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  • Writer's pictureElena Chapman

Fabulous skin tips for your prom

Updated: May 14, 2019

As you know, Kendall Jenner has struggled with acne but she looks fabulous.

When you’re a teenager with clear skin it’s easy to take it for granted.

However, if you have acne it can make you feel very self-conscious, especially when you’re getting ready to celebrate the end of school with a prom. If you’re trying on dresses and seeing spots on your face, back or shoulders, we’re here to help. We can’t guarantee you completely clear skin, but if you’d like to go to prom looking great and feeling confident, here’s our guide to tackling your acne.

You’re not alone

There are so many airbrushed images on social media and in magazines you might feel that you’re the only one suffering, but you’re not alone. According to the NHS around 80% of teenagers experience acne at some point. It’s hormonal so it can start from puberty onwards.

Acne can also be genetic so if you have it – thank your parents! Even celebrities aren’t immune.

Kendall Jenner has spoken out about her struggle with acne.

We’ve looked at the advice that’s out there and it’s very confusing. There’s a huge industry around dealing with acne and even the experts contradict each other. We’ve reviewed everything to let you know what will give you the best chance of having great looking skin.

What not to do

When you’ve had an outbreak it can be tempting to tackle it with a scrub or something abrasive. In fact, this will only make things worse. Any kind of scrub, rotating brush or cloth will only spread the bacteria around.

It’s very important to avoid touching your skin as much as possible and definitely don’t pick your spots! If you have cystic acne it will scar as it goes deep into your skin, however you can minimise this by not picking.

There are treatments for scarring but they’re very strong so you can’t have them until you’re 18.

Also, don’t over dry your skin. Your skin can be oily and dehydrated at the same time – confusing, isn’t it? So now we’ve told you what not to do, what can you do

Effective treatments

There are lots of treatments available over the counter but they’re not that strong. Washing your face well with a non-abrasive face wash is a great way to start.

It’s also important to exfoliate your skin. The bacteria that causes acne is friendly when it’s on the surface and only causes a problem when it gets trapped in your pores.

We know, we told you not to use a scrub, but there are products available that use fruit acids to exfoliate gently without scrubbing. Professional products will give you the best results so if you want some advice call us – it’s free!

There are also topical treatments that contain salicylic acid or benzol peroxide.

Salicylic acid will dry up the oil in your pores whilst benzol kills the bacteria so they can be used together. It’s important that these are delivered in the right way as they can damage your skin if not used properly.

What we can do

You like your face – please don’t experiment with it! Come for a consultation with your Mum and we can advise you both. Whilst there are chemical treatments available, we prefer to treat teenage skin as gently as we can. We can never guarantee 100% acne free skin but we can make it look better.

Remember, your acne will clear when you’re older so it won’t be with you forever.

If you’d like to know more, get in touch. We will see if we can help you clear your skin on your face, back and décolleté for you to look fabulous in your prom dress.

Book your FREE consultation online here or call on 01509 400 444

Your consultation will include a skin scan that will allow your skin to tell us what it wants!

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