It goes without saying that the teenage years affect boys and girls differently in many ways. From the hormonal and physical changes to the ways they develop their social skills and interact with their peers, this stage in a young personís life can be very confusing and intimidating. When it comes to skincare, however, many people tend to only focus on how it affects teen girls. But the truth is that skincare changes also equally affect teenage boys and as such, it is important that parents learn how to educate their sons about how to properly care for their complexions.
The appearance of a teenage boy with the onset of acne is a typical sight in most high schools. However, many of these young boys do not realize that they do not have to suffer through acne and other skincare problems. By taking action on a daily basis to care for their complexions, they can make the transition into their teen years much easier and allow them to focus on other aspects of their lives instead of how their face looks.
Parents of teenage boys must make it a point to sit down and discuss the subject of skincare. If your teenage son has a great complexion so far, this does not mean that he will be off the hook. Having a healthy complexion makes it that much more crucial to develop a daily skincare routine. Doing so will help prevent any future skincare issues, such as pimples and breakouts. Parents should accompany their sons to the store and help them choose the right products that are formulated for their skin type. Teen boys should know whether they have normal, oily, dry, sensitive or combination skin. Because teenage skin can be fairly sensitive in general, it is a good idea to purchase skincare products that have gentle formulas and are non-comedogenic (will not clog their pores).
Does your teenage son already have some skin problems, such as acne or occasional breakouts? Then make an appointment with your local dermatologist and find out what products your son should be using in order to clear up his blemishes and keep his complexion healthy. Additionally, parents should enforce a healthy diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables, lean meat and make sure water is their number one beverage of choice. Despite the temptation, do not allow teen boys to become used to consuming energy drinks and other heavily caffeinated beverages like soda and coffee.
Teenage boys that participate in sports must take their skincare efforts to the next level by being diligent about wearing sunscreen during their activities, washing/cleansing their face at least twice a day (and immediately after participating in a sports event) as well as thoroughly washing their body using a quality loofah and body wash or scrub, which helps to prevent back/body acne.
All of these lifestyle changes can effectively improve a teenage boyís complexion and keep it in the best condition not only throughout their high school years but into their adult years as well. The sooner teenage boys learn about the importance of skincare, the higher their chances are of practicing such good habits when they become young men.
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