Aside from graduating high school, prom is one of the most memorable events of a teenager’s life. You can pick the classiest tuxedo or prom dress and get your hair styled at the most posh salon in town, but if your skin isn’t properly taken care of, you’ve defeated the whole purpose of looking smashing at the prom! Check out our tips for prepping your skin for this big event so you can look your absolute best.
How can I control my oily, shiny complexion? Many teens have oily skin due to hormone changes, but a slick complexion can be controlled by using the right skin care products:
• Choose the right cleanser- Many people—especially adolescents—are using the wrong cleanser for their skin type. Oily skin types should use a gel based cleanser to help strip the excess oil from the skin. To keep the shine factor in check, try our Enzyme Cleansing Gel if you have moderately oily skin. If you have very oily skin, try our Botanical Facial Gel.
• Don’t skip the toner- This is one step that most people don’t even think twice about, but using a toner can be very beneficial to your skin. It will help adjust your skin’s pH levels and ensure it is thoroughly cleansed. Our Cucumber Cleansing Lotion is great for oily skin.
• Moisturize- Despite your oily complexion, don’t shy away from using a moisturizer. In fact, not using one can actually make your skin look even oilier. Un-moisturized skin equals dehydrated skin, thereby kicking your oil glands into overdrive to produce more oil to compensate for the lack of moisture. Try our Oil-Free Moisturizer SPF 17 for a punch of hydration and sun protection without the greasy feeling.
I got a pimple! What should I do? Not to worry—try our famous zit-zapper-in-a bottle—Drying Lotion. It will shrink whiteheads overnight. For red, inflamed type of breakouts, try our Buffering Lotion. Both will be like your secret little weapons to combat a breakout—especially last-minute, unexpected eruptions.
I’m very fair and don’t want to look pale in my prom pictures! Don’t even think about the tanning bed! It’s not cool to marinate yourself under harsh UV lights that can cause premature wrinkling (yes, even at your age), sun spots and skin cancer. For a subtle sun-kissed, healthy looking glow, try our Self Tanning Lotion Oil-Free instead.
With these tips, you’re skin is bound to look prom-ready!