From causes to cosmetics, skin-consciousness is on adolescents’ minds while
on the brink of — and entering — young adulthood.
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Beauty becomes skin-deep
Inside the cardboard box senior Charlotte Cobb ordered a week earlier was pink glossy lining and black block letters reading “Skin first. Makeup second.” In addition to the cleanser and moisturizer she ordered, was pink bubble wrap, a complimentary pack of stickers, and a poster.
The sleek, simplistic packaging of many trending skincare brands may lead onlookers to question whether their popularity ...
Personalized skin care gets spotty
From over-the-counter products to high-end, independent skin care brands, a plethora of treatment options are available for teens looking to eliminate acne, despite the possibility of undesirable side effects.
“I had to go through a couple of products before I found what I think works best for me,” junior Francesca Petruzzelli said. “I do buy treatments from the drugstore, I have my routine, and ...
Acne types go beyond the surface
After reluctantly rolling out of bed in the morning, many adolescents meet a mirror to what can be an aggravating revelation of painful red bumps or small black and white spots, that somehow emerged overnight.
“It definitely changed how I viewed my physical appearance,” senior Mackenzie Maly, who has struggled with acne since the beginning of her freshman year, said. “I was pretty insecure, espe...