Acne Spot Treatment 101 | Teen Skincare

February 17, 2021
Acne Spot Treatment 101 | Teen Skincare

Creating a skincare routine can seem daunting. Which products will work best with your skin? How many do you need? If you are a beginner in the teen skin health department and need somewhere to start, Dr. Zenovia’s 5% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Spot Treatment is for you! A basic skincare routine can be as simple as four easy steps: a gentle cleanser to wash away impurities, an effective spot treatment reserved for acne flare-ups, a moisturizer to hydrate, and a sunscreen for daily protection. With young skin, it is important to protect and nourish it without overtreating. Creating an acne-fighting skincare routine will set you up for healthy, glowing skin in the decades to come.

How Our Best-Selling Acne Spot Treatment Works

Dr. Zenovia's 5% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Spot Treatment works by targeting flare-ups whenever they strike while helping to reduce any redness or irritation. Benzoyl Peroxide is highly effective at decreasing skin inflammation, opening the pores, exfoliating the surface layer of the skin, removing excess sebum, and killing bacteria.

A spot treatment can be applied to pimples after cleansing and before moisturizing. Start by applying the product once daily onto clean skin, increasing application to twice daily if needed. If applying during the day, protect the skin with a broad-spectrum sun protectant as Benzoyl Peroxide can increase the skin’s sensitivity to harmful UV rays.

Spot treating is a great solution if you get occasional hormonal breakouts such as before or during your period. If you have sensitive skin, a spot treatment can help target specific trouble zones while avoiding drier or more sensitive areas on the skin. Regardless of your skin type, a spot treatment should be included in your skincare regimen for any blemishes that show up when we least what them to!

Custom Teen Skincare Routine for Your Skin Type

The basic formula for an easy, effective skincare routine can be adjusted depending on your skin type. It is important to note that our skin type relates to our hormone levels and can change with age, the climate, or even over the course of your monthly cycle.

Normal Skin Type

Those with a normal skin type don’t typically experience noticeable issues with oil, pore size, or breakouts. Normal skin is balanced- feeling neither dry nor oily. With normal skin, a spot treatment can be helpful in the case of an abnormal flare-up. Dr. Zenovia’s 5% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Spot Treatment paired with our Bakuchiol Hydrating Cleanser, and Vitamin C Brightening Moisturizer SPF 30 makes the perfect morning skincare routine. Opt for a retinol (a couple of times a week) and an emollient-rich moisturizer at night such as Dr. Zenovia’s Peptide + Ceramide Repairing Moisturizer. Anti-aging topicals can be incorporated into your regimen during your teen years.

Note from Dr. Zenovia: Teenagers can benefit from incorporating retinol into their skincare regimen. Start incorporating retinol slowly until your skin adjusts to any sensitivity. Once to twice a week is a great start!

Oily Skin Type

Characteristics of oily skin include enlarged pores, and a shiny, greasy complexion. Dr. Zenovia’s 10% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Cleanser helps wash away everyday impurities and excess sebum. Follow up with   on any blemishes, and hydrate the skin with Dr. Zenovia’s Aloe Vera Blemish Soothing Moisturizer. All skin types require a moisturizer, even oily skin types! Remember to apply sunscreen every morning and retinol a few times a week at night as an anti-acne and anti-aging treatment.

Dry Skin Type

Those with dry skin may notice smaller pores and a dull complexion with redness, flakiness, and fine lines. Start by cleansing the skin with Dr. Zenovia’s Bakuchiol Hydrating Cleanser, treat any small breakouts with Dr. Zenovia's 5% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Spot Treatment, and fortify the skin’s protective barrier with a generous layer of Dr. Zenovia’s Peptide + Ceramide Repairing Moisturizer which helps combat dryness for a glowing, radiant complexion. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen during the daytime as well.

Combination Skin Type

Those with combination skin can experience a mix of both dry, normal, and oily patches. If your skin leans oilier, follow the routine for oily skin and if it’s drier, follow the dry skin routine. You want to balance the skin by applying what your skin needs that day. Combination skin can benefit heavily from using Dr. Zenovia's 5% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Spot Treatment as breakouts can be irregular and appear only on distinct patches of skin. A spot treatment allows you to treat the areas that need it while protecting more sensitive areas.

Note from Dr. Zenovia: It's important to gradually introduce ingredients like Benzoyl Peroxide and Retinol into your skincare regimen. If excessive dryness or irritation occurs, reduce application. Additionally, as these ingredients can increase sensitivity to the sun, be sure to follow with SPF during the day. All of my products are made with a powerful combination of antioxidants and the proprietary REG-ulate360 Complex™ to protect and soothe hormonally imbalanced, sensitive skin.


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