There are definitely things we would all like to revisit and rectify from our teens given the chance. Mine was the Blossom outfit I wore to see the Phantom of the Opera. Yikes! All joking aside, enduring problem skin in teenage years can have serious effects on self esteem and can propagate depression – issues that can remain long after the acne has cleared. While this problem is quite common for teens, there is a definite void in the skincare industry of legitimate and affordable solutions for their problematic skin.
Teen acne is different from adult acne in two respects:
- It is due to an overproduction of sebum (oil production) which is caused by the hormonal fluctuations of puberty.
- It is found over the entire face – especially on the t-zone (forehead, nose, inner cheeks and chin).
Products and treatments need to be tailored to address the causes and triggers that are specific to teen acne. We were inspired by Dermalogica’s Clear Start which launched in April – to develop a skin treatment specifically focused on helping teens ‘graduate’ to clear skin. Regular professional treatments and effective at-home skincare can make a world of difference in maintaining clear and healthy skin for the long term. The Fresh Face Treatment focuses on the key elements of teen acne – reducing and regulating sebaceous secretions, exfoliating to remove impactions that lead to blackheads and blemishes and calming and clearing the skin with medicated ingredients.
Fresh Face Treatment: 45 minutes … $79
- double cleanse with Clarisonic Pro Cleansing system
- skin analysis
- professional exfoliation
- extraction of blackheads and blemishes
- soothing and decongesting mask
- finishing products with SPF
Treatments can be done as often as once a month. With a dedicated at-home regimen, clear skin can be achieved within days.
With this in mind, the first step is to consult a skincare professional. At Collective Skin Care we take the time to analyze the skin and review current lifestyle and skincare habits in order to advise on the best corrective measures for your skin. If you or a teen you know is suffering from this chronic and debilitating skin disorder, we welcome you to book in for a complimentary consultation or treatment today and let us help you graduate to clear skin!