5 Products for Great Teen Skin

I have been using skin care and have been on a good skin care system since I was twelve years old. My mother had some skin problems and I am sure that because of this, she wanted to be sure I was set up for success with a good skin care routine.

The road to this lovely beauty business career I get to call my job was started because of my mother exposing me to great haircuts, manicures, and facials at a very early age.

These days it seems that teens and preteens have access to a lot more information. From social media, trips to the dermatologists, and the big makeup stores, skin care products are plentiful. Much different then when I was a kid where my choices were Bonnie Bell, Noxema, Sea Breeze, and if you were lucky, a trip to the Clinique counter.

The world of skin care is so damn confusing and it doesn’t have to be. Here are my ten tips for great teen skin. If your child has real acne, the kind that is inflamed, painful and very bad, then a trip to the dermatologist is prudent. Otherwise, these tips will get your teen started with a great habit that will take care of them for the rest of their lives.



Always, and I mean always, wash your face when you get home from your day. Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel is a great  tried and true basic cleanser for teens for most skin types. If your teen is more oily or plays sports and is very physically active, try Glo Purifying Gel Cleanser.


Get in the habit of using a lightweight moisturizer- when your skin is hydrated, it slows down the lover production of oil which is a major cause of breakouts. So, start using an oil free moisturizer to begin the habit. Start in the evening after washing if it is hard to remember.