Developing a skincare routine is a fun, exciting time for your little one (or anyone!) to learn more about caring for themself — and the new year is an amazing time to get started. Not only is skincare important to keep your skin healthy and beautiful, but it can also make your daughter feel ultra-glamorous in the morning and evening. Tweens and teens can be especially susceptible to troublesome skin, struggling with issues like acne or excessive dryness or oiliness, so piecing together an effective skincare routine can restore and maintain their skin’s health while giving an extra boost of confidence to tackle each day. If your daughter has been in the groove to begin her skincare journey, below you’ll find the ultimate skincare routine that’ll cleanse, refresh and soothe her skin, using some of our favorite safe, gentle and clean kids skincare products. These beginner-friendly products will guide your daughter along her skincare journey while emphasizing her inner glow.
Step 1: Facial Cleanser
A gentle cleanser is non-negotiable. It’s a must to remove all of the dirt, makeup, dust and other acne-causing build-ups that clog your pores throughout the day or night. Be sure to find a mild cleanser — it’s important because it’ll cleanse the skin of all that gunk while maintaining a bit of its natural oil, leaving it fresh, clean and smooth after rinsing. Our go-to is the 9021-GLOW! Fresh Start Cleanser because it also contains an anti-pollution complex to arm your skin with the protection it needs to maintain its shine in any environment. It’s a staple in a beginner's set and your daughter will love the smooth results after she massages the bubbly jelly formula onto her face.
Step 2: Moisturizer
After cleansing, a moisturizer will lock in your skin’s moisture, protect from irritation and help your skin maintain its balance to avoid headaches like acne and flakiness that come with excessive oiliness or dryness. Our tween and teen-friendly 9021-GLOW! Fresh Start Moisturizer is truly the key to gorgeous, glowy skin as it’s water-based, lightweight and super moisturizing. A water-based moisturizer will work to replenish the skin’s nutrients to give a healthy shine while ditching the heavy ingredients seen in many oil-based moisturizers that can fill pores and cause breakouts. This moisturizer also features unique anti-pollution and blue light complexes to protect from everyday irritants. Have your daughter squirt a dime-sized dollop of this product into her hand and work it into her face and neck each morning and evening.
Bonus: Makeup-Cleansing Towelettes
If your little one is into makeup, she’ll definitely need to stock up on makeup wipes to remove her makeup! These face-cleansing wipes are easy to use and can be thrown in any bag or purse. Although these cannot replace a daily facial cleanser, they will offer a gentle cleanse that will quickly refresh her skin throughout the day (say, after gym class?) and remove makeup with ease. The My Stellar Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes are soaked in a gentle micellar water formula, infused with chamomile, licorice root and vitamins to leave the skin feeling healthy and soft. Simply swipe the towelettes over your skin when needed and reseal the pack for next time. Follow up with a normal cleaner or leave skin as if you’re in a pinch. We recommend keeping a few packs on deck at all times — one to keep in her bathroom, locker, duffel, etc. so she can always feel confident, clean and fresh-faced during her busy day.
This simple trio is the perfect start to the skincare world and will help your daughter learn her skin as she gets into a steady routine. We encourage all tweens and teens to use products that make their skin happy, meaning smooth, clear, and moisturized. And as your daughter begins her journey, be sure to stress the necessities like drinking tons of water to hydrate from within and avoiding popping pimples to negate the spread of bacteria. To celebrate her new adventure, you can also surprise her with this adorable pink headband to keep the hair out of her face as she does her thing each morning and night — we promise, she’ll love it.