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How can teens take good care of their skin?

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Changes in hormones can cause acne and other skin problems. Try to:

  • Use oil-free makeup to lower chances of blocked pores.
  • Don't pick or squeeze your blemishes to avoid acne scars.
  • Clean your skin gently with a mild cleanser.
  • Wear sunscreen (zinc oxide and SPF 30 or more) every day. Some acne drugs can make you more sensitive to the sun.
  • Shave lightly in the direction of your hair follicles and only when you have to.

From: Skin Care Tips for Teens WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  American Academy of Dermatology.

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Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

SOURCES:  American Academy of Dermatology.

FDA.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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