The teenage years are the biggest time of change and development physically, mentally and socially. Physical changes can wreak havoc on the skin for our tempestuous teens. While hormones play a vital role in these changes, a good skin care regime and knowing how to treat pimples can make all the difference to their skin now and in the future.


We spoke to Louisa Hollenberg, of Earth and Skin, Miami, on her top tips for treating teen skin.


“First, let’s talk hormones,” she says. “The body’s adrenal gland is switched on at puberty, which causes production of hormones called androgens. Androgens are responsible for many changes including an increase in sebum production (the skin’s oil) which, combined with bacteria and inflammation, can contribute to the appearance of pimples and acne.


“Now is the perfect time for your teen to develop a good skincare regime. The correct daily routine will not only help them to treat pimples now, but set them up for a lifetime of better looking skin in the future.  And the knowledge gained from the correct advice about caring for their skin helps with self-esteem issues teens often have about their appearance,” she says.


Teen skincare doesn’t need to be expensive – or laden with chemicals to treat excess oil production or blemishes. Your teen can learn how to make masks to treat their skin condition naturally, with ingredients commonly found in the kitchen at Earth and Skin’s Teenage Skin Workshop these Easter holidays.


Workshop participants will learn the importance of a good skincare regime, how to care for their skin at home, and the use of natural skincare products. With limited spaces available, bookings are essential.


WHAT // Teenage Skin Workshop

WHERE // Earth and Skin, Miami One Shopping Centre, Miami QLD

WHEN // Saturday 11 April

COST // $40 per person

BOOK // Call Louisa on 0414 727 319 to reserve your place


Learn more about caring for teen skin and popping the myths on zits in the March issue of haven, out now.


Courtney Robinson

Courtney Robinson  

Courtney Robinson is a Gold Coast mum, passionate foodie, whole foods recipe creator and personal trainer certified in holistic digestive health and nutrition. Follow @athletist_ or visit athletist.com.au for recipes, workout tips and training hacks.