What are the best skin care products for teenagers?
It’s been a good few years since I was a teenager, so sometimes I forget what really bothered me back then (beauty-wise, of course. I definitely remember that my mum got on my nerves all the time and that I couldn’t wait to get my licence).
Which is why I called on you, beautyheaven’s teenager members, to fill me in on your teen beauty issues. And it became clear very quickly that acne and pimples are, unsurprisingly, at the root of many of your concerns. So because you’ve got enough on your plate with school, boys (they don’t get easier to understand), and friends, I thought it best to get all of your skin care and make-up issues sorted with the right products. And stat!
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You asked for…budget-friendly skin care
Whether pimples are an issue for you or not, finding an effective skin care range that is hip-pocket friendly is incredibly important at your age. Key products you should always have, no matter what the range, are a cleanser, scrub, toner, and moisturiser.
NIVEA Daily Essentials: The simple, no-fuss skin care range should be a bathroom cupboard staple for any teen (or woman, for that matter). The products work to leave your skin clean, soft, and moisturised. Try the Refreshing Cleansing Mousse, Refreshing Toner, and Shine Control Moisturising Day Cream SPF 15.
Natio Acne Clear: These products are a bit more targeted to acne-prone skin to help treat blemishes while still caring for your skin (and your bank account!). Try the Acne Away Dual Action Cleanser and Toner, Acne Clear Pore Detoxifying Face Scrub with Jojoba Beads, and Acne Clear Day Daily Repair Oil Free Moisturiser.
You asked for…an effective spot treatment
It’s one thing to make sure to use a skin care range that cares for acne-prone skin, but it’s another to properly treat nasty red pimples. Don’t pop them. Please, just don’t. You’re only doing more harm than good. Instead use one of these:
Burt’s Bees Anti-Blemish Solutions Targeted Spot Treatment: When members refer to this as a ‘great little zit-zapper’ and ‘radical killer’ in their reviews, you know you’ve got a winner on your hands.
Avène Cleanance Spot Treatment: Despite being gentle, this spot treatment doesn’t hold back when it comes reducing redness, unclogging pores, and drying out blemishes.
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You asked for…foundation for acne-prone skin
When you suffer from pimples and breakouts, finding the right foundation can be tough. You want a foundation that will give you the right amount of coverage without clogging your skin or breaking you out. Enter these nifty multitaskers:
Almay Clear Complexion Liquid Makeup: The budget-friendly foundation gives light-to-medium coverage and leaves your skin with a matte finish. Even better than that, it contains salicylic acid to help treat and heal your blemishes.
Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup: If you’re willing to splurge a bit, this foundation will not disappoint. It’s been designed to sit comfortably on your skin while minimising your skin’s oil production. Plus, it helps cover any blemishes and neutralises redness.
You asked for…tips for long-lasting make-up
This, dear teens, could be a problem that haunts you long after your school days. If you don’t use the right products to ensure a flawless finish that lasts all day, that is.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser: This product works double duty on your skin. Not only will it act as a primer to help your foundation stay put for hours and hours, but it also helps reduce shine and pore size too.
Rimmel London 9-in-1 BB Cream SPF 25: One of the many benefits of this BB cream is that it’s a primer too, meaning that you’ll have a fresh, natural-looking finish from first period right until that final bell rings
As a teen, what are your biggest beauty concerns? Do you have any skin care tips for your fellow teens?
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