Use makeup during adolescence: how to maintain a healthy skin

Written by: Dr. Miquel Casals Andreu
Edited by: Noelia Pino García

Although interest in makeup on the girls begins as a game in childhood, during adolescence can become a common practice. There is no ideal to start wearing makeup moment, but there are some certain basic knowledge to the younger and sensitive skin stay healthy. It is important that parents establish expectations and set limits.

healthy skin makeup

The use of makeups during adolescence promotes the clogging of pores and, therefore, promotes the development of acne. This is because about 13 years, or even before, the production of fat in the skin is increased.

The main problems that can occur are minor acne (acne cosmetics), irritant contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and urticaria.


Makeup: sensitive skin

It is important that young people consult a dermatologist cosmetics which substances may have allergies and if it is advisable to start using them .

Experts recommend using only hypoallergenic makeup and fat free. Also preserve hygiene, avoid sharing brushes, sponges or other items to apply makeup with others, since it is a route of transmission of bacteria and mites. It is important to buy insurance products, "natural" and "organic" labels do not guarantee that the product is suitable. You have to buy products with the fewest possible ingredients. Makeups are preferred pharmacy regarding cosmetic or perfume shops.

It is advisable to start with small amounts and few products and depending on tolerance and needs may be adding others.

Most of the substances contained in cosmetics can be potentially irritating or cause sensitivity, depending on the type of skin you have and the preconditions of the skin to makeup application. Some of these products contain toxic elements that should be avoided as nickel, cobalt and chromium. These substances are found in products like shadows, colored pencils and concealers.


Acne and makeup

People with acne can use makeup but it is necessary that the cosmetic is "non - comedogenic" and fat free. That is, it is important that the product does not cover the pores of the skin and not conducive blackheads.


Tips for healthy skin in adolescence

Specialists in Dermatology offer a number of tips for maintaining healthy skin during adolescence, despite the use of makeup.

  • Clean your face daily with a mild cleanser
  • Avoid antibacterial soap and exfoliating agents. Aggressive young can damage skin and cause breakouts
  • Remove all makeup before going to sleep
  • Replace cosmetics every six to twelve months to minimize the risk of contamination
  • Avoid sharing cosmetics
  • Makeup should be used to improve the appearance but not to change or overwhelm him
*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Miquel Casals Andreu

Dr. Casals Andreu specializes in medical-surgical and Venereology at the University Hospital Virgen del Rocio in Seville Dermatology. Between 1995 and 2008, attending physician of the Dermatology Service of the Hospital General de Catalunya. Currently he is attending physician of the Dermatology Department of the University Hospital of Sabadell (Parc Tauli) being responsible for the Pediatric Dermatology and coordinator of the Multidisciplinary Group of Vascular Anomalies.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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