Back-to-School Acne Tips for Teens

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Acne Tips for TeensThere's a crispness to the air, and it's the season to get back in the swing of school. But feeling self-conscious about acne-prone skin can take all the fun out of reuniting with friends. If your teen is battling any of these common age-related skin problems, try these DERMAdoctor products to help him or her have a smooth reentry this fall.

Blackheads, said to be the first stage of acne, form before bacteria infiltrate the skin's pores and cause full-blown pimples. To nip that problem in the bud, try Ain't Misbehavin' intensive medicated blackhead treatment. The medicated therapy—2% salicylic acid—deeply penetrates pores, and helps clear away trapped dirt, oils and pore-plugging debris.

When outbreaks have already emerged, you need a product that gets skin restored to normal in a hurry. Ain't Misbehavin' medicated acne control serum is ideal for most skin types, and when used continuously, it helps skin dodge further eruptions down the road. It targets pimples with a mix of salicylic acid and tea tree oil, a natural astringent that battles bacteria. Polymers soak up excess surface oils without overdrying, and powerful antioxidants help calm irritated skin.

To help create balance to bi-polar teen skin, try a 1-2-3 approach. The Litmus Test pH correcting skin care 3-piece set includes the Litmus Test glycolic acid facial cleansing gel that deep cleans and purifies pores clogged by pollution, makeup and excess oils. The Litmus Test replenishing toner contains both glycolic and lactic acids, and it's rich in antioxidants that help calm unbalanced skin. And the Litmus Test pH correcting & renewing facial moisturizer helps reestablish healthy skin chemistry while it also soothes sensitive skin.

If the effects of acne have already left their mark, it's time to try the Acne Scar Regimen.  This four-piece set contains the Ain't Misbehavin' medicated aha/bha acne cleanser, which contains salicylic acid and witch hazel, the Ain't Misbehavin' medicated acne control serum, to soak up surface oils, Physical Chemistry facial microdermabrasion + multi-acid chemical peel to help minimize post-acne discoloration, and Poetry in Lotion, an intensive retinol that helps smooth the appearance of facial skin.

By Cathy Garrard
DERMAdoctor Staff Writer

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