Teenagers are still growing, so active aging is just not happening. But changes during these years can affect how the skin behaves in the years ahead. Teenage skin is inherently firm and healthy and its a shame that it can be plagued by excess oil and break-outs.
For beautiful skin in the teenage years there are are two key words to remember– oil and free. To avoid enlarged pores and scarring that can become a permanent part of the beauty landscape, select oil-free products. This means oil free soaps and cleaners, oil- free moisturizers and acne fighters, and perhaps most importantly, oil-free sunscreens.
Excess sun exposure before age 20 can led to premature aging. For example, dermatologists in Arizona and Texas report seeing crows feet around the eyes in girls as young as 15– the result of squinting in constant bright sunlight. Best protection? Just wear shades– the bigger the better. … Continue Reading… →
Check it out! Eight days after my lunch date with an IPL laser, my skin looks wonderful, even without make-up. Its smooth, with a youthful type of radience and even rosy skin tone. Gone are the enlarged pores and it even seems firmer. I really love the results and they were worth the healing time. However IPL is not something that should be done right before a big event like a wedding or a highschool reunion. I would schedule it at least two weeks before a special day for a maximum glow. Although the recommendations are to resume normal skin care ( eg Retin A, chemical sunscreens) within three days, I had a few red spots so I waited a week. I just started back on my Retin A and had no problems. … Continue Reading… →