Acne is one of the most common skin conditions that teens struggle with. It can be a frustrating condition, which has many looking for a quick fix, like advertised skincare systems that actually do more harm than good.
FACES DaySpa has the expertise and tools to help teens deal with their acne struggles, and now we have a facial specialized for teen acne. While teens are welcomed to take advantage of any of our facials, we understand that they do not always have the time to sit through an hour long service. Our new Xpress Teen Facial is a quick 30 minute service which is done at our Express BeautyBar. It is specialized for teen acne and includes extractions and a mask. During this service, the Esthetician will also recommend products for the client’s specific skin needs.
For those looking for a longer service we also offer our AntiAcne Assault Facial which includes LED light therapy to help kill bacteria and diminish redness.
We asked our Esthetics Team Lead, Tanya Hagedorn, a few important questions about teen acne. When asked about the most common mistakes she sees teens making when it comes to taking care of their skin Tanya said, “The products they use are too harsh, which strips their skin of all of its natural oils. This completely trashes the barrier mantel (part of your skins natural protection), and causes inflammation in the skin and makes it more prone to clogging. When your body thinks it needs extra protection it will produce more oil in effort to protect itself, leaving your skin dry and irritated, yet oily and clogged all at the same time. It’s a recipe for disaster when it comes to acne.”
According to Tanya, “the best way to treat teen acne is to educate them on what products to use and how. Most teen acne is blamed on hormones, but that is only one piece of the puzzle. Yes, hormones play a part and we do carry products that address the hormone issue as well, but a big part of it is using the right products and following a good skin care regimen.” Here at FACES DaySpa, we provide a professional skin diagnosis and a customized take-home SkincareStrategy designed just for you with every one of our facials. We want our clients to have the best skin possible!
Acne in teens can start at any time and varies based on the individual. Tanya recommends that teens start getting facials as soon as they start having issues with their skin, “you really can’t be too young to start taking care of your skin. Why not start them on the right path early? I always say it’s easier to prevent than to fix.”
Here at FACES DaySpa we offer our own FACES Signature Skincare line. According to Tanya, “Our FACES Acne line is hands down one of the best I’ve ever worked with. It has natural ingredients that do not cause irritation and inflammation. My go to products are the Pore-Clearing Cleanser, the Foaming Facial Refiner, Clear Skin Ultra Gel, and Sola Defender SPF 30. Of course there are some other products within our line that I would recommend based on the severity of the acne, but this is a great start to anyone that is dealing with acne of any kind.”
While popular name brand products want teens to believe that the same product can fix anyone’s skin concerns, here at FACES we know that is not true. This is why we always recommend that clients come in to see one of our Estheticians in order to determine which products will work best for our client’s skin.