Skin Clearing & Calming Ritual
using our 'Light Facial Crème'
Most teens will experience changes in their skin. Thanks to hormonal fluctuations skin can become sensitive, oilier and more acne-prone and this can be distressing and confusing.
Breakouts occur when the skin barrier is disrupted most often by poor cleansing or not enough moisturiser leading to dry skin which in turn leads to excess oil (sebum) production.
Sometimes, these skin problems last well into adulthood. The best way to manage problem skin is to find a product or range of products that work for your skin and stick to a consistent daily routine.
A healthy skin routine for teen skin should include regular facials, gentle exfoliation and weekly steams. The importance of a healthy, balanced diet (cut out the sugar!) and regular exercise, especially outdoors, can not be underestimated - just remember, wash your face after sweating as this can also cause breakouts.
Don't forget to wipe down your phone screen regularly with antibacterial wipes as it can harbour bacteria which cause spots. Try not to touch your skin too often during the day - especially easy to do when sitting for long periods at a desk.
Here are 3 home rituals to help clear and calm problem skin
Pour boiling kettle water into a large bowl and if desired add some dried botanicals (such as rose buds, lavender or chamomile flowers) or a few drops of an essential oil such as geranium, tea tree or lavender.
Cleanse your face of all dirt and make up.
Place a clean tea towel over your head and steam your face over the bowl of hot water for 10 minutes. Be careful not to get too close to hot steam or water to avoid scalding the skin.
Any blackheads can be more easily removed after steaming but remember to use a tissue wrapped around your finger nails to avoid damaging the skin.
Effective exfoliation includes both physical exfoliants (such as a textured wash cloth or products with fine grains such as bamboo or jojoba beads) and chemical exfoliants (such as Fruit Acids, AHA’s and BHA’s such as Salicylic Acid).
Whilst regular light exfoliation is essential for maintaining a bright, healthy complexion, over-exfoliating is one of the main causes of skin irritation and excess oil production leading to more spots.
Find a product that works for your skin and exfoliate up to 2-3 times a week but reduce or stop if skin becomes red, itchy or inflamed.
A professional facialist can treat you to a soothing facial massage or you can also try giving yourself one at home. It is a great way to rid the skin of congestion and eliminate toxins.
1. After thoroughly washing your hands and cleansing your face, apply 2 pumps of Light Facial Creme to the fingertips and lightly press on to the skin.
2. Move your fingers from your chin up to your nose and out across your cheekbones. Sweep fingertips down in front of ears, down your neck and repeat three times.
3. Then press finger tips across centre of forehead and gently draw out to hairline and down past temple area. Repeat three times.
This is a lovely addition to a night time routine and helps you to relax and unwind before bed.
Following a natural, chemical free skincare routine will help to rebalance, clear & calm the skin
Our Teen Duo range has been specially formulated with problem skin in mind. Gentle enough for sensitive, reactive skins but highly effective in controlling breakouts and inflammation. In our research we have found that young, reactive skins respond particularly well to natural skincare and hugely benefit from avoiding harsh chemicals and preservatives.
When mixed with water the Facial Cleansing Gel becomes a light foam that works to gently clean the pores without drying the skin or disrupting the skin barrier. Calming lavender and anti-bacterial tea tree essential oils, work with your skin to help regulate sebum production, reducing spots, inflammation and excess oil production.
The Light Facial Creme contains active ingredients including Cosmetic Prebiotics (encourages good bacteria), Aloe Vera (skin calming) and Q10 Plus to help regulate oil production and soothe the skin. Lightly scented with lavender and lemon essential oils it is easily absorbed into the skin leaving no oily residue.