Natural Skin Care Solutions for Kids & Teens

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016 | Read time: 3 minutes

Breakouts are tough to deal with, especially as a teen. Teasing and name-calling from peers is hurtful and can upset already sensitive kids. Unfortunately, breakouts, oiliness and irritation affect anyone at that age. Puberty triggers hormonal changes that cause the skin’s sebaceous glands to swell and make skin extra oily. Excess oil production and poor exfoliation encourage the overgrowth of blemish-causing bacteria, ultimately causing zits to form. Genetics also play a role, so if your parents had breakouts, you may be predisposed. (Thanks, Mom and Dad!) Other factors include pore-clogging cosmetics and harsh, chemical-laden skin care products. Teaching kids about natural skin care is extremely important for their skin’s health and overall wellbeing.

Natural Skin Care for Teens

The MyChelle Clear Skin Collection was formulated specifically for temperamental teen skin. We use over-the-counter quality Sulphur and other powerful, pimple-shrinking ingredients to help properly balance and protect sensitive, blemish-prone skin. And since consistent cleansing, toning and nourishing is the key to regaining balance, we made our products seriously effective, but gentle enough to not cause irritation.

Gentle, effective solutions

Did you know that, no matter our age, our skin absorbs up to 60% of what it comes in contact with, allowing harmful chemicals to move more freely past the outside layer of the skin? It’s true! That’s why MyChelle Dermaceuticals provides active and effective skin care that is safe to young and mature consumers, and the environment. Since our inception, our commitment has been to NEVER use any toxic ingredients or byproducts, including:

  • Artificial (synthetic) colors and fragrances
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Parabens (methyl-, propyl-, butyl-, and ethyl-)
  • Phthalates
  • Sodium lauryl (laureth) sulfate
  • Ureas (imidazolidinyl, diazolidinyl, DMDM)
  • Diethanolamine (DEA), triethanolamine (TEA), monoethanolamine (MEA)
  • Formaldehyde

The biggest benefit of using natural skin care is healthy, balanced skin. The chemicals found in ordinary cosmetics and skincare products can penetrate our skin and then circulate throughout our bodies, damaging our skin cells and putting us at risk for developing serious health concerns overtime. Sadly, many of the chemicals found in skincare items can cause irritation, lead to breakouts, increase sun sensitivities and even deteriorate the skin’s barrier function.

Don’t let blemishes ruin your teen’s adolescence, and don’t let them fall victim to conventional treatments, which can do more harm than good. Instead, check out MyChelle’s guide to healthy skin for teens and kids:

Symptoms: Shiny, oily, greasy skin         

Solution: The Clear Skin Cleanser with natural salicylic acid from willow bark dissolves excess oil, dead skin cells and debris for an ultra-smooth surface while lemongrass essential oil helps to normalize and balance oil, keeping skin shine-free.

Symptoms: Red, inflamed, congested skin         

Solution: The Clear Skin Clarifying Pads are unique and powerful wipes saturated with highly active natural plant extracts like neem, willow bark and Totoral™ to help you win the war against shiny skin and breakouts.

Symptoms: Visible blemishes, inflammation    

Solution: The potent Clear Skin Spot Treatment counterbalances oil and other problems for blemish-prone skin. A 6% Sulphur purifies, unclogs pores and dries excess oil while zinc aids, repairs and speeds skin’s recovery. Totarol™ purifies deeply to reduce and avert blemish-prone disturbances, helping skin stay in a healthy, balanced state.

Symptoms: Dehydrated, lackluster skin

Solution: The Clear Skin Balancing Cream brings blemish-prone skin into perfect balance while soothing irritation and redness. Montmorillonite clay detoxifies and absorbs excess oil, Canadian Willowherb™ and zinc help calm red, inflamed skin and Totarol™, an antibacterial plant extract, protects against future breakouts.

If your skin is a combination of all the symptoms described, we’re all for mixing and matching, but don’t forget the most important product you can use daily: a sun protectant. For younger skin, try the MyChelle Sun Shield SPF 28 a chemical-free, full spectrum sun defense that offers powerfully effective protection. Titanium dioxide 0.67% physically shields the skin from UV exposure, disperses damaging UV rays to limit photo aging and creates an occlusive barrier. And zinc oxide (ZinClear™) 11.6%, a non-opaque zinc oxide, provides natural broad spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB.

Have you survived your confusing teen years? These products work great for adults, too! Just remember to add in your favorite MyChelle anti-aging products to enhance your overall results.