Acne can be problematic for people of any age, but for a teenager, it can really affect their self esteem and change the way they think about themselves. Since teens have so many hormonal changes going on, their skin is especially prone to acne. About 85% of teens experience acne, which means almost everyone has at some point dealt with this problem! Luckily, it is possible to prevent and get rid of existing pimples. The best way to help teens do this is to get them to start a regular skincare regimen that involves deep cleansing, exfoliating, a healthy diet, and using the right medication.
Step 1: Convince Them to Wash Their Faces Regularly
As adults, most of us understand the importance of washing our faces regularly, but teens do not always know! Encourage teens to wash their faces once in the morning and once before bed with a mild cleanser. This will help prevent clogged and inflamed pores by removing excess oils and grime from the skin. This is especially important during the teen years when their oil glands produce even more oil.
Step 2: Explain the Importance of Exfoliating
Teens should also be exfoliating their faces two to three times per week (NOT every time they wash). Explain to your teen that this is necessary to remove the surface layer of dead cells, help to clean out clogged pores, and remove superficial blackheads.
Step 3: Provide Healthy Food and Encourage Healthy Eating
Healthy skin means eating right and drinking lots of water. Teens should aim to drink 8 eight-ounce glasses of water daily. They should avoid junk food, especially junk food with refined sugars. While it’s definitely not easy, try to get your teen to eat more whole grains, beans, nut, and fresh fruits and vegetables.
Occasionally acne can be the direct result of a dairy allergy, and some experts think that outbreaks may be triggered by drinking milk products and eating cheese, chocolate or ice cream.
Step 4: Get Them Medication
The best type of medication to look for is a gel or lotion that contains benzoyl peroxide (which the UNBLEMISH Dual Intensive Acne Treatment does.) Benzoyl peroxide works well because it kills bacteria, unplugs oil ducts and helps heal pimples. Get your teen to use it regularly even after the acne has been controlled to prevent it from coming back.
The most effective Rodan + Fields product to purchase for your teen would be the UNBLEMISH Regimen. This regimen was developed by Drs. Rodan and Fields to clear blemishes and help prevent new ones from forming, reduce the appearance of redness and blotchiness, and deep clean skin, clear pores, and calm irritation. It usually takes 4-6 weeks to see improvement, but it may take as long as eight weeks. The fact that it is a regimen just means that there are multiple products that are layered over top of each other to work better (this is known in the dermatology world as a Multi-Med Therapy.) Don’t worry though – using the cleanser, toner and treatment/moisturizer should only take your teen about 5 minutes in total!
The UNBLEMISH Regimen includes:
For FAQs and more product information about the UNBLEMISH Regimen, please visit this page.
The Micro-Dermabrasion Paste is great for exfoliating and it’s oil free. It leaves skin feeling more smooth and visibly improves skin tone and texture. I use mine two to three times per week and I love how soft my face feels! It also works great on cracked heels.
If your teen has very dry or very oily skin, you may also want to get them the Active Hydration Serum. The serum contains lactic acid (an alpha-hydroxy acid) and hyaluronic acid and is proven to raise skin’s hydration level by 200% after ONE use and maintain it for up to eight hours. Since acne treatments can dry out the skin, this addition to the UNBLEMISH Regimen can make a big difference. If they are incorporating the Active Hydration Serum into the UNBLEMISH regimen, it should be used after the cleanser and toner, but before the treatment. With the UNBLEMISH regimen, this means after step 2, but before step 3.
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You have the option to delay your order or change your order as many times as you like with no additional fees or costs. You are only committed to delaying your order and even that is easily managed… I can help you to make sure you know how to do it! Consider me your personal skincare shopper! When you want more product (and you will want more product!) you will save BIG time with the 10% off and FREE SHIPPING. It’s the smart consumer choice to make for sure – save a little now and save a LOT later.
If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with any of the products, you may return the unused portion of the product (or the empty bottles!) within 60 days from the date of order for a full refund. So you can get your teen to try the products for 60 days and make sure that they achieve their desired results!