Teen acne can really impact a child at school.  Some parents think that acne is “just part of growing up.” It certainly can be, but it can also be the driving force behind other issues, like low self-esteem and self-confidence.  These two things can impact your child’s relationships and social interactions.

I’m not here to get in to the psychological impact of teen acne.  I’m here to help you, help your teen get clear skin for school!  Growing up is hard enough without having to worry about acne.

So, here’s what you can do to get rid of teen acne and get clear skin for school:

  • Listen – Maybe you’ve noticed a blemish or two and haven’t thought much of it.  Listen to your teen.  If they are complaining about their skin or they’ve asked you to buy them new skincare products, it’s time to take action.
  • Schedule a Consultation – While there are many over the counter products that make claims to work, unfortunately most are a one size fits all solution.  Instead of wasting money on over the counter products that may or may not work, schedule a consultation with a professional. A professional Esthetician can help your teen in many ways.  First, we can educate them and help them understand what is happening in their body.  We can also help them troubleshoot if there are external factors causing their acne.  From there we can assess their skin and make treatment recommendations.  At Avila Skin Studio, I focus on creating in-studio treatment plans that includes specific at-home products.  Using the two together typically generates the best results.
  • Be Patient – Clear skin doesn’t happen overnight.  If you want to help your teen get clear skin for school, start NOW.  Clearing up skin will probably take several treatments before we actually see an improvement.
  • Keep your teen on track – It can be easy to let our routine’s slip.  If you notice your teen isn’t going to their in-studio treatments or they aren’t following their at-home care instructions, remind them clear skin can’t happen without them doing these things!

The bottom line…don’t try to tackle teen acne on your own!  It’s a complex skincare issue that requires professional help. Contact me to schedule a consultation for your teen today!