Best Natural Skincare for Teenage Girls
With a teenager daughter I’m often asked what natural skincare I buy her.
Having just turned 50 (!), my personal skin challenges are around ageing 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 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!
You’ll notice that many of the products we choose to use are from Young Living. You need to become a member in order to buy their products. I would appreciate if you use my name and member number if you sign up: 11591051. You can find out how to join up here. Feel free to email me if you have any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
This cleanser appeals to teens not just in terms of packaging aesthetics but also to their eco-friendly sensibilities. These fab cleanser bars are 100% zero waste, compostable and designed to last three to six times longer regular bottled cleansers!
This one is great for all skin types but especially dry and sensitive skin.
This face wash is made from naturally derived ingredients, including lavender essential oil, and is great for sensitive skin. The hypoallergenic formula gently cleanses surface oils and removes dirt and makeup without making skin feel dry or tight. We just use this one when we’re in the shower.
Made from a combination of beautiful essential oils and naturally derived, plant-based ingredients that are non-comedogenic and vegan-friendly.
This is a great one for hydrating, balancing and protecting oily and overactive skin.
Great for day and night and for those dry areas and sensitive skin.
The peppermint essential oil in this makes it so fresh and cleansing. Just don’t use it around the eyes! I use this product myself too, it just sits in the shower.
My daughter just loves a good scrub and she loves how this one leaves her skin feeling soft and smooth.
I recently bought this as a little treat for my daughter as she loves her masks, she was so excited and her skin felt so refreshed afterwards. The pack comes with 4 individually wrapped masque’s inside.
This one is ideal for oily, combination or acne prone skin types as it draws out impurities and controls breakouts.
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
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.
Naturally derived, maximum-strength salicylic acid from Wintergreen helps clear acne blemishes, pimples, and blackheads and the Tea Tree essential oil helps cleanse your skin, while Manuka oil reduces the appearance of blemishes …Can be used daily.
Other natural products my daughter loves
These are great oils to pop into the bath after her big sporting sessions.
This is the only deodorant she uses and the best natural one we could find. We love the scent and the performance and no aluminium! It’s the one I use too.
Shampoo and Conditioner
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What are your teen’s favourite natural skincare products? I’d love to hear in the comments below.