Teen skin: How to chose the right products for your skin type and avoid problem skin

Getting rid of spots and problem skin

Some people spend years trying to fix their spots and problem skin and suffer repeated breakouts. Although it sounds obvious, to get the perfect skin care routine you need to know what type of skin you have so read my blog How to tell your skin type. Only then, can you choose products for your skin type and go through a trial-and-error process to see which ones actually work.

Using products that are not right for your skin type is comparable to someone treating a cold with products meant for treating warts! Also, using products suitable for your skin type reduces the likelihood of a reaction. Most people choose products by buying ones labeled for their skin type or by using ones they see recommended in magazines, or by their friends.

However, I’d urge you to follow this guide and the rules listed as it will help you avoid many mistakes. The following rules on how to choose products to use on your skin to make it beautiful, healthy and radiant are a must read. Always consider them before trying a new product. Abiding by these rules could be one of the smartest things you do for your skin!

  • Less is more
  • If it ain’t broke don’t fix it
  • Ingredients are the only thing that matter
  • Chose safe, botanical based ingredients
  • Synthetic parabens, formaldehyde and PABA are dangerous
  • Products with dyes and fragrances may cause reactions
  • Always look for independent product reviews
  • Give your skin time to adjust – teens take 14-20 days, over 50s take 40 days and everyone else takes 28 days (all on average)


If you have sensitive or problem skin follow these rules now even if it is at the peak of your skin’s nastiness or before you start using any skin care products, It will save you a lot of embarrassment, emotional distress, time, and money.

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