Skin problems are common to most people at some point in their lives or another. Most people face this problem when they hit puberty. Both boys and girls go through a myriad of hormonal and physiological changes when they turn 12 or 13 years of age. One of the most common symptoms of these changes show up on the face. Pimples, acne, patches and flakiness are some of the usual effects of such hormonal imbalance.
Although there is a ton of products in the market that claim to treat skin problems such as acne and skin discoloration, most of them are topical medications containing harsh chemicals that are only symptomatic. This means that they treat the symptoms so that the physical manifestations of the skin problems go away. But the causal treatment is absent in most of these solutions, resulting in a relapse of the skin problem after sometime.
Here are simple and easy-to-follow daily tips to keep your skin healthy during these difficult adolescent years:
Drink at least 2 liters of water everyday in order to cleanse your system and flush out the daily toxins out of your body. Rehydrating yourself is the best way to keep the natural glow of your skin alive.
Try to stick to natural products while using them on your skin. This means that you should look into the ingredients used in the product to ensure that they are packed with harsh chemicals that will only leave your skin sucked out of its natural moisture. Use natural products such as honey to use as a moisturizer and tonic to your skin. Apple cider vinegar is great as an astringent. Avoid using oil-based sun block lotions and allow your skin to soak in some of the sunlight from time to time.
Avoid eating fried food like a plague. The trick to a healthy skin is to lead a healthy lifestyle. This also includes exercising daily to boost your metabolism which will help you improve your digestion, prevent you from putting on weight and also make you sweat and clean your system automatically.
If you have to use a medicated product for uncontrollable acne, stick to something that has zinc oxide and/or salicylic acid.