Skip Nav
Read 'Em and Weep! 49 Tattoos Inspired by Famous Books
Ariana Grande
Whoa — Ariana Grande's Song "Side to Side" Is a Lot Dirtier Than We Thought
11 Sex-Fueled TV Shows You Can Stream on Netflix Right Now

Teenage Beauty Regimen

Dear Sugar
Today I went to a spa for my friend's sweet sixteen party and the facialist said that I should come back to have my blackheads and pimples extracted. The extractions cost $90 and I would have to come back every month for maintenance, but that is more than my parents are willing to pay. I am 15, and I was wondering if there was anything I could buy that is inexpensive but will still work. Also, are there any decently priced skin products that reduce aging? Preventative Penny

Dear Preventative Penny
There are tons of reasonably priced teenage products out there for you. You are never too young to start caring for your face, but you are only 15 so there really is no need for expensive treatments quite yet. It sounds like you need a good exfoliator for your blackheads and pimples. A good skin care regimen includes; exfoliating twice a week, washing day and night with a mild cleanser followed by a toner and moisturizer. And starting eye cream at an early age is good too. Clean and Clear's Blackhead Clearing Scrub is great for teens, and Neutrogena has an entire skin line devoted to teens. Try Neutrogena's Deep Clean Invigorating Scrub and see what you think. Keep in mind that you shouldn't over exfoliate - it can cause breakouts to irritate your skin too much. I think your facialist was trying to lure you back for another treatment. She knew you were new to this, but if you don't see pimples, then trust me, nobody else does either. Don't obsess over your skin yet - the best things you can do are to stay hydrated, keep your face clean and don't pick -- ever!

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Quote Tattoos in Spanish
Classic Latina Beauty Products
Latin American Beauty Brands to Know
Jennifer Lopez Reveals Her Number 1 Beauty Essential
Lipstick Challenge
Things Only Redheads Know
Afropunk Beauty Photos

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Love
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds