Skincare for Kids 101

Back to school season is here! Soon you’ll be back to school year routines, and there’s no better time than now to implement a new skincare routine for your kids. Because we know you’re busy parents who don't always have the time, we've got three different skincare regimens ready-made just for your kids at various stages of development!

Preschool (Age 2-5)

Children from ages 2-5 are getting more independent. They’re more verbal, and most importantly of all, they’re getting more independent about eating and hygiene. This newfound independent streak can be your doorway to learning a simple skincare routine.

Here’s our secret: let them mirror you. When it’s time for them to go to bed, start your skincare routine, and let them follow along. You can even divide their products into separate travel-sized bottles that are easier for little hands to grasp.

You don't need many products at this age. For now, just stick with a mild baby cleanser and a sunscreen of at least 15 SPF.

Elementary (Age 6-11)

Giving your kids more control over their skincare routine is an easy way to reinforce independence. By helping them choose the products they use, it’s a good time for you to teach about proper hygiene while giving them that sense of responsibility and empowerment at the same time!

A successful skincare routine for them is as easy as ABC. Start with just a mild cleanser and lightweight moisturizer (products formulated for babies will still work great) to cleanse the skin, then finish off the routine by applying daily sunscreen protection. If you have very young kids who need some extra motivation, try sticker charts or even a roll of quarters to incentivize them!

A child who starts a skincare routine will grow up to be an adult with healthy skin habits.

Middle School (Ages 11 and up)

Skincare is going to get more complicated when your child hits the preteen age, because the state of their skin may become unpredictable when hormones kick in. The easiest way to find out what a healthy skincare routine looks like for them will include regular trips to a dermatologist to learn more about their skin type.

All preteens should have a morning and evening skincare routine to make sure they are taking care of their skin. Steps should include a cleanser, moisturizer, toner, and sunscreen. Now is also time to keep an eye on how these products interact with their skin– this might be when certain sensitivities may show up!

Is your preteen showing signs of acne or other skin concerns? Don't take any chances; schedule an appointment with us now, and we'll provide you with the best ways to keep their skin healthy.

 

 

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