It’s a fact that most teenagers will experience clogged pores, acne and breakouts at some point during their teen years. Despite being busy with school, their social life and sports, it’s very important for them to make time to pay attention to their skin and to realize the importance of good skin care. Now is the time to mend the effects of the summer sun and to clear and prevent hormonal acne and breakouts to get their skin looking its best.
If you have a teen or if you are a teen reading this, here are reasons why you should consider a teen facial:
What are the benefits of a teen facial?
There are many benefits of facials, but for teens in particular, facials will help clean out blackheads and clogged pores caused by oil production. Skin care products used at home can only help reduce clogged pores. It takes a professional esthetician to properly prepare and soften the skin before manual extractions can take place in a safe and effective way.
Also, facials are geared to problem solve. The level of the intensity of a facial is contingent on the severity of the skin’s issues. Teens tend to have problem skin, but what works for some might not work for others. An esthetician can offer advise on the best way to address a teen’s specific skin concerns.
Part of getting a facial is receiving a lesson from experts on how to care for the skin properly. This information includes which products will work best for each person based on his or her skin type and the client will learn how to care for his or her skin at home to maintain the results of a facial.
We get asked what age is best for a teen facial?
During the teenage years, hormones can really start to fluctuate which can aggravate the skin and cause blemishes and breakouts. Those who produce a lot of oil and/or have weak follicular walls will experience more severe breakouts, including stubborn cystic acne. That being said, age 13 is a good time for teens to start coming in for facials. Even if problem skin isn’t yet an issue, it’s a good time to start teaching teenagers how to care for their skin. Some girls may require a facial sooner than 13 depending on their skin requirements.
What does a teen facial include?
Our organic teen facials at Pretty In Pink Spa include a thorough skin analysis to determine the teen’s skin type and needs of her skin. The skin is treated with a deep cleansing and exfoliation treatement that prepares the skin for gentle manual extractions that are done safely so as not to harm the integrity of the skin. A customized treatment mask appropriate for the skin type is applied while lympatchic drainage massge is done to help further rid your body of toxins. A relaxing facial and head massage is included to help release stress. During the facial, the ways in which diet and lifestyle can affect the skin are also discussed, as well as suggestions about how to care for the skin at home with simple, but effective routines. We finish off our organic facials with a mineral makeup application using Glo Minerals Makeup.
How often should teens have facials?
This truly depends on the skin issues of each teen. Depending on the severity of problem skin, we recommend a minimum of every 2-4 months for maintaining healthy, clear skin.Teaching teens the importance of caring for their skin with regular facials is a great gift that not only affects their appearance, but also their self-esteem.