What is the Best Skincare for Advice Teenage Skin?
It is never too early to start caring for your skin - and getting into good skin care habits before you become a teen is the ideal time to start.
The good news is that it does not take up too much of your time and it does not have to cost the earth.
Protecting your skin from the weather
The summer sun and the harsh cold and winds of winter can all take their toll on our sensitive skin. You will be encouraged to use a high factor sunscreen to prevent sun damage, but these commercial sunscreens come with their own risks and toxicity.
You can find natural sunscreens instead or shade your face with a big hat when out in the sun. Protect your skin from the cold winds by making sure it is well moisturized. We tell you about our own Simply Face Oil later in this article.
Keeping your face clean
It is vital that pre-teens and teens are concerned about daily cleansing, making sure to wash your face in the morning and at night (natural soap and warm water is one suggestion, removing with a clean washcloth). If you have make-up to be removed (and of course you should never sleep in your makeup), here is an inexpensive natural makeup remover to make yourself at home.
- 2 tablespoons oil such as almond, extra virgin olive oil or jojoba
- 2 tablespoons filtered water
- Combine the ingredients in a bottle and shake before each use. Use a round cotton pad or cotton ball soaked with the remover to remove makeup. Be gentle around the eyes as this skin is the most delicate area of the face.
Making sure you moisturize your face
Always moisturize with a natural moisturizer after you wash and dry your face. Our Simply Face Oil is very economical to use and a one of a kind all-purpose moisturizing oil which leaves no sticky residue. Your skin will quickly absorb the formula, providing a day long barrier of moisture, tightening and toning the skin while promoting a clear and glowing appearance.
Use a weekly exfoliator
An exfoliator removes the top layer of dead skin cells while encouraging new skin to come to the surface faster.
You need to exfoliate only once or twice a week, using a relatively gentle product. Don't scrub (it won't help with acne or blackheads) and don't over-exfoliate.
A reasonably priced suggestion for exfoliating is to use coconut oil and natural sea salt.
Here is a recipe for a coconut oil and sea salt facial scrub:
- 1 cup melted coconut oil
- ½ cup finely milled sea salt
- 10-15 drops Essential oils
- Whip the ingredients together, store in a sealed jar and use once or twice a week.
Handling the appearance and any outbreaks of acne
There can be considerable challenges for your skin when you are a teen with hormonal surges leading to the enlargement of the oil glands, making teen skin oily and creating large pores and blackheads. It can be hard to imagine for most teens that the acne stage will eventually pass. But in the meantime, avoid sleeping in makeup as this can easily lead to an acne breakout or perhaps developing a bumpy rash called perioral or periocular dermatitis.
Nourishing the skin
Just as your body needs nourishment and vitamins, so does your skin. One of the ideal ways to do this is with our Simply Vitamin Skin Oil which is one of a kind nutritional blend of oils to feed the delicate facial skin. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and Omega fatty acids (all essential for the balance and nourishment of the skin), this rare formula is made from a blend of pure natural cold pressed and expeller pressed precious oils with a small molecular structure so they can penetrate the skin.
Avoid sharing makeup with your friends
Don't share makeup as you may end up sharing your friend’s germs. Sharing eye and lips products is especially risky. Instead of trying your friend’s new purchases, rather get your own. The same warning comes with trying out sample lipsticks and more on a beauty counter. Keep your beauty products to the minimum because products that have been sitting around for some time can harbor bacteria.
Keep your hands clean
One way to help your skin stay healthy is to protect it from dirt and too many germs. Wash your hands before you touch your face or touch-up your makeup and regularly clean other surfaces that touch your skin, such as your phone.
Being a teen should be a fun time. Take charge of your skin care with these tips so that a clear, fresh complexion will put a smile back on your face.