Revealing The Top 4 Teen Skin Care Secretes

Adulthood is reached midway when your child is in the teen years. The body experiences a number of hormonal changes beside the anxieties and hassles of school, friendships and social pressures. As a result of all these stress, skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis can appear, wreaking havoc on a teenager’s confidence and self-esteem. Understanding the process of developing and maintaining healthy skin care routine is of primary significance for a teenager prior to buying or using the various skin care products available in the market.

Determine Skin Type

Teenage skin is susceptible to excess oil or sebum and acne because of the intense hormones. Though, it is widely believed by the teens that the products targeting excess oil should be used only. It is important to note that not all teens have oily skin, so products that target excess oil can wreak havoc on skin that is prone to dryness. Therefore it is vital to determine your skin type. Just wash your face and wait for minimum five minutes to learn about your skin type. If your skin’s surface appears shiny, then you have oily skin. Skin that feels dehydrated or tight is considered to be dry. If your skin seems shiny on your forehead, chin, and nose areas, then you have a combination type. Skin that does not seem shiny or dry is considered as normal skin.

Use Gentle Products

If you are suffering from acne, avoid using products with strong formulations. You might be left with increased skin irritation. Do not use products that have dyes, fragrances or sulfates included in their ingredient listings. A product including alcohol as an ingredient may soak up the oil and assist to dry the pimple but may also initiate irritation in the skin. It is advisable to seek dermatologist’s opinion while using acne-specific products like benzoyl peroxide.

Cleanse Regularly

Excess of oil is responsible for development and multiplication of acne causing bacteria. During the teen years, cleansing your face twice a day is recommended. Even washing your face thrice is helpful in case you are likely to sweat profusely and have an active lifestyle. Use a cleanser that is gentle and does not contain heavy fragrances or alcohol. Follow up with an oil free moisturizer. This results in prevention of excess oil secretion and reinstate the moisture that is already lost.

Ultraviolet Protections

Anti-aging and wrinkling is the next thought on the teenager’s mind. However, the damage to your skin as a result of ultraviolet radiation begins to accumulate in your teen years. This damage will manifest itself in the form of wrinkles and age spots in your twenties. Hence, whenever you go out, do not forget to apply sunscreen on your face and neck to avoid any such damage at later age. A minimum of SPF 15 is advised by the dermatologists for better skin protection. Do not forget to apply it to your neck area as well. Non comedogenic formulations and oil- free sunscreens are available in the market too. A very good substitute is to opt for natural sunscreen that contain zinc oxide.

Hence, to boost to your confidence and self-esteem as a teenager, just follow these simple skin care tips and achieve glowing, vibrant and flawless skin.

Laser Tattoo Removal

How do you remove a tattoo? Removing a tattoo requires a laser to remove ink from the skin while preserving the surrounding tissue. Using a Q-switched laser causes a beam of light energy to interact with pockets of ink in the skin that comprise the tattoo. A “photo-acoustic” event occurs and light breaks apart the ink into smaller particles, small enough for the body to absorb. This process is repeated 4-8 times for full removal, and represents the only effective procedure to achieve tattoo removal.

What Exactly Is Going on Here?

Tattoo pigment in the skin is considered a very deep target. Tattoo ink creates “pockets” between the dermis and epidermis, which are deeper targets than others (sun damage, facial vessels), and which can be difficult to treat deeper pigment in skin (melasma). To fully remove a tattoo, the laser needs help from the healing system in the skin. The edema and swelling from tattoo removal treatment create a “wound healing response” in skin to absorb the smaller ink particles that result from treatment. The tattoo then begins to fade.

To complicate matters, different colors react in different ways. Black ink and darker colors are easier to remove with less post treatment healing required. More colorful tattoos will have longer healing times. Wavelengths used to remove more colorful inks interact more aggressively with the skin.

Technique Matters

The laser tattoo removal procedure needs to start with low energy, which is increased in each successive treatment. Practitioners should avoid over-treating. Additionally, R20 still being investigated and is not the “home run” many were hoping for. Practitioners will also want to avoid any epidermal disruption. This increases the potential for complication and long-term pigmentation issues.

Technology Matters

For the most effective treatment, a tattoo removal laser needs to be a high-energy system:

1J pulse energy or better

There are four different manufactures active in the US market, only two that are manufactured in USA

The laser should also be a “Active QS” and not a “Passive QS”

Active QS is a single pulse technology that delivers all energy in one pulse

Passive QS is electronically generated pulses that are delivered in a pulse train, which is made in China technology, not clinically effective and very cheap (in all senses of the word)

Lastly, multiple wavelengths are needed to remove multi-color tattoos.

What Type of Lasers Remove Tattoos?

Q-switched lasers remove tattoos and there are three main kinds: