• The best natural skin care for teenage skin

    September 10, 2020 • BEAUTY, GUIDES, LIFE

    Started to notice signs of oily skin and acne on your teen? It might be time to start teaching them a basic skin care routine. Here we’ve compiled our top natural skin care products best suited to tween and teenage skin. All of these choices happen to be Australian made, palm oil free, cruelty free, and free from harsh, petrochemical derived ingredients and preservatives.

    Going hand in hand with a good basic skin care routine is a healthy diet, rich in vegetables and fruit, drinking plenty of water and getting daily fresh air and exercise. Getting into the habit of applying sunscreen daily is also important too.

    Cleanse

    Daily facial cleansing will remove the dirt, excess oil, dead skin cells and unwanted debris that may lead to acne. It will leave skin feeling clean and fresh.

    It’s best to cleanse twice daily, in the morning and at night. If wearing an SPF during the day (highly recommended!), a double cleanse at night might be needed to remove all of the product.

    After cleansing apply a toner (optional) and a suitable moisturiser.

    If using a kuu konjac sponge or face washer while cleansing, be sure to rinse it clean in hot water afterwards and store it somewhere that allows it to dry completely in between uses. A damp sponge or face washer makes the perfect home for bacteria, which may lead to more acne!

    Dindi Naturals Blackberry Facial Cleansing Bar

    The best natural skin care for teenage skin | Biome Eco Stores

    This creamy, lathering facial cleansing bar features potent plant extracts and salicylic acid, a powerful BHA that penetrates deep to clear the pores and dislodge blackheads. It also provides a boost of Vitamin C, which is known to reduce acne related inflammation and brighten skin.

    It is a really great option for oily and blemish prone skin types when used correctly.

    Bear in mind salicylic acid is a strong exfoliant, and while the percentage of salicylic acid in this product isn’t high and it is safe to use daily, is is recommended teens start off using it 2-3 times a week and work their way up to daily use.

    Noosa Basics Foaming Face Wash for Acne-prone Skin

    The best natural skin care for teenage skin | Biome Eco Stores

    Noosa Basics’ foaming face wash has calming, antibacterial properties, and is gentle enough to daily. Willow bark and tea tree gently cleanse and removes surface impurities, while neroli hydrosol, a natural astringent, works to visibly tighten and tone the skin. It is great for those with blemish prone skin and for those just starting out with a skin care routine.

    Tone

    Toners are not necessary, but they can be a great help for those that have oily skin or markedly blocked pores. After cleansing, spritz or wipe over the skin using a clean reusable makeup pad.

    Biome 100% Pure Organic Witch Hazel
    The best natural skin care for teenage skin | Biome Eco Stores

    Witch hazel is one of nature’s best astringents and is excellent at soothing inflamed skin due to acne, but you want to make sure you choose a witch hazel that is alcohol free, like Biome’s 100% pure witch hazel. Those with alcohol can be very irritating and drying, disrupting the skin’s barrier function.

    Botanical Blessings Herbal Face Toner

    The best natural skin care for teenage skin | Biome Eco Stores

    This face toner, infused with 15 specially formulated botanicals, works to clear pore congestion and hydrate skin.  It is beautifully soothing, smells great and is alcohol free. Find it here.

    Moisturise

    After cleansing, a moisturiser will balance the skin’s pH. Even if your teen has oily skin, a hydrating moisturiser is still an important step. Not using a moisturiser may result in the skin over compensating and producing even more sebum than usual, which in turn may lead to acne.

    Biome’s Light Unscented Face Cream

    The best natural skin care for teenage skin | Biome Eco Stores

    Biome’s face cream is a simple, light and creamy, unscented moisturiser made with 100% natural ingredients, enriched with nourishing plant oils and shea butter. Its non-greasy formula is great for all skin types, including sensitive and acne prone skin. A little goes a long way, so use sparingly.

    Miessence Organic Purifying Moisturiser

    The best natural skin care for teenage skin | Biome Eco Stores

    This purifying Certified Organic moisturiser is perfectly suited to oily and problematic skin types. It is a light lotion that won’t clog pores but will help to soothe inflamed complexions.

    Noosa Organic Skin Care Moisturiser with Sunscreen SPF15

    The best natural skin care for teenage skin | Biome Eco Stores

    Noosa Organic’s family-friendly face and body sunscreen with SPF15 sun protection features a non-greasy organic moisturiser base with non-nano zinc oxide for a physical barrier protection against sun exposure. It is a great way to get teens in the habit of applying sunscreen daily, and is reef safe, palm oil free and cruelty free. Find it here.

    Exfoliate

    Exfoliating is a great way to remove dead skin cells from the outer layer of the skin, which can lead to acne. Use an exfoliator 1-2 times a week after cleansing. Follow with toner (optional) and moisturiser.

    After exfoliating, skin will feel smooth and extra clean, so it’s really tempting to do it more frequently. It’s important that you don’t though! Exfoliating more frequently than 1-2 times a week can lead to even more breakouts and irritation.

    Here are the products we love.

    Corrynne’s French Limoges Clay Face Block

    The best natural skin care for teenage skin | Biome Eco Stores

    Corrynne’s luxurious block of French Limoges clay acts as both a gentle exfoliant and a purifying mask. Run the block under some water and swirl in circles over a clean, moist face. Leave for 10 minutes if using as a mask, or rinse straight away. The French clay will draw out impurities and leave skin feeling silky and smooth.

    Place the clay block somewhere where it can dry out properly in between uses, like a windowsill, resting on a wooden soap block.

    James St Organics Gentle Face Polish

    The best natural skin care for teenage skin | Biome Eco Stores

    This delicious smelling, gentle face polish contains walnut shell powder to exfoliate the skin and stimulate circulation. The citric acid in lemon acts as a gentle peel that removes the top layer of dead skin cells to reveal a brighter and smoother complexion. Citric acid may reduce acne lesions in some people, and may be effective at killing certain bacteria that cause acne.

    Viva La Body Solid Facial Polish – Super Smoothing

    The best natural skin care for teenage skin | Biome Eco Stores

    Viva La Body’s creamy, exfoliating facial polish contains bamboo which works to gently slough away dry skin and impurities, and red clay, which draws out oily build up.  Frankincense and lavender oils work to tone and balance oil production. Find it here.

    Topical Treatments

    Topical spot treatments can be applied to acne as soon as you notice it appearing. They may help soothe the area and fastrack healing.

    Miessence Organic Purifying Blemish Gel

    The best natural skin care for teenage skin | Biome Eco Stores

    This Certified Organic purifying gel, is a potent and powerful treatment for blemishes and pimples. Calming and clarifying, the herbs and flowers it contains, including thyme, plantain, echinacea, marshmallow, lavender, lemon myrtle and tea tree work to soothe and heal the troubled area of the skin.

    Noosa Basics Acne Spot Drying Lotion

    The best natural skin care for teenage skin | Biome Eco Stores

    A fast acting formula that visibly improves the appearance of acne and blemishes overnight. Made with a blend of antibacterial essential oils, calamine powder and salicylic acid, it is suitable for all skin types, especially acne prone. Find it here.

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