Preteens may be a long way off from adulthood (and adult responsibilities), but that doesn’t mean that kid skin care isn’t super important! A simple face wash and moisturizing routine can mean the difference between a clear complexion or a face full of dreaded blemishes and acne.
At Kidskin, we’ve compiled our top tips for kid skin care:
- Wash your face daily
- Wear sunscreen
- Wash your hands
- Clean your phone
Wash Your Face Daily
The list for skin care preteens should practice but don’t needs to be ten steps long. The most crucial element of kid skin care is washing your face! Each day, an impressive amount of bacteria, pollutants, dirt, and dead skin collects on your face. To clear it away, you’ll need to wash your face at least once a day. Without a proper scrub each day, your pores can become clogged. Clogged pores lead to dryness, irritation, and acne.
When beginning a skincare routine, skin type makes all the difference regarding the products you should use. Be sure you know your skin type before purchasing a face wash or any other skincare products!
Even when using a gentle face soap or face cleanser, the ingredients can cause your face to dry out. That’s where a good moisturizer comes in! Using just a small amount of moisturizer on your face after washing will prevent your skin from becoming too firm or flaky and instead leave it feeling soft and smooth.
When choosing a moisturizer, make sure to look for a noncomedogenic product. Noncomedogenic means that it won’t clog your pores, keeping your skin free from blemishes and acne! Kidskin’s Calming Moisturizer for Kids is gentle, non-greasy, and noncomedogenic, the triple threat for moisturizing and suitable for all skin types.
Even when you aren’t on your way to the beach, wearing sunscreen is an excellent way to protect your skin from overexposure to the sun. Kid skin care that doesn’t include a sunblock of at least SPF30 is an incomplete skincare routine! Not only will it keep your skin free from painful sunburn, but it will also help prevent lines, discoloration, and skin cancer from developing later in life.
For a hypoallergenic, gentle option that is perfect for all skin types, try Kidskin’s Daily Sunscreen SPF30. We use zinc oxide, and red algae extract to provide you with broad-spectrum UVA UVB protection.
Wash Your Hands
To go along with washing your face, washing your hands is an essential part of skin care preteens need to keep their complexions clear. We touch our faces more times than we can count during the day, and every time we do, all the bacteria on our hands transfer to our faces. This can lead to clogged pores, irritation, redness, and acne. Make washing your hands a part of your routine, especially right before you wash your face!
Clean Off Your Phone
Preteens (and adults!) spend countless hours each day using their phones. Our phones are home to just as much bacteria, if not more, than our hands! Every time we reach for our phones or bring them to our ears, we are allowing bacteria to transfer to our faces. This bacteria gets into pores and can cause breakouts along your jawline.
Effective Skincare for Preteens
At Kidskin, we believe that, regardless of skin type, the skin care preteens practice should include products that are safe, gentle, and cruelty-free! Check out a complete list of our products on our main page and take your first steps toward proper skincare.