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Be Skincare Savvy!

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Isn’t it enough that you have to juggle school life, boys and parents during puberty! When out of the blue your face erupts into an outbreak of those dreaded spots.


Clever girls know that a beautiful complexion is not just about how you clean your face or how often and good habits started now will ensure when you are older you remain wrinkle free and fabulous.

Here are Vicki’s top tips for a great skincare routine:

  • Be sure to wash your hands during the day, so germs are not passed from the hand to the face.
  • NEVER squeeze a spot or blackhead it will almost certainly become infected and look worse.
  • Skincare doesn’t have to be expensive and it pays to shop around for the product that suits you best.
  • Cleanse, tone and moisturise should be your beauty mantra and water is one of the best toners around.
  • Exfoliate twice a week to remove any dead skin cells and stop your skin from looking dull.
  • Never go to bed without removing your make-up. Your skin really does need time off so it can breathe.
  • Always wear sunscreen on your face, even in the winter months, you will be so glad you did when you are older and any good moisturiser will have this built-in.
  • Always moisturise in an upwards motions, never dragging the skin in downward.
  • You are what you eat – and greasy foods such as burgers and French fries will inevitably lead to greasy skin.
  • If you have a fringe tie it back when at home to avoid natural oils from your hair being left on your forehead.
  • Drink plenty of water, hydrated skin tends to look healthier.
  • If you asked any top model what is her key to a clear complexion she will almost always say 8 hours sleep…so try to avoid too many late nights.
  • If you do want to wear make-up, remember less is more and it pays to play up your best feature rather than pile on the foundation and concealer.

Finally, most teenagers will experience spots during puberty so don’t stress if you have the occasional outbreak, it happens to us all!

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Popsee3382

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Nellson

Hi! Here's some help if anyone needs it: Use neutrogena's facial wash (mine is like a reddish colour but there's loads more; Use clay based exfoliators. I use them every day as a facial wash but every once in a while as a mask. It is also good if you want to remove blackheads too. When I bathe I also use sls (sodium lauryth sulfate) free soap or wash gel. This helps because sls isn't good for your skin. Even if you don't out soap on your face when bathing it's still good to have a soap that you know is not harmful in any way. Also whenever washing your hands it's best to use soap as well every time. Wait for the soap to turn bubbly. That's the most effective way of using soap. It leaves your hands clean and smelling yummy too!!! Love nelli

Ginny Weasley 2

I use facial wash and then put sudocream on afterwards it's very good and stops spots from getting infected

Helping you 2018

I have had lots and lots of spots and 2-3 times a day dap it with water (just water)

Lu

I found this really helpful as I struggle with spots but I just thought it was normal and a lot of people have it worse than me but like some things on here you don’t normally think about

Hi

Any more tips on spots I am ten and have loads I wash my face every day

To VintagePug

I know this sounds ridonkulous but me and my mam use SUDOCREAM, yes, SUDOCREAM it dries them out and makes them gradually disapear, just moisturize after to keep your skin healthy!

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