Cleansing and it's importance in tweens skincare

Cleansing and it's importance in tweens skincare

Cleansing and it's importance in tweens skincare

When it comes to cleansing for tweens (children between the ages of 6 and 12), it's important to keep the routine simple and gentle. 

Starting a gentle cleanser as you enter your tween years is important  Because as you get closer to – or further in to your teens – your skin will start producing more oil ( sebum – the greasy stuff that lubricates your skin and keeps it healthy, but goes a bit crazy when you hit puberty).

When you start producing more sebum, you need to really clean your skin, and you might start to notice little bumps on your nose and your chin (these are blocked pores and might turn into black heads). You might also be getting blemishes. We know – yuck! right?

We believe that you should really begin cleansing from the minute you start producing even a little bit of extra sebum. It’s good practice, anyway, for the cleansing you are going to be doing for the rest of your life, if you want to have beautiful, blemish-free skin. 

Here's a cleansing guide for tweens: 

Use a gentle cleanser: Choose a mild, soap-free cleanser that is specifically formulated for young skin. Look for products that are labeled as gentle, pH-balanced, and suitable for sensitive skin. Avoid harsh cleansers that may strip the skin of its natural oils.

Cleanse twice a day: Make a habit to cleanse face twice a day, in the morning and evening. This will help remove dirt, oil, and impurities from the skin.

Wet the face: first wet the face with lukewarm water before applying the cleanser. Avoid hot water, as it can be drying and irritating to the skin.

Use a small amount of cleanser:  pump a pea sized amount of cleanser and apply on damp face. It is important to being gentle and not scrubbing too hard, as this can cause irritation.

Massage and rinse: Gently massage the cleanser onto the face using circular motions. This helps to cleanse the skin and remove impurities. Massaging it in is also great for your complexion because it increases the circulation of blood to your skin. Good circulation = good skin! After massaging for about 30 seconds to a minute, rinse the face thoroughly with lukewarm water until all the cleanser is removed.

Pat dry: After rinsing, pat the face dry with a clean, soft towel. Remember not to rub or scrub the face harshly, as this can cause irritation.

Follow with moisturizer: After cleansing, it's important to moisturize skin. Apply a lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated.

Note to parents: Dear Parents, It's crucial to emphasize the importance of consistency and cleanliness in tween's skincare routine. Encouraging tween to avoid sharing towels, washcloths, or other personal care items to prevent the spread of bacteria. Also, remind them to wash their hands before cleansing their face to ensure they're starting with clean hands