Our skin replenishes itself every seven years, which means the period between the ages of 14 and 21 is crucial when it comes to self-care. To complicate matters, this period in our skin’s life cycle is notorious for misbehaving. Hormones. They wreak havoc with developing bodies, often presenting as spots in the face that can be rather embarrassing for a young teen. But all is not lost – facials for teens are specifically formulated to help with breakouts. Treatments once every other week for problem skin, and four times a year for normal skin will help teenagers manage their skin issues while giving them healthy skincare habits. When it comes to teen facials, it’s less about luxury and more about health care.
Although facial treatments for teenagers are designed to meet their individual skin requirements, every session follows the same general process. A short consultation kicks things off where questions are asked about the teen’s current skincare routine, whether they have existing problems, like acne, and what they’re using to treat it. Once the type of skin, its problems, and current care plan is established, the process begins. This involves a deep cleansing in the form of exfoliation and steaming, followed by a healing mask that addresses the teen’s issues – hydration for dry skin or eliminating oil particles to restore balance for oily skin. The effects can be seen immediately, with glowing skin that feels much lighter and clean.
The benefits of teen facials extend far beyond looks though, helping immensely with existing skin problems or even preventing them before they start. Regular facials are a great way to instill healthy skincare habits as well. It provides the right kind of education that your teen can grow with, instead of turning to the internet for possible solutions that may end up doing more harm than good. And say goodbye to acne flareups. With a good process and quality products your teen will be able to better manage their acne, reducing acne or preventing it entirely. Let the hormones dictate their moods, not the way they look. The teenage years are extremely delicate in terms of physical, psychological, and emotional development. A boost in self-esteem could do wonders for someone in the throes of discovering their place in this world. So aside from the obvious physical benefits, teen facials clearly have a positive impact on mental health too.
Dealing with stress and anxiety while in the grip of raging hormones creates the perfect environment for breakouts. The best age to start coming for facials is around thirteen, even if no apparent skin problems are yet identified. Getting an early start with a healthy skincare routine could prevent these problems or at the very least (but no less important) give teens the opportunity to learn how to best look after their skin. School, sport, and friends all become so much simpler to deal with when your skin is looking and feeling healthy and radiant. And although the immediate effect of facials for teens is to address the problems to which their young skin is prone, they will soon see the future benefits as they grow older with healthy, balanced skin. If you are a teenager dealing with problem skin, or a parent of teens looking to introduce a quality skincare routine to their lives, please contact us for a booking.
At Natural Living Spa & Wellness Centre we have a team of specialists who are available to help, with a range of quality recommended products specifically formulated to alleviate adolescent skin problems.