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Getting your teen on a skin care regimen can ease anxiety and establish good habits

photo of Sabrina JawadSabrina Jawad is a Licensed Master Aesthetician at Inova Medical Spa in Ashburn, VA.  She has nine years of experience and extensive knowledge in administering varying results-driven aesthetic services including laser hair removal, IPL, eMatrix, chemical peels, and restorative facials.  

Start your teen on the road to beauty wellness with good skin care routines

For many, the teen years can be filled with frustrating and embarrassing skin problems like oily skin and acne. It’s never too early to get your teen on a good skin care regimen; it can help to avoid the anxiety that often accompanies unwanted acne breakouts and/or uneven skin. Here are a few at-home skin care pointers to share with your teen to ensure they are putting their best face forward this school year.

To avoid clogged pores and blackheads, encourage your teen to wash off any makeup before going to sleep. Also, avoid oil-based products and touching the face throughout the day; hands harbor plenty of dirt and oil.

Skin care for young adults: Consistency is key

closeup of hands with soap lather under a faucetA solid skin care routine for a young adult should be fairly simple to encourage repetition and consistency. Try incorporating three products into a daily routine:

  • a good cleanser
  • a water-based moisturizer, and
  • a physical sunscreen

Why use physical sunscreen?

Physical sunscreens are less irritating and contain active mineral ingredients like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to protect from both UVA and UVB rays. These physical sunscreens reflect the UV rays and create an actual barrier on the skin so that nothing can penetrate it.  (Chemical sunscreens, on the other hand, can sometimes irritate the skin and cause milia, which are small white bumps that often appear on the nose and cheeks.)

Inova Medical Spa offers facials for teens

As you prepare for back-to-school season, consider scheduling a Teen Facial. In addition to cleaning pores and reducing bacteria on the skin, Teen Facials most importantly teach adolescents proper skincare techniques.

Back-to-School Specials from Inova Medical Spa (Last day 9/30/18)

  • BOGO Teen Facial: Buy 1 Teen Facial, Enjoy 50% OFF your 2nd Teen Facial
  • LCPS Employees: Enjoy 15% OFF the service of your choice! Please mention Loudoun County Public Schools when scheduling and present your LCPS badge at checkout to redeem.

Check out the Inova Medical Spa website today to learn more about all the health, wellness and beauty services we provide, or give us a call at 703-554-1130.

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