In this blog, I would like to talk about looking after pre-teen and young teen’s skins. There comes a time when our children start to enter puberty when we begin thinking about introducing them to a good skincare routine. This process can be fraught with challenges. If you introduce them to a routine that is similar to yours, it can be too much for their still-developing skin. Until a child reaches the age of 15 or 16, their skin is still immature. Alternatively, if you purchase a range designed for youngsters, they are often over-cleansing and strip their delicate skin. This dries the skin’s surface, locking oil beneath and making blockages and breakouts more likely. So the trick is to keep their routine simple using light, gentle products.
At Janesce we recommend that in the morning they start their routine with the skin-soaking ritual. A couple of drops of any of the Janesce soaking drops can be added to the water. This step is followed by the application of a floral mist. Either the Janesce Orange Blossom or Janesce Rose Petal Mist would be an appropriate choice. Then top that off with a few drops of the Janesce Suncare Lotion. This product has the combined benefit of offering protection from the sun as well as being a light textured, healing moisturiser. It doesn’t contain the plant waxes that normal moisturisers would have so it is ideal for a teenagers fine skin. If there is a chance that they are going to be exposed to a lot of sun, they may also need to add a commercial sunblock after this step.
At night, it is not necessary for them to cleanse unless they have been wearing makeup or a commercial sunblock. In this case, dilute a little Rose Petal Cleanser to gently dissolve these products from their skin. Otherwise, soaking their skin will offer a gentle cleanse, removing any dust, dirt or traces of perspiration. Follow this with the application of their floral mist. The Janesce floral mists contain plant proteins which form a fine film over their skin, locking in precious moisture.
This simple routine will protect their skin without over burdening it. Once they reach the age of 15 or 16, you can introduce them to a full skin care routine.
If your teen is experiencing breakouts or pimples, their routine can be slightly adjusted and we need to look at their diet and lifestyle to help reduce the impact of those hormones coursing through their blood stream.
In the next blog, I will talk about how to dealing with breakouts in more detail.