Remind your teenager to be patient when using new skincare products. It can take a few months for their skin to adjust.
For the Skincare Fanatic
If your teen’s skincare game is going strong, pick up a few Hydrating + Lifting Sheet Masks. Sheet masks are totally trending right now. They’re cotton face-shaped masks soaked in rich, naturally derived serums. So turn on your favorite movie, slip into a sheet mask, and enjoy some one-on-one time relaxing with your teen. You’ll probably laugh at each other’s masked faces, so snap a selfie or two.
Clean Up Your Makeup
Breakouts and blemishes might have your teen reaching for heavy, full-coverage concealer and foundation, but all that coverage can clog their pores. Help them transition to lighter coverage to save their skin in the long run.
Never share makeup. It’s tempting to borrow someone’s mascara when you’re in a pinch in the locker room, but sharing makeup can lead to nasty infections being spread to the whole squad.
As important as it is to wash your face, washing makeup brushes is a must as well. Not only will a clean brush pick up and transfer product better, but it also helps stop bacteria from forming between bristles.
With changing hormones, growing bodies, cliques, and societal pressures, teens have a lot to deal with. It’s easy for teens to compare themselves to the “perfect” Insta influencers. Help their confidence with a simple and consistent skincare routine. And always remind them: no amount of makeup, clothing, or status can replace the attributes that make them unique.