Dry Skin in Teens - This is for YOU!

When teens have dry skin.

Many times teens worry about the problem of acne and oily skin and pimples, blackheads, large pores and redness. This isn't always true and sometimes teens complain of their dry skin. This article is for YOU!

Let's talk about what causes dry skin in teens first and then some things you can do to have smoother and softer skin. Sometimes, skin can be so dry that wrinkles or lines start to form. Fix the dry skin and you'll probably have less lines too. Try these tips below and if they don't work, please see a doctor especially if you take medicine - those can cause dry skin too.

   Causes of Dry Skin in Teens:
 1. Not drinking enough water. That's a simple enough thing to fix, drink more water. Try to have at least 6 glasses of water a day. It will help your skin to start to get rid of the dryness and you'll notice softer skin. Be patient, it could take two weeks to notice a real difference.

2. Not eating enough fruit and vegetables. Sometimes, this one can be hard but, do try to find some fruit that you like and have at least one piece of fruit three times a day. Try fruit in the morning with breakfast, add it to cereal or your yogurt. Add another piece of fruit at lunch time. Berries, an orange, an apple or pear. Simple fruit that doesn't cost too much and even fruit from a can would be okay to add if that's all you have. Fruit has natural water and lots of very good vitamins that are good food for your skin. The same thing is true for vegetables. You'll notice better skin and more healthy energy from the food you eat.

3. Take warm showers or baths and not hot water. Add a few drops of essential oil to the bath water to soften and add moisture to dry skin, soak 10-15 minutes, rinse with cool water and towel dry by patting. Add body lotion to all areas of dry skin.

4. Dry skin in teens is sometimes not because of the food you eat at all. It could be from the soap you're washing your face with.
     Bar soaps usually dry your skin.
     Some face cleansers (most actually) have alcohol that dries the skin, chemicals that dry the skin and have little nutritional value.
     Face cleansers should be made with ingredients that are good for your skin, just like the food you eat.
     Are you using a moisturizer? Dry skin needs a moisturizer.
     Here are two good options we like for teen skin and both have natural healthy ingredients in them that are good for you, won't dry your skin, they're good for sensitive skin and they're easy to use:

      First is Good for You Girls for around $20 and Free Shipping! A three step system is the best. Use a cleanser, toner and moisturizer every day at least once a day at night. Twice a day is better if you can do it every morning and at night. If you can't, then at least do it every night before bed - you'll get rid of that dry skin!

    Next is Nutrimetics 'Clear Skincare' for $68 and will last 9 months or longer. From a 50 year old company that was the first to use all plants for each ingredient. These products are good enough to eat.

5. Use a sunscreen every day, especially if you are outside a lot, if you play sports outdoors. Use it as a daily lotion on your arms, legs and upper body. Wear a hat if you can too to protect your skin from the hot rays of the sun - the sun is very drying on our skin.

6. Your makeup (if you wear it) could be causing dry skin too. Look for natural makeup without chemicals.

7. Want to make your own beauty products at home? Great Green Beauty ideas here. You can read a quick peek by clicking on the corner of the book. There are oatmeal cleansers, strawberry cleaners, olive oil moisturizers, using essential oils and more, much more. We'll add a few of our own ideas here soon on making your own treatments for dry skin.

8. Repeat all of these for dry skin and let us know how long it takes for your dry skin problems to go away!

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