Skin Care For Students
When students get busy, it’s common to pick up bad skincare habits. From poor eating habits to lack of sleep, and increased stress, an unhealthy lifestyle can lead to unhealthy skin. Follow these tips to keep your skin blemish-free all year!
Keep your skin clean
Keeping your face clean is one of the most important things you can do to improve the health of your skin. Get in the habit of washing your face twice a day with warm water and mild soap to remove the dirt and debris that accumulate throughout the school day.
Avoid touching your face with your hands as they contain oils that cause breakouts. Don’t pop pimples as this can irritate the skin, make acne worse, and increase your risk for scarring.
Moisturizers seal moisture into the skin to prevent skin from drying out. Our dermatologists can help you determine the best moisturizer for your skin type.
Avoid excessive sun exposure
Too much sun can damage the skin leading to breakouts and even skin cancer. Protect your skin from the sun by wearing sunscreen, with at least a 30 SPF, and avoiding overexposure.
Remember: Your skin reflects what you eat, so eat a balanced diet, learn to manage stress, and get plenty of rest every night; approximately 7-8 hours of restful sleep is essential for healthy skin.
Whenever you have a question or concern about your skin, talk to our dermatologists. They will offer a range of treatments that help prevent and treat acne and other skin conditions. We can help you find the treatment method that’s best for you. If you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our dermatologists to get more skin tips for teens, you can contact Western Maryland Dermatology at (301) 777-7900 or visit us online at wmderma.com/contact where you can chat with one of our reservation specialists.