How to Care for Acne-Prone Teenage Skin

Establishing a gentle and effective skincare routine during adolescence is crucial, as your body and skin undergo significant changes. At MISMO, we believe that using the right products consistently can help keep your skin in its best condition and lay the groundwork for long-term skin health.

During puberty, hormone fluctuations lead to enlarged sebaceous glands and increased oil (sebum) production. The accumulation of oil, along with dead skin cells, dirt, sweat, and makeup, can clog pores and contribute to common teenage skin issues like blackheads, whiteheads, and acne.

Teenage Skin
While hormones play a significant role, factors such as genetics, lifestyle, stress, and diet also contribute to these skin concerns.

It's important not to overwhelm yourself with an extensive skincare routine at a young age. The market offers a multitude of colourful and enticing products targeting adolescents, which can be overwhelming.

For a solid foundation, start with a simple three-step skincare routine:

  • cleanser
  • spot treatment
  • moisturiser

    Once you establish this routine, you can gradually incorporate specific ingredients and products to address skin concerns such as acne. However, it's best to introduce new products slowly, always patch test, and maintain consistency.

    Quick fixes for acne-prone skin don't exist. Unfortunately, toothpaste doesn't dry out spots as many believe.

    Basic Skincare Habits In addition to a simple skincare routine, here are some basic skin hygiene tips:

    • Avoid touching your face excessively.
    • Wash your hands regularly.
    • Maintain a healthy, balanced diet.
    • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
    • Thoroughly cleanse your makeup off, especially before bed or exercise.
    • Treat your skin gently.
    • Avoid picking or popping pimples.
    • Wash your pillowcases and bedding regularly.
    • Clean your phone screen and sunglass frames.
    • Use 'non-comedogenic' products. 

    STEP 1- Cleanser
    Clearing away dead skin cells, dirt, oil, sweat, and makeup is crucial for maintaining a fresh and clear complexion. Many cleansers marketed for teenage acne can be harsh and strip the skin's natural oils, exacerbating the issue as the sebaceous glands compensate for the loss.

    For teenage skin, we recommend MISMO Active Face Cleanser. This gentle, non-comedogenic gel formula effectively cleanses and balances the skin, due to its ability to dissolve dead skin cells through the use of AHA/BHA's.

    STEP 2 – Spot Treatment

    MISMO Blemish Gel provides pH balance, calms redness, controls bacteria, reduces excess oil and inflammation. Contains aloe vera, Ac.Net™, MSM and hyaluronic acid for excellent hydration. 

    Acne scars will also be greatly improved. Blemish Gel is fragrance-free and will not dry your skin.

    STEP 3 - Moisturise
    A moisturiser forms a protective barrier on the skin's surface, minimising water loss and safeguarding against environmental irritants.

    MISMO's Boost Oil-Free Moisturiser is a lightweight, non-greasy, non-shiny, water-based formulation that leaves skin looking and feeling soft and smooth. Oil-free formula absorbs quickly and won't clog pores so is perfect for problem skin.

    STEP 4 – SPF
    Starting sun protection early is a decision you won't regret. Incorporating SPF into your skincare routine during your teenage years helps ensure better skin health in the future.

    Like brushing your teeth, applying sunscreen should be the last step in your daily skincare routine.

    We recommend Ultra Moisturising SPF Sunscreen which contains high concentrations of Zinc, MSM and hyaluronic acid for excellent hydration.


    For those on an acne skincare journey, we offer the MISMO Anti-Acne Bundle, including the Active Face Cleanser, Blemish Gel, and Boost Oil-Free Moisturiser.

    In addition to an effective skincare routine, here are additional tips for promoting healthy skin:

    • Shower after exercise or sweating.
    • Limit heavy makeup.
    • Clean your makeup brushes and sponges.
    • Avoid using toners.
    • Ensure your hair products are thoroughly rinsed out.
    • Protect your skin from excessive sun exposure.
    • Prioritise stress management and mental well-being.
    • Limit refined sugar and saturated fats in your diet.

    MISMO is here to support you on your journey to healthier, happier skin. Feel free to reach out to us for personalised skincare advice and recommendations. Together, let's nurture your skin and embrace the beauty of self-care.

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