Acne is a teenage rite of passage that everyone wishes they could skip. Having a face and body riddled with pimples is not only physically painful, it can also have lasting psychological effects such as low self-esteem and lack of self-confidence.
Ironically, some of the factors that make acne worse—stress, lack of sleep, poor diet—are part and parcel of student life. Anyone who’s pulled junk-food-laden all-nighters for exams week can relate to this.
As much as we get taken in by skincare ads selling the latest potions guaranteed to banish acne instantly and forever, sadly, there is no singular product that can rid us of the pesky zits that crop up right before a date or a school presentation.
Lifelong battle for some
Another sad fact is that acne doesn’t magically disappear once you’re past your teens. There is such a thing as adult acne, too, and for some, fighting pimples is a lifelong battle.
Just as we are told to exercise and eat the right types of food regularly to maintain a healthy mind and body, it’s also important to keep a skincare routine that protects your skin from zit-causing bacteria, as well as continuously treat and erase blackheads and pimples.
If you are unsure of the right skincare steps for your age and type of acne, you can sign up for Dermalogica’s Mother-Teen Healthy Skin workshop.
The skincare brand, which started in 1986, aims to create simple solutions to skin woes the right way. Dermalogica creates not only products but also easy-to-follow routines dealing with specific skin issues.
Its Clear Start line, for example, is for teens and adults with severe breakouts.
The workshop, set for tomorrow at Dermalogica Spa in Rustan’s Makati, will help educate teens and moms on how to help each other create a healthy skin regimen to banish breakouts.
There will be two batches for the workshop, one at 2-4 p.m. and another at 4-6 p.m. Interested participants may visit Rustan’s The Beauty Source Instagram page http://www.instagram.com/rustansthebeautysource, or call Rustan’s Makati at 8133739.