The proper order of your teen’s skincare routine finally revealed! Pimples pop up – it’s (almost) inevitable. To get rid of them apply pimple cream or a pimple patch, right? Absolutely, but it’s not quite that simple. In fact, applying Read More
The proper order of your teen’s skincare routine finally revealed!
Pimples pop up – it’s (almost) inevitable. To get rid of them apply pimple cream or a pimple patch, right? Absolutely, but it’s not quite that simple. In fact, applying pimple patches, zit cream, moisturizer and other products in the wrong order could cause a serious strike out or worse, irritate the skin. Instead of winging it, here’s the best order to use their favorite pimple products.
What causes pimples?
During puberty sebaceous (oil) glands found in the pores of the skin become more active. Combine an increase in the amount of oil your teen’s skin produces with dead skin cells, and clogged pores are bound to happen. When pores clog they become inflamed, irritated and infected leading to a range of active pimple types -- from blackheads to cysts. Developing a regular skincare routine using pimple patches when needed is the best way to treat active pimples at home.
The Importance of Good Hygiene Habits in Controlling and Treating Pimples
If your teens and tweens aren’t used to a daily hygiene routine, getting them on board may be a bit challenging. Remind them that practicing daily skincare hygiene not only treats and gets rid of pimples it also helps prevent them altogether. Consistency is important in the prevention and treatment of acne, so giving your teens and tweens a little nudge at times may be necessary.
Morning Skincare Steps:
- Wash face in the morning using warm water and a mild facial cleanser.
- Apply pimple patch (if desired) – wear at least 6 hours
- Apply moisturizer
- Makeup can be worn over pimple patches
Evening Skincare Steps:
- Wash face with warm water and a mild facial cleanser.
- Apply pimple patch (if needed!) – pimple patches work best overnight
Tips to Avoid Acne and Zits:
- Daily sunscreen – you need SPF every.single.day. There’s no question about it. This will prevent sun damage and irritation that could contribute to pimples and blemishes.
- Use non-oily shampoos – When you wash your hair, shampoo residue is bound to run across your face. A shampoo with oils in it could add more oil to already oil-prone skin. Opt for a shampoo that is non-oily and contains natural, cleansing ingredients.
- Change pillowcases regularly – Your pillowcase is like a sponge for the oil on your face. And every time you lay down on your pillow, you transfer more oil from your face to your pillow and vice versa. Get into the habit of changing your pillowcase regular, at least once per week, to minimize oil transfer.
- Avoid picking – Picking at pimples and zits is one of the worst things you can do for your skin. Squeezing at the skin causes redness, irritation, and may push the dirt and debris deeper into your pores. Avoid picking at all costs – the good news is using pimple patches helps reduce the urge to pick since the pimples are covered up.
Select the pimple patch that is right for your type of pimple and include it as a part of your daily skin care routine. TBH Kids Pimple Patches are acne patches made just for kids and teens. They’re made with natural ingredients that won’t irritate your child’s skin. Plus, pimple stickers stay put helping prevent your kids from picking – win!