Teens often gravitate towards skincare buzzwords like "anti-acne," but it's important to note that many mainstream skincare products contain sulfates and other harsh chemicals that can strip the skin of its natural oils. On the contrary, botanical and natural ingredients do not disrupt hormones, pose carcinogenic risks, or generally cause allergies, making them a safer choice for all skin types, especially developing skin. WildBloom's natural skincare also steers clear of artificial fragrances, which can unexpectedly trigger allergic reactions, counteracting the desired outcome of a skincare routine.
In the realm of natural skincare, power products often feature Vitamin C or include hyaluronic acid. Vitamin C works wonders by reducing redness, brightening the skin, and combating signs of aging. However, it's crucial to use these products sparingly with teens and generally avoid them for those under the age of 14 in most cases.
Retinol is another prominent skincare ingredient, sometimes marketed as natural. However, it's usually available over the counter as a synthetic derivative of Vitamin A. While it can be effective for severe acne, most teenagers do not require its potent effects.
The ideal skincare routine for your teen and tween involves twice-daily face washing with a gentle cleanser, a toner that's safe for teens, and a lightweight moisturizer tailored to their skin type.
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