While acne affects both genders and all age ranges, finding the right acne treatment products can present some slightly different challenges for teenage girls. As a teenage girl, not only do you need to combat acne, but you also need to consider how you plan to keep your skin healthy and glowing for years to come. Here are five tips from the acne experts at Murad for selecting the right acne treatment for teenage girls.
An Acne Treatment Is More Than a Pretty Package
We know it’s tempting to buy the acne product with the most compelling packaging. Bright colors, beautiful pictures and pretty labels are appealing to the eye. But when it comes to skin care, it’s what’s inside the packing that counts. Really do your homework to figure out which acne products will be best for your skin. Take some time to learn how ingredients like Salicylic Acid, Retinol and Licorice Root Extract can help clear up acne. Then choose your acne products based on what’s inside the packaging.
A Lifetime of Beautiful Skin Starts Now: Select an Acne Treatment for Healthy Skin
While your acne breakouts may be your biggest skin care concern now, it’s important to remember that your skin will last you for an entire lifetime. Damaging your skin now by using harsh acne treatments that over-dry your skin can have a long-term impact. Look for products that will not only treat your acne, but also make your skin healthier in the long run.
Include a Treatment for Acne Scars or Post Acne Marks in Your Regimen
In addition to products to manage and clear your breakouts, your acne regimen should also include a product to clear your post acne marks. Post acne marks, which are different than acne scars, are areas of darkened skin or hyper-pigmentation that may remain after blemishes heal. These can be faded and treated using Murad’s Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel. Acne scars will create an indentation or texture change in your skin, and you should seek the advice of a dermatologist to treat them. Help keep your skin beautiful even after your acne goes away by treating the marks and scars left by old acne breakouts. And since sunlight darkens pigmentation, be sure to use sunscreen every day (even if it’s cloudy) to help keep dark spots from getting worse.
Beauty Is More than Skin Deep: Incorporate Inclusive Health Into Your Acne Treatment Regimen
To get clear, healthy, beautiful skin, you’ll need more than just topical acne treatment products. Be sure to get enough sleep, minimize Cultural Stress and eat healthy foods. To help nourish and hydrate your skin from within, Dr. Murad recommends “eating your water” by consuming plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, which are rich in water, as well as vital antioxidants. To learn more about Dr. Murad’s Inclusive Health philosophy of skin care, read his best-selling book The Water Secret.
For beautiful, acne-free skin at any age, choose your acne treatment plan wisely and select acne products that are formulated to make your skin healthy while clearing up your breakouts.