better than putting beneficial things on your skin is keeping detrimental things off your skin! Be sure to use your face wash from your natural skin care products every morning before heading out the door and at night before bed.
2. Exfoliate weekly
The keyword here: gently. Use a gentle exfoliant to remove dead cells from your skin’s surface while keeping your pores clear from those pesky black and white heads. Clogged pores are never fun to deal with, so keep them clean at all times!
3. Use face wipes to clean sweat and excess oils during the day
Throughout the day, your skin can gather excessive oils, dirt, and grime that would be washed off hours later at night. Sometimes, this alone can cause you acne, especially if your skin is prone to pimples. Use gentle face wipes or face wipes for acne, depending on your skin, during the day to keep your teen’s face clean until their final wash.
4. Try to relax
Sometimes, your stress can cause an acne breakout. And if your teen wants clear skin, this can be frustrating. There are online resources that your teen can read to help cope with their stress and what you can do to help.
5. Moisturize your skin
Keeping your skin moisturized and healthy will stop your natural oils from becoming excessive. If you don’t use a moisturizer, your skin will compensate for the lack of moisture by producing more sebum or oils. Never forget to use one in your skin care routine – morning and night!
Don’ts of your Teen’s Skin Care for Zoom
While there are some great practices in skin care, on the flip side, there are some major don’ts as well. It’s important to keep these in mind to avoid maskne, any acne breakouts, scarring, and other damages you can possibly cause to your face if you do any of these don’ts.
1. Popping zits
Always avoid popping zits at all costs! If you do, you may cause scarring on your face. The best you can do for your acne is continue using your skin care routine and avoid touching it.
2. Wearing heavy makeup
Now that face masks are a must in public, wearing heavy makeup will only worsen your maskne and other breakouts you may be suffering from. Instead, opt in a more natural look and flaunt your clean skin!
3. Skipping SPF
SPF is very important when leaving your house. Contrary to popular beliefs, the sun can actually do more harm than good to your skin, like cause burns, accelerate signs of aging, and can increase your chances of developing skin cancer, so always wear sunscreen!
4. Sleeping in your makeup
Sleeping in your makeup, especially in heavy makeup, can cause clogged pores and more acne on your face.
While exfoliating gently can be helpful, it can also do harm if you’re over-exfoliating. Only exfoliate your skin once a week. And if a brand tells you otherwise, do your research into reviews to see how other’s skins may have reacted.
To find the best skin care products suitable for your skin type, TBH Kids offers two types of facial lines that include a face wash and face wipes: Gentle & Spot.
The Kids Face Cleanser from the Gentle collection can be used for all skin types, but it’s especially great for sensitive skin. This cleanser contains cucumber, calendula, and chamomile that gently cleans and hydrates skin. The Kids Gentle Facial Wipes helps calm and balance for clear glowing skin thanks to its natural ingredients, like chamomile, calendula, and aloe.
In our Spot collection, the Kids Spot Foaming Face Wash can also be used for all skin types, but it helps with acne prone skin. It contains willow bark, salicylic acid, and jojoba, which helps clear pores to alleviate acne and blackheads. The Kids Spot Skin Cleansing Wipes contains salicylic acid, witch hazel, and aloe to dissolve debris that clog pores and helps inflamed pimples go away quicker..