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It's never too early to start taking care of your skin. Developing a is an ideal first step to achieving a clear and healthy-looking complexion for which your will be grateful. Your regimen doesn't have to be too complicated – put that seven-step Korean routine you've heard about on the back burner for now. Instead, get into the habit of taking care of your complexion by keeping it simple. Here’s how.

What’s Your Skin Type?

Acne is a typical condition adolescents face as they experience hormonal changes – it's one of the signs of puberty. Another indication that you may get breakouts? Ask your parents if they had pimples as teenagers, and you'll have your answer. A study published in The Journal of Investigative Dermatology revealed that you're more prone to acne based on your family history.

But not all teens get acne. Skin types can vary from oily and pimple-prone to dry, sensitive, or normal. Some have combination skin with an oily T-zone and drier surrounding areas. A safe and effective regimen for all skin types should help keep skin healthy and maintain its integrity, making it a suitable skincare routine for 12-year-olds and older. The only thing that would change is the products for your skin type.

A Three-Step Skin Care Routine for Teens

1. Cleanse your skin gently.

Cleansing removes dirt, dust, and bacteria that can accumulate on the surface of your skin and helps maintain your skin's integrity. Your skin acts as a protective barrier against microbes while promoting moisture retention, making it vital to good health. Keeping your skin clean also helps prevent clogged pores, which can cause acne.

Normal, dry, and sensitive skin should look for a mild cleanser that purifies skin without stripping it dry and damaging its natural moisture barrier. Acne-prone, oily skin may benefit from with bacteria-busting ingredients such as salicylic acid, like POND'S Bright Miracle Ultimate Acne Control Facial Foam. You can also try Eskinol Pimple Relief Facial Wash, which calms easily irritated, oily skin with CICA and .

Cleansing is an essential step in any skincare routine for teens. When you use sunscreen or cosmetics, double cleanse your skin to remove products effectively that can leave residue and cause clogged pores and breakouts. Look for a specially formulated solution designed to take care of young skin like Eskinol Deep Cleanser Mild for Teens. It has vitamin E, cucumber extract, water minerals, plus Micro Cleanse AntiBacterial technology to fight dirt, excess oil, and acne.

2. Moisturize 

Your skin loses precious moisture when you take hot showers, stay in an air-conditioned room all day, and use harsh products. A lightweight, is suitable for most skin types in replenishing natural oils.

If your skin is getting too oily, look for an oil-free moisturizer that won't clog pores and cause breakouts. Experiment with using it once or twice a day – morning and evening – or only in the evening if you feel your skin gets too greasy during the day.

3. Protect

Using sun protection is essential to maintaining your skin's protective layer. UVA and UVB rays can cause skin burning and early signs of skin aging, and even aggravate acne. It also increases your risk of skin cancer. Your skin is still susceptible to UV rays on cloudy days or even when you're sitting beside a window. So, make sure to put on sunscreen even indoors. Just remember, consider your skin type when choosing the to make the most of its SPF.

A skincare routine for teens is the first step to achieving healthy, glowing skin. Developing a regimen early on helps you avoid skin conditions that may pop up when your body is changing. Soon enough, you'll enjoy pampering your skin and will appreciate the boost of confidence that a clear, smooth complexion gives you.