Teen Health Course 3

Chapter 15: Personal Care and Consumer Choices

Student Web Activities - Lesson 1 - Love the Skin You Are In

Love the Skin You Are In


As you know, taking care of your skin is a key part of caring for your overall health. On the Web site below, you will learn about the importance of the skin and its parts, as well as some of the common skin problems associated with adolescence and how to treat them.

Link to explore : Excellent Health for T.E.E.N.S.:


  • Start at the Excellent Health for T.E.E.N.S. Web site.
  • Read the topics related to skin.
  • Take notes as you read. When you are done reading, answer the questions below.
  • Finally, using the information from the link, create a skin care basics fact sheet. Include information on the common problems teens have with their skin and how to deal with them.

What is skin and what are some of the jobs it does?
What are the three parts of the skin?
What are some of the problems that the skin can develop?
How can acne breakouts be reduced?
Where is melanin produced and what does it do?
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