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Morning vs. Evening Skincare - Kidskin

Morning vs. Evening Skincare

So, you’ve just started using skincare and learning all there is to know about keeping your skin healthy and glowing. But how do you know where to start when it comes to your skincare routine? There are many different products; figuring out how to work them into your own skincare routine is overwhelming! Tweens and teens have enough to worry about: school anxiety, crushes, and trying to figure what kind of care your skin type needs. We’ve summed up the perfect morning skincare and evening skincare routine for tweens and teens, so you don’t have to worry! Follow our tips, and your skin will thank you later.


Why You Need a Morning and Nighttime Skincare Routine

A skincare routine is vital to your overall health and wellbeing. Your skin needs its own TLC, just like your body and mind does. Doing a skincare routine has tons of benefits, including:

  • acne prevention
  • treatment to oily or dry skin
  • prevention of skin issues later in life
  • healthy habits at a young age

Your skin needs different things to keep it thriving when you’re fighting the urge to snooze after you wake up, and when you’re heading to your bedroom to leap into your cozy bed after a long day. When you’re getting ready for the day, morning skincare will wake you up and prep your skin for whatever the day has in store. At nighttime, your evening skincare routine will calm your skin and make you feel relaxed for a good night’s sleep.


Morning Skincare Routine

Waking up early for school can be the worst! For those mornings when you can hear your bed calling your name, your skincare routine will wake you up and send you in the right direction for a productive and positive day. Taking care of yourself with morning skincare can give you that extra boost of confidence you need to take on the day ahead. 


Cleanser gives your skin a refreshing wakeup call. Starting a morning skincare routine with cleansing makes your skin feel squeaky clean and ready for school, your soccer game, or a day at the mall with your friends. Cleansing rids your skin of any dirt and oil lingering on your skin from the night before. Plus, that refreshing splash of water on your face is enough to make you forget you were nestled under your covers five short minutes ago.

If you deal with oily skin and acne, add our T-blast Foaming Cleanser to your skincare routine. It has tea tree oil, perfect for treating oily and acne-prone skin because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Is your skin more on the sensitive side? We have the perfect gentle cleanser to ward away any dry skin and irritation. It’s a foaming cleanser, making it lightweight while still bringing hydration to your morning skincare routine. 


After you cleanse, you can’t forget to moisturize! Moisturizing will make you feel like a glowing goddess. As crucial as a cleanser is, it can actually strip your skin of some of its natural oils. Applying moisturizer after you cleanse will bring natural oils back to your face. Even if you have oily skin, you should still be moisturizing during your morning skincare routine.

 Lots of teens and tweens don’t moisturize during their morning skincare because they think it’ll just make their skin oilier. In reality, failing to hydrate your skin can cause it to produce more oils that it’s not getting from a moisturizer, making you shinier. We have a gentle skin moisturizer specifically made to be non-irritating and soothing for those of you with sensitive skin. If you have acne, our calming moisturizer might become your new best friend. It replenishes the skin without making it greasy or clogging pores. 


When you’re getting ready to tackle your day, sunscreen is a morning skincare must-have. Say “not today!” to dangerous UV rays. Whether you’re getting ready to spend a day on the beach or head off to school on a chilly winter morning, throw on some sunscreen during your morning skincare routine before heading out the door. Wearing sunscreen daily now can keep your skin out of harm’s way later in life.

A tan will look super cute for a couple of weeks, but the sun’s lasting damage isn’t worth saying no to sunscreen. Our daily sunscreen is SPF30, offering the perfect amount of protection to your skin. It’s hypoallergenic, so pretty much every skin type can use it. 

 Tween girl laying on a towel at the beach next to sunscreen.

Evening Skincare Routine

Phew, tackling everything on your to-do list was exhausting today! After a long day of schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and spending hours trying to coordinate a time to meet your friends at the movies this weekend, your skin feels just about as dull and tired as you do. Creating an evening skincare regimen will make your skin feel calm, relaxed, and ready to get some zzz’s. Since your skin replenishes itself while you’re asleep, using evening skincare is very effective


From makeup and harsh weather conditions to that chocolate ice cream stain that’s been stuck on your chin since dessert, your skin’s exposed to a lot throughout the day. A cleanser will wash the day away and make your skin feel brand new. Cleanser is essential for evening skincare because of how much you put your face through during the day. If you’re wearing makeup, remove it first, then cleanse before doing the rest of your skincare routine to keep your skin as healthy as possible. 

Spot Treatment 

As you’re standing in front of the bathroom mirror, about to do your evening skincare, you stare down the annoying pimple on your forehead that just refuses to go away. Even though it’s a totally normal thing that all teens and tweens experience, we know how hard it can be to struggle with acne and self-confidence. Using a spot treatment in your skincare routine can make stubborn breakouts fade overnight. Plop a little bit of our salicylic acid treatment on your blemishes to make them disappear. Salicylic acid does lots for your skin, including:

  • fades blemishes
  • cleans and minimizes pores
  • reduces excess oil
  • soothes the skin

It would help if you used the spot treatment with your evening skincare so your skin will have time to absorb it fully. 


Your skin might feel a little dehydrated after a long, tiring day. Replenish it during your evening skincare routine with some moisturizer! Moisturizing your skin calms it down and helps take away any irritation or dryness. When you include moisturizer in your evening skincare routine, you’re giving your skin all night to absorb the moisture and become as hydrated as possible. 

Navigating your way through a skincare routine can be complicated. We hope our tips helped steer you in the right direction for developing a morning skincare and evening skincare routine that helps your skin live its best life. You might have some bumps along the way, but as you experiment with skincare more, you’ll get to know your skin better and figure out what works best for you.

Even though you might think you and your best friend are pretty much the same people, everyone’s skin is different and requires different things. Remember to pay attention to how your skin is feeling and what it needs to thrive. Eager to learn more about skincare routines? Check out our top 10 ways to start taking care of your skin in your tweens!

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