natural skincare for teenage skin

How All-Natural Skincare Transforms Teenage Skin

When And What Skincare Products To Choose For a Teenager's Systematic Skincare Routine

How to Choose Skincare Products?

Care for Normal Teenage Skin

Care for Teenagers with Problematic Skin

Sun Protection

How Skincare for a Teenage Boy and Girl Differs


How to guide a teenager through skincare, ensuring their youth isn't overshadowed by an ongoing struggle with acne and self-image concerns? Teenage years are marked by:

  • hormonal shifts within the body,
  • increased sebaceous gland activity,
  • potential signs of allergic reactions and atopic dermatitis,

among other characteristics. These changes often lead to skin issues, including a predisposition to acne and blemishes. Teenagers might feel embarrassed by acne, becoming overly self-aware, shying away from social interactions, and isolating themselves. Addressing these issues effectively requires consulting a specialist and adopting a thoughtful, consistent approach to skincare.

Embracing all-natural skincare for teenage skin is crucial in this journey. Starting with the onset of acute symptoms, consulting with professionals for timely medical intervention is essential, complemented by a regimen of gentle, natural skincare products designed specifically for teenage skin. This holistic approach not only addresses current skin conditions but also sets the foundation for healthy skin in the long term.

When And What Skincare Products To Choose For a Teenager's Systematic Skincare Routine

Learning to care for the skin from an early age is essential to prevent problems and avoid developing complexes. It's important to use not just skincare products, but specifically well-formulated, whole-plant and science-backed skincare products, to provide timely care that meets the skin's needs and ensures guaranteed results. Specialists recommend starting skincare from the age of 14.

It's enough to start with moisturizing products.

You should choose products for cleansing the skin, moisturizing, and also sun protection products with SPF filters.

Teenagers should select skincare products that are free of harsh chemicals that gently cleanse the skin without stripping or over-drying it.

How to Choose Skincare Products?

First and foremost, always read the ingredients when selecting teenage facial cosmetics. If it's a cleansing product, you need to understand which component facilitates the skin cleansing.

If the product contains a large amount of alcohols (usually at the beginning of the ingredient list), such cosmetics won't be suitable as it will dry out the skin, leading to the production of even more sebum (which is one of the main issues at this age).

Ideally, the ingredients should include whole plant extracts and acids that target skin concern and are gentle at the same time such as willowbark extract which is rich in natural salicylic acid.

Another category is children with atopic dermatitis, who need emollients, light moisturizing agents in the form of emulsions, which will cleanse the skin without clogging pores.

Additional recommendations for teenagers include not scratching areas where inflammatory elements occur, avoiding oils and fats in product compositions, monitoring their diet (eating less fast food and sweets), controlling their emotional state (some teenagers develop acne against a backdrop of stress), not overusing hormonal ointments (they can also provoke acne), and undergoing a medical examination by a specialist.

Care for Normal Teenage Skin

As with any age, a skincare system should be composed based on skin type and existing problems. For normal skin without outbreaks and a tendency towards acne, care can look like this.


It's better to choose gentle cleansing products. Young people often don't understand sulfate-free products and can't grasp serum and two-phase textures. A teenager might not rinse off such a product thoroughly and end up with irritation, while they'll try to remove noticeable foam completely.

Ingredients with soothing effects (calendula extract, allantoin, bisabolol) are welcome. However, acids are not particularly necessary for normal skin.

Scentual Aroma's Charcoal Detox Face Cleanser, enriched with organic plant oils, plus botanical extracts and essential oils, offers a gentle yet deep pore cleansing, balancing oil production, and nourishing the skin for a healthy-looking complexion.
Following a thorough cleansing, incorporating our CLARIFY Willow Bark Toning Elixir into your routine can further enhance skin balance and refinement. This potent botanical mist addresses concerns of acne, excessive oil production, enlarged pores, and skin sensitivity. By balancing pH levels and bringing skin back to its optimal state, it leaves the complexion smooth, refreshed, and flawless.


A moisturizing cream should be chosen with a light texture and composition that enhances the skin's barrier protection. The epidermis is fully formed by the ages of 11–12, but this process is individual, and it's important to support the normal isolating function of the skin. The product may contain vegetable glycerin, hyaluronic acid, as well as ceramides and light non refined plant oils (for example, grape seed oil). These oils are found in our formulas, like the Intensive Youth Concentrate, to nourish the skin and help regulate sebum without creating a heavy or greasy feel. We don't recommend using oil-free products, as the right kinds of oils are essential for keeping the skin balanced and healthy.

We recommend our Nourishing Face Cream, specially formulated to hydrate and soothe the skin without clogging pores, making it perfect for teenagers.

Care for Teenagers with Problematic Skin

For those tackling acne and its after-effects, our Acne & Dark Spot Serum offers a targeted solution to clear out blemishes without drying the skin or leaving scars or discoloration. Formulated with potent nourishing botanical ingredients such as raw argan oil, willow bark, licorice, chamomile extracts, tea tree, and vitamin E, this serum works effectively to treat acne while soothing the skin, making it an essential addition to the skincare regimen for teenagers with problematic skin.

In our commitment to align with the natural processes of the skin, we avoid refined plant oils in our formulation process, understanding that such oils could work against the skin’s nature, which naturally produces more oil during adolescence.

Sun Protection

Skin specialists insist: for problematic skin, it's crucial to thoroughly protect the skin from ultraviolet rays and not advise teenagers to expose their face to the sun to "dry out pimples." After sunbathing, the skin indeed looks better, but after some time, once the UV-induced hyperkeratosis fades, exacerbation occurs.

Sunscreen should be formulated with whole plant ingredients that is free of synthetic chemicals, is mineral based with main ingredients of zinc oxide or titanium dioxide and have an SPF of no less than 30.

How Skincare for a Teenage Boy and Girl Differs

Many parents are curious: is there a difference in how to care for the face of a teenage girl versus a boy? There are no special differences – the basic steps of cleansing, moisturizing, and nourishing remain the same. Everything will depend on the child's skin type.

However, if a girl uses decorative cosmetics, it's necessary to acquire products that allow for the safe and effective removal of makeup.

Proper facial skincare for a teenager does not guarantee that the child won't face breakouts, acne, and other problems related to hormonal imbalances. At the same time, effective and gentle care cosmetics can minimize discomfort, reduce the external manifestation of problematic skin, and make it easier to navigate through puberty.


In conclusion, navigating the challenges of adolescent skincare requires a delicate balance of education, careful product selection, and consistent care routines. Understanding the unique characteristics of teenage skin—be it normal, problematic, or somewhere in between - is fundamental to preventing long-term issues and bolstering self-confidence during these formative years. Parents and teenagers alike must prioritize skincare as a part of overall health, seeking professional guidance when necessary and choosing products that respect the skin's natural balance. 

By fostering healthy skincare habits early on, we can ensure that the memories of youth are not overshadowed by struggles with acne or insecurities about appearance. Instead, we empower teenagers to step into adulthood with confidence, armed with the knowledge and tools necessary for maintaining healthy, radiant skin.


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