While a majority of my clientele are adult women ages 25 and up, I have had the pleasure of educating and treating the skincare needs of a younger market: pre-teens and teens otherwise referred to as Generation Z. A few weeks ago, one of my regular clients brought her 13-year-old daughter in for a facial. I loved the idea that her mother was encouraging her daughter to follow a healthy skincare regime. I later found out that it was her daughter who requested a facial treatment and had saved her own allowance in anticipation for her professional facial. I wish I had thought to do that when I was her age. After all, this is a prime target market to promote healthy skin and educate a young audience on the importance of following a skincare routine and how to treat those pesky teenage skin predicaments.
During pre-teen and teenage years, one will commonly experience the first signs of breakouts, more noticeable congestion (blackheads and white heads) on the nose and in the T-zone. Introducing Generation Z to a few helpful skincare products will not only allow them to maintain control over their skin as it goes through various changes, but it will instill an understanding of the importance preventative skincare. Here are my top picks for the perfect products for Gen Z skin:
100% Pure Purity Facial Cleanser and Mask
This a great cleanser for oily or acne prone skin that not only smells great, but it gentle and effective for the sensitive skin of young teens. This detoxifying cleanser kills acne causing bacteria and prevents new breakouts from forming while seaweed and herbs continue to nourish the skin without over drying.
Boscia Pore Purifying Black Strips:
These adhesive strips unclog dirt, oil, and bacteria. Detoxifying charcoal powder is instantly applied to the skin, designed to draw out impurities. This is a great product for teens who notice a lot of congestion in the nose area. Boscia is an all natural product line, eliminating all harsh ingredients such as parabens, fragrance, dyes, and more.
Soap and Glory Greatest Scrub of All Facial Exfoliator:
Silicami particles and salicylic acid are an ideal combo in this super gentle skin smoothing exfoliant to eradicate excess oil and smooth away blackheads and white heads revealing a healthy, clean complexion.
Image Skincare Daily Defense Matte Moisturizer with SPF 30:
This new generation oil free day time moisturizer with SPF is great for teens. It provides hydration without a greasy build up while protecting from harmful UVA/UVB rays.
As a skincare professional, I tell my clients that the best anti-ageing method is prevention. Unfortunately, because we don’t see the signs of ageing until our mid thirties, we tend to be careless about protecting our skin during our youth. Now that we are all more educated and much more aware of the effects that sun damage, free radicals, and harsh ingredients have on our skin long-term, it is important to relay that information to Generation Z and encourage them to be proactive when it comes to their skincare health.
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