Best Natural Skincare for Teenage Girls
With a teenager daughter I’m often asked what natural skincare I buy her.
Being in my early 50’s, my personal skin challenges are around aging and dehydration, whereas when I was a teenager it was all related to puberty, hormone imbalances and haywire skin! Teen skin issues are mostly centred around oily skin due to overactive oil glands, which can cause blocked pores resulting in breakouts and blackheads.
At this age, they also can shed too many dead skin cells which can also clog pores and lead to blackheads, whiteheads and pimples. Then there’s the issue of bacteria getting caught inside the pores causing inflammation, redness, and irritation, basically the start of acne.
It’s easy to see why it’s important for our teens to get into a good skin care routine!
Using natural products becomes even more important because young skin is still sensitive and delicate. At the very least, I recommend a daily cleanser and moisturiser, plus gentle exfoliation once a week. We do love a soothing face mask every 2-3 weeks as well.
Now you know how I feel about any products full of harmful chemicals #nogozone but when we’re talking teens, I enforce this philosophy even more stringently because the last thing we want to do to our kids when they are going through massive changes in their development is bombard their growing bodies with harmful chemicals.
Have a look at this youth-led study looking into personal care products as a source of exposure to potentially endocrine-disrupting chemicals such as phthalates, parabens, triclosan, and benzophenone-3 (BP-3) for adolescent girls.
Below I’ve put together our favourite tried and tested skincare products which my daughter loves and which keeps her health safe. All of these products apply to my teenage son as well but good luck getting him to use them!
Manuka Biotic Natural Face Cleanser
This cleanser nourishes the skin and help clear it of impurities. It works for all skin types, and can be used on a daily basis. It’s great for tweens and teens to help keep their skin healthy without drying it out.
This one is great for all skin types but especially dry and sensitive skin.
Andalou Naturals Acai + Kombucha Oil Free Moisturiser
This is a great one for hydrating, balancing, and protecting oily and overactive skin.
Rawww Activiate – ME Moisturiser
This one is ideal for oily and breakout-prone skin, This moisturiser contains lots of antioxidants and vitamins to support healthy skin structure and protect adolescent skin from environmental stressors.
Pollens Botanicals Honey and Sugar Scrub
My daughter just loves a good scrub and she loves how this one leaves her skin feeling soft and smooth.
Antipodes Halo Skin- Brightening Facial Mud Mask
This can be used twice a week and was created for blemish-prone, pigmented, and dull, tired skin but is also ideal for any type of skin in need of an instant, brightening lift. It has the scent of vanilla, raspberry, wild berry and musk.
All in one Skin Care Packs
This pack includes cleanser, exfoliant, moisturiser(lotion) and a treatment mist and is great way to try a complete range at a reasonable price.
Treatments for Skin Breakouts
Tea Tree essential oil (Palm oil free. Australian sourced)
Has incredible cleansing properties and is great to pop a drop onto the end of a cotton tip and pop onto the blemish (especially if recently popped!). But spot test on your jawline or arm first to make sure there’s no adverse reaction. We also love this one, also Australian made and vegan.
This is an antibacterial, pocket-size, solid stick formulated to target pimples with healing, therapeutic ingredients.
Other natural products my daughter loves
These are great oils to pop into the bath after her big sporting sessions.
Eco Lavender Essential Oil or Tinderbox Lavender Essential Oil
Eco Eucalyptus Essential Oil or Tinderbox Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eco Peppermint Essential Oil or Tinderbox Peppermint Oil
Life Basics Breathable Nail Polish
Shampoo and Conditioner
Grown Alchemist Anti-Frizz Shampoo
Grow Alchemist Anti-Frizz Conditioner
Dr Bronner’s Organic Hand and Body Lotion Orange Lavender
Find out my Top 5 essential oils to keep my own skin healthy and glowing and find out The Best Natural Sunscreens (and what to avoid).
What are your teen’s favourite natural skincare products? I’d love to hear in the comments below.
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