Teen skin health – it can be tricky!

Hello, I’m Théa and I’m 14. Many of my peers are beginning to think about their skincare, especially sun creams and spots. So I decided to ask my mum, an aesthetic nurse prescriber and skincare expert, about all the DOs and DON’Ts of teen skin. Her answers gave me loads to think about!

Here’s our interview video:

 

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My favourite tips from this were to wear sunscreen every day (which my mum has had me doing every day without fail since I was small!) and to not worry too much about anti-ageing. At this point of my friends and my lives, it’s about protecting our skin. We want to make sure we’re healthy whilst having fun, not worrying too much about the future!

I also like the tip about not picking at spots. It may seem strange because so many of my friends want to pop their spots as soon as they come up. But what they may not realise is that, like my mum said, it can actually create more spots and scarring. I think a lot of my mum’s patients will tell you that pockmarks and hyperpigmentation are not fun to remove in the future.

This was such a great opportunity for me to speak to my mum more about these common concerns. I hope you found the video to be helpful! If there are any other questions you have, please leave them in the comments below.

Théa