Why Kids and Tweens Need to Use Face Wash - Kidskin

Why Kids and Tweens Need to Use Face Wash

Many kids and tweens don’t start washing their face until they start seeing the first signs of acne forming, but by then they may already feel embarrassed or uncomfortable in their own skin. It’s important to develop the habit of washing your face when you’re younger because it will be a crucial part of your skincare routine for the rest of your life!

Why Do You Need to Wash Your Face?

Did you know that throughout one day the skin on your face becomes covered in bacteria, pollutants, viruses, dirt, and dead skin cells? That’s a lot for your skin to deal with all on its own. That’s why we developed face cleansers for kids. Without washing your face, your skin can develop layers of dirt and dead skin cells that block your pores and make it difficult for products to penetrate your skin.

Teen washing their face.

What Happens if You Don’t Wash Your Face?

If you never washed your face, or you stop washing your face for an extended period, your pores would become clogged, resulting in acne, dryness, or irritation. Your skin could look dirty, oily, and become itchy over time.

If all of this is making you immediately want to wash your face, we’re glad to hear it! But, there’s a lot of face washes and skin care products out there. Walk into a pharmacy, beauty store, or simply open a new tab on your browser and you’re likely to be overwhelmed with options. Not all skincare products are created equal, and most of the products you see aren’t made to be face cleansers for kids. At Kidskin, we worked with a team of chemists and dermatologists to create the perfect tween face wash. Here are two products we recommend for keeping your skin happy and healthy.


If you’re looking for a tween face wash made for oily, problematic or acne-prone skin, the T-Blast Foaming Cleanser is for you. It’s a lightweight and foamy cleanser that uses tea tree oil to cut through face oil without drying out your skin. It also is an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory cleanser, so it can stop blemishes in their tracks and reduce the redness of any blemishes that have come to the surface.

Kidskin T-Blast foaming cleanser for kids

Have you had a difficult time finding face cleansers for kids that are safe to use on sensitive skin, eczema, rosacea, dry skin, or oily skin? We had the same problem, which is why we created the Gentle Skin Cleanser. Featuring powerful antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and anti-bacterial ingredients, this mild, foaming cleanser offers the perfect balance of hydration and lightweight consistency. It specifically focuses on healing sensitive, irritated, and compromised skin conditions.

Gentle cleanser for kids

Now that you know why washing your face is a crucial part of any skincare routine, it’s time to pick your cleanser and get washing. You can over scrub your face though, so we recommend washing your face once in the morning and again before bed. You can shop all safe tween face wash and skincare products in our store now.

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