Enjoy free shipping on orders over $50

4 Easy Tips for Teen Acne

August 21, 2015


Good advice, easy-to-use products, and a little time during the day are all it takes to improve acne concerns. Easier said than done, when it comes to teenagers. “The Teenage Brain Explained” is a comic video from Sci Show that summarizes adolescence. One of the most important topics in the video – developing useful skills for adulthood – is a great time to educate teenagers on the best skin care practices.


Acne can have immediate, long-term, and psychological impact on a teen. They may not always be receptive to practicing good skin care habits, but once they do, the results have long-term impacts on social development and healthy, clear skin as adults.

Keep Sports Gear Clean

Helmets, chin straps, neck rolls, and shoulder/pads are notorious acne aggravators. The combination of friction, heat, and pressure encourage acne formation where the pads rub the skin.

Clean equipment daily using a mild soap (Dawn®), warm water, and a soft cloth. Be sure to use a clean damp cloth to remove the soap. Follow with a light application of disinfecting spray (Lysol®). Household cleaners can contain abrasive ingredients that may irritate skin and damage equipment – avoid using them to clean sports gear.

Wash Daily

Teen skin is experiencing a combination of excess oil and bacteria. Avid athletes also have sweat to contend with. It does not cause acne, but it can influence acne formation, inflammation, and acne-like bumps and redness (folliculitis).

Salicylic cleansers are important because they help reduce oil, un-clog pores, and reduce bacteria that result in whiteheads, blackheads, and cysts. Cleansing the skin morning and night is vital for acne that develops on the face and body.

Like some adults, teenagers may not always be willing to wash their face twice a day. Which is why Advanced Rejuvenating Concepts introduced the Resurfacing Peel treatment pads for nighttime use. Glycolic and salicylic acid are paired together in a self-neutralizing formula to effectively wipe away dirt and oil, and exfoliate the skin.

Mind the Body

Body acne is common among men, women, and teens experiencing cystic acne breakouts. Cysts commonly lead to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (dark brown or red spots) and acne scars/pits in the skin. Treat body acne the same as facial acne: cleanse daily and spot treat with Blemish Control.


Do not scrub. Use a serum with hydroxy acids and/or enzymes. These ingredients offer antimicrobial support for the skin, loosen compacted dirt and oil, and dissolve dead skin cells. Physical irritation from a scrub can worsen breakouts.

Daily cleansing and exfoliation with salicylic and/or benzoyl peroxide are the easiest ways to reduce acne. However, a beneficial acne regimen does not end here. In fall and winter months, keep the skin hydrated and supple to prevent breakouts. And always wear sunscreen to protect skin from premature aging and skin cancer formation. If a teen is suffering from severe, inflammatory cystic acne, advice them to see a dermatologist.

Learn more about Advanced Rejuvenating Concepts acne regimen.

Also in Professional Skin Tips

Improve Your Moisture Barrier in 3 Simple Steps
Improve Your Moisture Barrier in 3 Simple Steps

November 29, 2022

Making a few simple adjustments to your morning skincare routine can have a dramatic impact on the way your skin looks and feels -- no matter your skin type.

Continue Reading

2 Reasons to Swap Your 'C' Serum in the Winter
2 Reasons to Swap Your 'C' Serum in the Winter

November 28, 2022

This is the time to make the switch: put aside your l-ascorbic acid vitamin C serum and switch to a fatty-based ester C serum.

Continue Reading

Say Goodbye to Spider Veins
Say Goodbye to Spider Veins

November 05, 2021

Continue Reading