Your Guide to Natural Teenage Skin Care
Our teenage years are some of the most stressful years of our lives when it comes to our skin, as acne and irritation take hold of our faces while our bodies change. Troubled teenage skin can be really difficult to control, so I've created this guide to the best natural teenage skin care, designed to provide the best care for sensitive and hormonal young skin.
Adolescence is notorious for wreaking havoc on young skin, causing all sorts of breakouts and skin issues as our bodies move through the hormonal changes which come with puberty. It can be a particularly rough time for teens, especially those who are really self-conscious about their skin, but it's also hard for parents to stop them from interfering with blemishes and causing scarring. Natural teenage skin care is designed to help control acne, rebalance overly oily skin and provide nourishing hydration to promote healing, containing naturally antibacterial botanical ingredients as well as nutrient rich sources of moisture.
How to care for teenage skin
Teenage skin is typically extremely temperamental yet still young and delicate, making it particularly tricky to care for because it's so oily and acne prone but also very sensitive. Ideally, it's great to encourage a daily skin care routine consisting of a balancing cleanser, toner and moisturiser as well as a weekly gentle exfoliating treatment to ensure skin is kept hydrated, oil production is controlled and bad bacteria is thoroughly removed without aggravating the problem. Teenage boys are often harder to convince when it comes to developing a routine, so it's essential to really stress the importance of caring for your skin in order to minimise breakouts.
Best natural teen skin care
Juniper Teen Skincare Set
The Juniper Teen Skincare Set contains four full size products perfect for creating a daily skin care routine and is a great way to try a complete range at a discounted price. Formulated especially to soothe hormonal teenage skin, this pack contains a Treatment Mist to calm, tone and balance skin, a Cleanser to relieve redness and irritation, an Exfoliant to remove impurities, and a Lotion to lock in moisture, control oil and soothe inflammation. Juniper is a practitioner and therapeutic grade skin care brand which uses potent natural and Certified Organic ingredients for their medicinal properties. This set also comes in a beautifully presented gift box, making it an ideal present for a birthday or special occasion.
Raww Activate-ME Moisturiser
Ideal for oily and breakout-prone skin, the Raww Activate-ME Moisturiser is a quick-absorbing, superfood moisturiser that is perfect for a range of skin types including dry and normal. With a base of nutrient-rich Coconut Water and containing Raww's super-charged WildBerry Harvest™ concentrate, comprising 3 Australian Outback super-berry extracts (Riberry, Pepperberry and Muntries), it assists in boosting hydration and promoting the elasticity of the skin. Other ingredients such as Kakadu Plum, Goji Berry and Acai Berry Extracts provide an excellent amount of antioxidants and vitamins to support healthy skin structure and protect from environmental stressors.
Swisse Olive Leaf Gel Cleanser
Designed to gently yet deeply cleanse blemish prone skin, the Swisse Olive Leaf Gel Cleanser contains Olive Leaf Extract, Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid to help remove grime, build-up and acne-causing bacteria. pH balanced and non-drying, this may be the perfect purifying facial cleanser for those with oily complexions prone to blackheads, offering a lightweight yet thorough clean as well as soothing hydration from Aloe Vera, Echinacea and Chamomile. Use twice daily, morning and evening, for best results.
Pollen Botanicals Honey & Sugar Exfoliator
Especially formulated to treat hormonal acne, the Pollen Botanicals Honey & Sugar Scrub contains Organic Sugar granules to lightly exfoliate the skin while antibacterial Organic Raw Honey soothes redness. Nourishing yet hardworking, this delicious smelling scrub helps to remove dry, dead skin cells as well as loosen and extract impurities and blockages from pores, leaving skin soft, smooth and supple. Calming and soothing, it also contains Organic Kiwi and Papaya Extracts for their natural fruit acid exfoliation benefits. To use, partially dissolve a small amount with warm water, then work into skin until dissolved and remove with a moist cloth. Use once or twice a week.
Necessity Zit Stik
A spot treatment for blemishes, the Necessity Zit Stik is an antibacterial, pocket size, solid stick formulated to target pimples with healing, therapeutic ingredients. Containing nourishing Coconut, Jojoba, Olive and Rosehip Oils, this antioxidant and essential fatty acid-rich formula also includes moisturising Beeswax, Shea Butter and Vitamin E as well as antibacterial Lavender and soothing Chamomile which may help to soothe and repair blemishes. This treatment stick can be lightly dabbed on to existing spots or used regularly to help oncoming blemishes.
808 Dude Zit Free Face Wash
Designed especially to appeal to fussy teenage boys, the 808 Dude Zit Free Face Wash contains an antibacterial blend of oils, extracts and botanical ingredients which may help to banish pimples and spots. In a base of soothing Aloe Vera, Witch Hazel and Chamomile, this healing face wash also contains antioxidant rich Ginseng and Guarana as well as soothing Chamomile, Tea Tree and Coriander. Used daily, this gentle Vegan face wash targets redness, inflammation and irritation as well as blemishes.