It may seem a little early to be thinking about skincare but if you’ve got a ‘tween’ (a child between the ages of 8 and 12) you may find that they’re already suffering with hormone related skin issues. Hitting puberty can play havoc with a child’s skin, and with that stage hitting earlier than ever (the average UK child starts puberty at 11-12 years old), it’s important to start looking after their faces ASAP. We’re taking a look at products which are gentle yet effective enough to keep hormonal skin under control.
This cleanser from Dermalogica will cleanse the face effectively without stripping the skin of the natural layer of protection, which can lead to redness and sensitivity. It’s great for tween skin as it’s so gentle and helps reduce sensitivity, redness, irritation and inflammation. It comes in a pump bottle for convenience and can be used without water, which can actually dry the skin out.
Micellar water is water with tiny particles of oil suspended in it, and is actually far more effective at wicking excess sebum away from the face than other types of cleansers. It’s also really mild, so you can use this on tween skin with complete confidence that it won’t contain harsh chemicals which will upset the delicate balance of their complexion.
If you’ve noticed that your tween’s skin has already started to look slightly congested or is prone to oiliness or blackheads then you may need to opt for an occasional cleanser which is slightly more powerful. This scrub from Dermalogica’s Clear Start range is formulated to deal with young skin which is prone to breakouts and will gently exfoliate and purify the skin to clear spots and blackheads.
If your tween feels self-conscious about their spots, this little roll-on from Decleor could be the perfect thing. It targets blemishes, reducing redness and killing the bacteria within, helping to reduce the appearance of unsightly areas and giving them a little confidence back on bad-skin days.
This masque from Dermalogica is also from the Clear Start range and is a multi-functional product. As well as helping to cleanse the surface of the skin by getting rid of spot-causing oil and bacteria, several ingredients work together to soothe areas of redness and irritation which will help to prevent further breakouts. It can be used 3-5 times a week and is a great ally against hormonal skin.