Being a tween is fun but having breakouts is not. Tweens and teens also don’t have time to waste on lengthy skincare routines, so our aim is to make skincare fun, simple and fast – and best of all effective.
It is a good idea to get tweens and teens into good habits early on. Their self-esteem can take a knock if they are feeling conscious of breakouts on the skin. Once their skin starts to feel and look good again, it will give them a boost of confidence.
What is happening when a breakout occurs?
Breakouts develop when the body over-produces a skin oil called sebum. Excess sebum and dead skin cells get clogged in tiny hair follicles, creating a perfect environment for normal skin bacteria to multiply. There is also an increase in keratin – a protein that protects the cells of your skins upper layer – it makes skin thicker and can also cause pore blockages. When the immune system fights back, it triggers an inflammatory response that causes redness, swelling and pus-filled spots. Breakouts in tweens and teens may subside once the hormones that trigger the breakouts settle down.
How can you as a parent help?
- Help your child to know their skin – by taking them for facials to a trained therapist, they will begin to understand the needs of their own skin.
- Invest in products that help – our in-beTWEEN products have been specially formulated to help with tween and teen breakouts, remove excess oil and impurities, exfoliate dead skin cells, increase moisture and protect the skin.
All our products are paraben free, contain no artificial colours or ingredients, and have not been tested on animals.
- Get them into a fun, simple and fast skincare routine.
- Teach your tween that there are other things that contribute to a healthy skin:
- Drink plenty of water – both to keep the skin hydrated but also to flush toxins
- Eat a balanced diet that contains lots of fresh fruit and vegetables – great for detoxing the body
- Exercise and fresh air – Vitamin D is essential for healthy skin, as is getting the body moving.
- Managing stress as much as possible.