The best skincare tips and products for your teen
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Puberty is a period with a lot of changes and the skin is one of them. It is the stage of hormonal and physiological upheaval.
We are here to help! Not only do we have the ultimate list of tips on how to look after the skin of your adolescent, we also have the best skincare products for your teenager.
Because the hormonal and physiological imbalance can lead to dry skin, acne, rashes and blemishes. It is crucial to take some time to be kind to your skin, to start sticking to a skincare routine and to find the right products for you.
What does good skincare mean?
Cleansing, toning and moisturizing skin every day is the best way to keep your skin clean and glowing. Do not forget to clean your skin in the mornings as well to get rid of dust particles. Use plain water or mild soap! Problem skin needs to be cleansed and exfoliated (do not over-do this part!) in order to remove excess oil and dead skin cells. And even oily skin needs hydration to renew itself and therefore a daily moisturiser is essential.
More tips to keep your skin healthy and fresh:
Drink Plenty Of Water:
Water helps to keep a healthy, flawless skin. It also helps to flush out harmful toxins from your teen’s body and to keep the skin hydrated.
Eat a Balanced Diet:
A healthy and nutritious diet is important to maintain healthy-looking skin. And it is actually the best teenage skin care tip. Sodas, junk foods, sugar and caffeinated drinks easily trigger acne and blemishes. And your skin will look dull and dry.
Use simple and minimal make up:
Be careful with the use of artificial make up! Chemicals can ruin your still sensitive skin and to look beautiful your skin should be healthy and rash-free. Try to use organic brands that are gentle to your skin.
Read the ingredients list:
As mentioned above, chemicals are not good for your skin. Try to avoid them as much as you can! With up to 60% of what you put on your skin absorbed into your bloodstream, it is never too early to start an organic skin care regime.
Every person is different and finding the right product for your skin may take some trial and error effort. We have picked a few of the best products for teens to get you started on that journey. We made sure to include budget-friendly as well as natural products in our list:
Mario Badescu – Simple, gentle and effective is their philosophy. There is a line dedicated to acne prone skin types and the Acne Starter Kit might be a good intro as well as the Silver Powder. Which actually has a cult following. It helps to draw out stubborn blackheads, absorbs excess oil and impurities and (!) effectively reduces a greasy T-zone shine.
The Normaderm range from Vichy is designed for oily, blemish prone skin. The range consists of a cleansers, toners and a mix of moisturisers.
French Z&MA is a skincare line made solely for teens! And it offers a range of skincare products formulated for sensitive and acne-prone skins. You can even find a night cream, dry oil, serum or a natural lipstick.
Charlotte Vøhtz’s from Green People started creating organic skincare line when her daughter was battling multiple skin allergies and eczema. And her OY! line is made specifically for teenagers.
We believe in using ingredients like Black Willow Bark, Green Tea and Prebiotics which are kind to the skin and are extremely effective in combating acne and spots. We also use Rosehip oil, which helps to prevent spot blemishes and scarring thanks to its amazing ability to encourage tissue regeneration.
Green People also have a really good article about acne and blemish skin, the causes and best treatments on their website! Highly recommended read!
The Body Shop
Famous for their cruelty-free make-up, skincare, and hair care products. The Body Shop has products specifically for teenager skin in their range too. There is the blemish-battling Tea Tree skin care range for example or the cult Banana Truly Nourishing Hair Mask.
Max & Madeleine
Max & Madeleine never do toxins, ever. They only use clean, pure and organic ingredients that nourish your skin. And also developped a special line just for teens.
At Max & Madeleine we are committed to creating healthy families and ultimately a healthier world. We are passionate about bringing cleaner products to you and your loved ones by way of transparency, integrity and community.
The Clear Start Teen Acne Kit by Dermalogica is tough on breakouts, yet gentle on your skin. This range contains ingredients that help reduce bacteria, irritation and oiliness, which is most important at this stage of life. Clear Start takes a multi-level approach to clearing zits combining the best of nature’s botanicals and the science of skin care.
A simple, effective, healthy skincare regimen that works on the most stubborn of skin issues. The Teenage kit from Skin Owl includes ‘There’s an Avocado and Blood Orange’ Beauty Bar to cleanse without stripping, a Howlite Beauty Wand, Ylang Ylang Beauty Drops to balance and soothe, Lemongrass Beauty Mist to purify and hydrate and the Peppermint Beauty Balm to soothe and soften chapped lips.