Teen Skin Care
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KrystaI hate that picture of me.
KateShe has such long hair, look how short it is here.
KrystaHi I'm Krysta.
KateHi, I'm Kate.
JasmineHi, I'm Jasmine.
MargaretHi, I'm Margaret.
AllLike most girls, we love to pore over yearbooks and magazines.
KateOh my God, I love those shoes
KrystaAnd practice our makeup skills on each other. Give your face to me.
KateStop getting it on my lips,
KrystaI didn't mean to, your lips just get in the way.
AllSome of us are better than others!
KateWow, I can see all the "beautifulness" in my face. I want to take this makeup off cause it ain't working.
KrystaBut that got us to thinking. What should we use to remove makeup? In fact, what's the best way to take care of our skin? So we decided to ask the experts. Dr. K — he's a dermatologist — and Cindy Hall, a beauty specialist, answered our questions.
MargaretWhat's the best eye, cheek and lip makeup to use?
Cindy HallYou want to use something that is mineral based, because it's not going to clog the pores. A lot of the products that are out in the stores are liquid based and they can cause you to have breakouts.
JasmineColor in the lines…It's color by number... (laugh)
KrystaIs it safe to share makeup?
Scott Karempelis, MDIt's probably not a good idea. If there was anything contagious that someone might have you certainly wouldn't want to get that.
KrystaKate! What did you do to me?
JasmineHow do you remove makeup safely?
Cindy HallIf you tend to be a little oily, I would suggest that you use a gel cleanser, one that kind of foams up a little bit, It's always good just to use your hands in circular motions over your whole face- be sure to cover everything. It's better to rinse your face with water instead of using a washcloth because sometimes washcloths can still have bacteria left on them.
KrystaWhat if you're allergic to whatever you use?
Scott Karempelis, MDIn most cases it's because you've probably just used too harsh of a cleanser with probably an abrasive in it and made it all rough and raw and rashy, and in that case it's easy to change your cleanser to a mild moisturizing cleanser.
JasmineShould I use exfoliating products?
Scott Karempelis, MDIt depends on what you're using exfoliating for.
KrystaIn case you're wondering, exfoliating means scrubbing the dead skin off.
KateIt really does feel like really soft sand.
MaggieOh my Gosh, that feels so cool.
Scott Karempelis, MDBy removing the dead layers of skin your skin has a very nice glow. Makeup goes on better. Too harsh an exfoliation which is what we tend to do when we want to get rid of acne and that sort of thing is probably not a good thing.
KrystaJoin us next time when we find out about the best sunscreens to use.
AllFor WebMD, we're Krysta, Katie, Jasmine and Margaret.