"You'll be nicer when you love your skin."

Skin problems start in your teenage years, hence taking care of it, to have that glowing soft skin will also have to start in your teens. 

Acne, Blackheads, dryness, oily skin all these problems are faced by most teenagers these days. All these changes start with hormonal factors in the body.             

Choosing the right products at the correct age for the skin is crucial. Therefore, here we are with a Skincare routine for all skin types, especially for teens with product recommendations. 

Step 1: Cleanse

Cleansing your skin is the first and foremost step; you cannot start anything before this. Cleaning your skin is essential to remove all the dirt/oil from the skin. Cleansing should be done at least twice a day. 

One should use a face wash or cleanser according to their skin types. 

Oily skin: a forming facewash can be used. 

Dry skin: You should use a milky cleanser. 

You can also use face tissues or wet wipes for this step, make sure your skin gets clear. 

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Step 2: Toning

Toners are usually made to balance out the skin's ph level and are also responsible for oil control. 

Toners will help tighten your pores. Therefore it is also an important step to be added in a teen skincare regime. 

Toners also double cleanse the skin, anything left on your skin after cleaning it with a face wash will get removed by a toner. 

Oily skin: You can use alcohol-based toners.

Dry skin: Do not use alcohol-based toners, they will dry out your skin even more.

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Step 3: Moisturise

This is very important, even if you are an oily skin type, you should moisturize your face every day. Many skip this thinking they already have oily skin, but you shouldn't. 

Giving your skin hydration to have healthy skin in future is essential. 

Oily skin: You can use a gel-based moisturizer. 

Dry skin: You can use thick moisturizers to hydrate skin throughout the day without any breakouts. 


Product Recommendations: 

  • Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser 
  • Ponds Super Light Gel Oil-Free Moisturiser With Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin E
  • Cetaphil Moisturising Cream
  • Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel 
  • Mamaearth Bye Bye Blemishes Face Cream With Mulberry Extract & Vitamin C

Step 4: SPF 

I cannot stress more on Applying a sunscreen every single day, no matter what age. Sunscreen is a perfect solution for most of your skin problems. 

Also read: Tanning

Even if you are sitting all day at home, in pyjamas, sunscreen on the face is a must. 

SPF prevents early ageing and reduces hyperpigmentation that generally starts in the teenage years. 

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These are all the steps a teenager should follow in their everyday skincare routine. This regime should start at the age of 15 to have healthy looking glowing skin. 

Using mild products that work for your skin should be the goal. I have two extra steps that don't need to be followed daily but should be a part of the teenage years' regime. 

Step 5: Exfoliate 

Exfoliating is basically deep cleaning of the skin. Now teenagers still have sensitive skin at this time. Therefore harsh exfoliators at this age might damage the skin more. Exfoliation is done mainly for the pores. 

This should only be done twice a week and not every day, not just for teenagers but in general, exfoliating might leave the skin too dry hence two times in a week is more than enough. 

Also Read: DIY body scrubs at home

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Step 6: Face Mask      

I remember when I was 16 years, I used to love wearing that homemade famous Besan mask. It still leaves my skin looking soft and glowy. 

Masking is just another way of taking care of the skin and doing it once a week is more than enough. Leave a mask for 10-15 minutes and wash afterwards to have baby soft skin. 

There are a plethora of masks available in the market: from clay to sheet masks, and there are so many options to choose from, according to your skin concern. 

woman applying face mask

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I would recommend teenagers to use any homemade face masks to have healthy skin.

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Eshika Chopra

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