We believe skin care for girls should be as simple and stress-free as possible, so we’ve outlined the perfect beauty routine for teens and tweens in just three simple steps. The key to a lifetime of healthy skin is to follow your skincare routine every single day.
1. Wash Your Face
Washing your face with a gentle daily cleanser is one of the best ways to maintain beautiful, healthy-looking skin every day. Dermatologist, Carole Aponte, MD recommends tweens and teens wash their face every night; if you have oily skin and/or breakouts, you can wash your face both morning and night. Remember, you don’t need to scrub and scrub as this can cause irritation. (Kids Health).
Don’t just grab any cleanser as some ingredients can do more harm than good. Be cautious of products with sulfates, parabens, and harsh chemicals that can lead to skin irritation. A great, gentle cleanser free of harsh chemicals is PREP’s PREP purifying daily cleanser to sulfate free, paraben free, and phthalate free, this cleanser can be used daily.
2. Use a Moisturizer
Keeping your skin hydrated is so important if you want to have glowing, healthy skin. And while drinking plenty of water can help in this department, you can actually lock in that moisture by applying a topical moisturizer to your skin, which can act as a physical barrier (WebMD). But just like you want to choose the right cleanser, you also want to choose a moisturizer that can protect your skin from the sun during the day and help repair your skin at night.
Wearing daily sun protection is a must in order to keep your skin protected from harmful UV rays. Choose a great moisturizer that contains natural zinc oxide to reflect the sun’s rays away from your skin, while also providing that protective barrier to lock in moisture. This PREP SPF 30 Daily Moisturizer is a two-in-one moisturizer + sunscreen, allowing you to combine two morning skin care steps into one.
3. Apply Lip Gloss with Sunscreen
Don’t forget about protecting your pretty lips! Your lips can get sunburned too and are even more susceptible to sun damage because of how thin the skin. Make sure you’re applying a SPF gloss or balm (The Skin Cancer Foundation). What we love about PREP’s SPF 15 lip gloss is that it’s super effective at keeping your lips healthy and protected, without any harsh chemicals. The formula contains a whole host of natural ingredients, including beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter, and zinc oxide. You can use the SPF 15 lip gloss as your base layer and then add on any colored lip gloss on top to mix and match colors.
The Beauty Scoop
Establishing a healthy morning beauty routine for teens and tweens can be as simple as following the three steps outlined above. If girls do want to wear makeup, remind them to keep it light and simple. After all, young skin is already glowing and fresh, so don’t hide natural beauty with makeup because it can lead to breakouts.
If you’re introducing your teen or tween to a practical, healthy skincare routine, the PREP Everyday Kit is a great place to start. In it, we’ve included our gentle face cleanser, SPF 30 daily moisturizer, and SPF lip gloss, all wrapped up in a cute cosmetic bag for easy storage and travel. Remember, establishing healthy habits now will give you a lifetime of healthy, beautiful skin!