Teenage Skincare Routine

Best SkinCare Routine for Teenagers

The teenage years can be a wild and sometimes unpredictable ride, as the body transitions from adolescence to adulthood.

During this period, there are many hormonal changes.

As a result, teenagers may struggle with acne and/or other skin problems. 

This can be challenging to navigate, as it may negatively impact a teenager’s self-esteem … and especially at a time when they’re seeking belonging amongst their peers and trying to fit in.

In this blog post, we'll explore some of the most common teenage skin concerns and recommend natural ingredients that can help address them. 

Teenage Acne Skincare

Characteristics of Teenage Skin

The teenage years brings with it a myriad of hormonal changes.

One effect that this has on teenage skin is that it boosts the production of sebum, the skin’s natural oil.

Excess sebum means pores are more likely to be clogged, leading to acne breakouts.

An excess of sebum can also lead to dry skin (which may seem counter-intuitive) as it makes it more difficult for the skin to retain adequate moisture. 

Hormonal changes can also cause redness and blotchiness, which further adds to frustrations!

Best Skincare Routine for Teenagers

The teenage years are a good time to put in place a skincare routine. 

We recommend keeping it simple for young skins.

You may wish to try a routine for teenagers with the following steps:

  1. A gentle cleanser

  2. A gentle facial moisturiser

  3. Sunscreen to protect

  4. Spot treatment for acne if needed

Best Cleanser for Teenage Skin

Melvory’s Green Tea cleanser is fragrance & preservatives free, making it a great choice for teenage skin.

It is a gentle foaming cleanser made with Green Tea (packed with antioxidants) and enriched with the benefits of Aloe Vera. This cleanser effectively removes impurities such as sweat and dirt from your skin (which may clog pores) without stripping the skin of its natural oils.

It’s simple to use and a great way to introduce teeagers to the steps of using a cleanser.

Dispense cleanser onto palms and lather with water until it foams. Massage gently over wet skin in small circulation motions avoiding the eyes, then rinse!

Best Moisturiser for Teenage Skin

Melvory’s probiotic moisturiser is nasties-free and does not contain any synthetic fragrance, making it especially suitable for young teenage skin.

It’s a silky, moisture-enriched cream containing lactobacilli probiotic (healthy bacteria) that clears away the bad bacteria on your skin. 

It is also loaded with ingredients including rosehip, cucumber and aloe vera further delivering powerful and protective superfoods, further providing nourishment for the skin. 

Best Sunscreen for Teenage Skin

Melvory’s SPF 50 natural mineral sunscreen is a great choice for your teeanger. 

It’s made with certified organic ingredients and has vegan certification. It is without any of the toxic chemicals.

It delivers top-notch sun protection, leaves no white cast, is reef-safe and water resistant for up to 40 minutes.

Consistent Skincare Routine for Teenagers

Your teen may not have the time or motivation to implement a skincare routine. However, the more consistent your teen is, the better their skin will be in the long run.

That’s why we recommend keeping the routine simple.

Steer away from harsh chemicals and lean into natural products (which better helps the skin to settle into its own equilibrium).

Best SkinCare Products for Teenage Skin Concerns

Teenage Acne Treatments

Acne is perhaps the most common skin concern among teenagers. It can be caused by a variety of factors including genetics and poor skincare habits. The most common reason it occurs during adolescence as discussed above, is due to hormonal changes.

To address acne, it is important to maintain a consistent skincare routine. 

You may also wish to consider incorporating acne-fighting skincare products that contain natural ingredients like probiotic, witch hazel, or aloe vera.

Melvory has designed an Acne Clearing Kit which contains a powerful combination of 4 products formulated to reduce breakouts and to help improve acne-prone skin.

It contains two of the products that we recommend to be used on a regular basis as part of any teenage skincare routine (green tea cleanser and the probiotic face cream), as well as two additional products which acne prone teenage skin will especially benefit from (the orange blossom toner, and the blueberry Vitamin C serum).

A trial size of the acne clearing kit is available, so you can test whether your skin loves these products. However for best results, we recommend consistent use of these products twice daily for at least 8 weeks.

Natural Skincare for Teenagers

Teenage Dry Skin

The excess production of sebum can also lead to dry skin, which may seem counterintuitive! This is because excess sebum can prevent the skin from effectively retaining moisture.

To address dry skin, it's important to use a moisturizer that's suitable for your skin type. 

Look for natural ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, or hemp seed oil, which can help hydrate and nourish your skin without clogging your pores.

If your teenager is suffering with dry skin, Melvory’s hemps seed butter is luxuriously thick, and may be a suitable moisturiser to help with dry, flaky skin.

Can Melvory’s Hemp Seed Butter be Used on the Face?

Hemp butter is considered to be non-comedogenic, which means that it's less likely to clog pores compared to other heavy oils or butters. To minimize the risk of clogged pores or breakouts when using hemp butter on the face, it's important to use a small amount of the product and to apply it evenly over the skin. It's also important to make sure that the skin is clean and free of other heavy products, such as makeup or sunscreen, before applying the hemp butter.

So in short, the answer is yes! Melvory’s Hemp Seed Butter can be used on the face, but it's important to use it in moderation and to pay attention to how your skin reacts to the product.

You can read some of the reviews here.

Natural Skincare for Teenagers

Teenage Oily Skin

Teenagers may experience oily skin due to hormonal changes, including the boost in the production of sebum. This can often lead to clogged pores, blackheads, and acne.

To combat oily skin, it's important to cleanse your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser.

You may also consider using natural ingredients like green tea, rose water, or papaya extract, which can help regulate your skin's oil production and balance your complexion.

Melvory’s Oily Skin Set contains four amazing products targetted for oil control and to help reduce breakouts. You can explore it here

Preventing Acne Scarring for Teenage Skin

As Acne may be a relatively new phenomenon for your teenager, you may be concerned about the risk of scarring.

While some scars may fade over time, others may be more persistent. To address scarring, you may consider using natural ingredients like rosehip oil, ginseng oil, lavender oil or acai berry oil, which can help promote skin regeneration and reduce the appearance of scars.

You can explore these products here:

Final Words about Teenage Skin Concerns

Teenage skincare concerns are common, and in many cases will pass. In the meantime they can be addressed by using natural ingredients that are gentle, effective and safe for your teenager's skin.

If you or your teenager is experiencing persistent skin issues however, it is important to consult a dermatologist who can provide personalised recommendations and treatment options.

Healthy skin starts with consistent care and a positive attitude towards yourself and your body.

Teenage years is a great time to put some of these in place. 

*The information provided is general in nature and not intended to be medical advice. If you have concerns and are in doubt, always seek the advice of a medical professional.