How to help your child or tween develop a healthy skin care routine Are your tween’s pimples triggering memories of when you went through puberty? Don’t worry – with a little bit of self care, your child won’t have to go through the acne disasters you may have ...
How to help your child or tween develop a healthy skin care routine
Are your tween’s pimples triggering memories of when you went through puberty? Don’t worry – with a little bit of self care, your child won’t have to go through the acne disasters you may have gone through at that age. Finding the best skin care products to tackle your tween’s biggest acne problems is not easy. Here’s how to pick the best kids skin care products for kids and tweens!
To your child, acne and skin problems can feel like the weight of the world is coming down on their shoulders. It’s important to remember that (unfortunately) pimples, body odor and oily hair are all part of the growing up process. Even ugly ducklings blossom into beautiful swans. While your kids may be going through some tough growing pains, before you know it, they will transform into great looking young adults. The best thing you can do for your tweens and teens now is to provide the right products to help tame overactive sebaceous glands and set them up for a lifetime of great skin care. After age 30, skin cell turnover slows down, so what kids put on their face now, will be the foundation of youthful skin for their future.
Best Gentle Wash for Kids and Tweens
Like adults, the first step to a simple kids and tweens skin care routine is to use a gentle wash. A gentle wash is one that contains few ingredients. Gentle skin care washes work well on any skin type because they generally don’t strip the skin of the natural barrier that is present on the skin. For oily skin, a light foaming cleanser with a small amount of willow bark and/or salicylic acid will help keep pimples away. Willow bark contains salicin – from which salicylic acid is derived – which helps calm irritated skin while clearing up blemishes and cleansing the skin.
Should Kids and Tweens Use Moisturizer?
The simple answer is yes! A water-based, lightweight moisturizer will help keep skin soft and supple and will not clog pores. Many tweens are afraid of using a daily moisturizer on their face because they think it will make their skin even more oily. Truth is, water-based moisturizers actually help keep acne (and wrinkles) away. Remember to look for ingredients including aloe, jojoba, vitamin A and vitamin E that all work well to nourish the skin.
Do Kids and Tweens Use Sunscreen?
Protecting your kids, tweens and teen’s skin from the damaging UVA and UVB rays of the sun is a no brainer. Choose a daily moisturizing sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 to prevent wrinkles, age spots, or worse, skin cancer later in life.
To foster good skincare habits in your kids and tweens, it’s important to start as early as possible. Helping them develop a skincare routine not only to cleanse and nourish the skin, but also to protect it from sun damage by using sunscreen daily, is the most effective way to prevent not just skin cancer, but wrinkles, age spots and sun damage for your kids through adulthood.
Show them how to use their gentle cleanser first, followed by moisturizer twice per day; and sunscreen before leaving the house.
TBH KIDS is the perfect place to start for taking care of kids and tweens skin. Gentle and Spot Washes and Wipes offer a simple solution to daily grime and help kids start getting in the habit of caring for their skin. The fun, youthful packaging is geared towards tweens to encourage them to use the entire line and know that is made just for their changing bodies. Puberty sucks; TBH Kids is here to help.