Mattifying skincare for teens

Friday, 22 August 2014

During your teen years you’ll find your skin becomes a lot more oily, and this can often lead to acne and breakouts. You see, while you are growing up an your body starts to change, the oil glands on your face, chest and back get triggered and over-produce natural oils due to an increase in certain hormones. While these oils are important for the health of your skin, too much of them can clog your pores and lead to nasty breakouts.

So what’s a girl to do? Well, a good skincare routine is the best place to start. Opt for lightweight moisturisers or gels, and stick to gel cleansers rather than rich, creamy ones. Avoid heavy foundations or thick sunscreens designed for your body – rather use a thinner formulation made especially for the face. A weekly exfoliation and clay mask will do wonders too.


Here, a few of the products we recommend for a matte and blemish-free complexion!

1. Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pore & Shine Daily ScrubR79.99

2. Justine Pure Youth Clean Act Foaming CleanserR130

3. essence PureSkin Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel CreamR34.95

4. Filorga Foam CleanserR330

5. Almay Problem Solution Clay Mask, R165

6. essence PureSkin Anti-Shine Pore Refining Serum, R46.95

7. Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pore & Shine Daily Wash, R79.99

Other articles you may be interested in:
Our top five teen masks
Tinted creams for teens
Bad skincare habits
The best acne-fighting ingredients
Our top five teen toners

Written by

Anien studied English and journalism before heading off into the world of beauty. An undercover "tree hugger" and fashion lover, she's usually found with her nose in a magazine. She has far too many bottles of nail polish and is completely lost without her lip balm. Anien on Google+

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  1. Hess

    I wish I’d known all this as a teen, but I can still use it for problem skin days now!

    5 years ago •

  1. Caythe

    I’m using Neutrogena Scrub,it started off so amazing!!
    But now my skin is oily again :-(

    5 years ago •

    1. BeautySouthAfrica

      Hi Diva, these products are not restricted to teens.

      5 years ago •

  1. Mark Parr

    I never had so many different brands in my teen days, wow, the young are lucky

    5 years ago •

  1. Lelethu Njozela

    Is it always right to use different brands on your face at once?

    5 years ago •

  1. SG

    My daughter is now a teen and it’s nice to know that there is so much to choose from these days! It’s so important to look after young skin as early as possible!

    5 years ago •

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