A Guide to Looking After Your Skin in Your Teens

Friday, 16 September 2016  |  Sarah

Skincare Through the Years - A Guide to Looking After Your Skin in Your Teens

Teenage Skin Care Guide

Proper skincare is something we should all be concerned with, but with so many products on the market and so much information all around us it is sometimes hard to find the ultimate product or skincare routine that suits us best. What’s more, your general skin type can change over time, which means your skin will definitely have different requirements when you’re 25, 45 or 75 years old.

Thank goodness for the internet, because we don’t all have hundreds of pounds a month we can spend on expensive skincare products and treatments. However, it’s also easy to get lost when browsing the world wide web for information. That is why we have set up this series of articles about Skincare Through the Years, in which we talk about skincare facts and the best beauty products for every age group.

Skincare in Your Teens – The Breakdown

Children and teenagers usually don’t bother taking care of their skin and it’s the parents’ responsibility to detect and respond to dry skin or skin conditions such as eczema or allergic reactions. But once puberty hits, so does acne. And teenagers suddenly become quite aware of what’s happening to their skin. We all remember those pesky spots and acne breakouts – unless you belong to the one percent who were lucky enough not to go through this rite of passage – and how store-bought face washes, lotions and creams usually didn’t make a big difference.

Best Beauty Buys

Barefoot SOS Face Cream

Problem: eczema

Solution: Barefoot Botanicals S.O.S Face and Body Cream 100ml
Wow-factor: contains Stellaria (Chickweed), a traditional plant knows for its soothing and cooling properties.



Green People Oy Cover & Clear Spot CreamProblem: spots & acne-prone skin

Solution: Green People Oy! Cover & Clear "Spot It" 30ml
Wow-factor: Bursting with Omega 3&6 nutrients to encourage a clear complexion.


Burts Bees Blemish StickProblem: blemishes
Solution: Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick 7.5ml
Wow-factor: 10 natural herbal ingredients including willowbark, nature's version of salicylic acid, to help clarify skin.




Pai Hydrating Day CreamProblem: dry skin & open pores
Solution: Pai Avocado & Jojoba Hydrating Day Cream 50ml
WOW-factor: Avocado oil is excellent at hydrating skin and Jojoba helps to mimics the skin’s own sebum, helping bring healthy oil balance in the skin. Thistle oil reduces open pores and promotes skin absorption. 



I have teenage daughters and know how difficult it can be for them, when they suddenly discover a new spot or their skin is too oily for then to apply their makeup, so if you have any teen skincare questions you would like one of our experts to answer, please post your question in the comments and we will do our best to answer it.

A Guide to Looking After Your Skin in Your Teens is the first installment in our 5-part series. The rest of the series will be published over the next few weeks.