There's no question about it - Demi Lovato has amazing skin! Her big beauty secret? Her long-time Esthetician Renée Rouleau! Rouleau keeps Demi's skin looking super-gorgeous with proper care (Demi loves Rouleau's Luxe Mint Cleansing Gel, Triple Berry Soothing Peel, and Hawaiian Nourishing Cream) and regular treatments. Keep reading for more of Rouleau beuaty tips.
1. Schedule a Professional Facial
The benefits of a professional facial are many; professional analysis to determine the needs of the skin type, deep cleansing to clear clogged pores, expert advice with recommendations for a good home care routine, proper skin education offering tips and tricks on skin care, as well as tips for diet and lifestyle.
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2. Treat the Skin Gently
Teens have extra sensitive skin (especially from ages 13-15), so it's important to avoid products with "fragrance" or "parfum" listed in them, which can cause the skin to become red, dry, or irritated.
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3. Avoid Picking at the Skin
The truth of the matter is, a blemish usually lasts 5-7 days, but the red or dark scar from picking at the blemish can linger for weeks - or even months.
4. Don't Over Dry the Skin
Be sure to purchase cleansers that are labeled 'sulfate-free' and avoid the ingredients Sodium Laureth (or Lauryl), Sulfate, and Ammonium Laureth Sulfate. These ingredients can be extremely dehydrating to the skin. Try my Luxe Mint Cleansing Gel - it's a favorite of Demi's!
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5. Wash Skin Three Times a Day
Bacteria breeds in oil, and because teenagers tend to produce more oil, especially from ages 15-18, it's important to keep oil off the skin to prevent more blemishes. If possible, wash your skin three times a day (always following with oil-free moisturizer) to keep the pores clean. At the very least, cleansing morning and night is a must for teens.
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6. Choose Products Exclusively For Your Skin Type
Not all skin types are the same. Every teen's skin comes with its own unique list of challenges. Blackheads need to be treated differently from blemishes. Harsh acne products will only over dry the skin, perpetuating the problem.
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7. Use Moisturizer
Teenage skin needs water, not oil, so by using a water-based, oil-free moisturizer they won't clog the pores - it will keep the skin hydrated.
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8. Protect with SPF
Studies confirm that the majority of wrinkles that will appear later in life are from the sun exposure that you get up until the age of 18. My favorite sunscreen ingredient for teens is Zinc Oxide. Not only does it give great sun protection, but is also antibacterial on the skin and can prevent breakouts while feeling lightweight.
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9. Eat a Healthy, Well-Balanced Diet
Despite what you may have heard, chocolate and greasy foods do not cause you to breakout. Some teens can get breakouts from too much dairy or from too many acidic foods, such as fruit and tomatoes. Obviously the goal with any teenager is to get them to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet, but for the most part foods don't affect the skin as much as you may have been told.
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