Four Tips to Master Skincare for Teens

Woman,Washes,Her,Face,With,Natural,Sponge,And,Soap,Scrub Our knowledge of skincare is steadily increasing as we learn more about how to care for our bodies. With so much discussion about skincare, it can be tempting to start using unnecessary products at a young age. But when it comes to skincare for teens, less is more. If your teen wants to build their skincare routine, here are a few things they should keep in mind.

Don’t Stress Your Skin

There are many different routines, techniques, and tips for skincare on TikTok, Instagram, and other social media platforms. Any one tip might be helpful in specific scenarios, but trying to do it all is a mistake.

A lot of different skincare tips can put stress on your skin. That stress can add up quickly, so you may be doing too much if your skincare routine exceeds four to five steps.

The most important aspect of skincare is often doing less. Take a step back and focus on the four basics: cleansing, exfoliation, moisturizing, and sun protection.

Four Basics of Skincare for Teens


Cleansing is first on the list for a reason. Keeping your skin clean and clear means you’ve already done most of the work. Stick to mild, gentle soaps and wash your face and body at least once a day.


Exfoliation is beneficial for removing dead skin and debris, but if overdone, it can leave your skin feeling dry and irritated. Use a gentle exfoliator and only exfoliate once or twice a week. Any more than that, and you can put stress on your skin.


Moisturized skin is healthy skin. Basic lotions work great for this. Avoid lotions with strong scents or additives such as Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA) and parabens. If it moisturizes your skin, then it’s working just fine. Moisturize daily or as needed to keep your skin from feeling dry and itchy.

Sun Protection

Last but not least, do not skip sunscreen. Sun protection helps your skin stay young and healthy over time. Dermatologists recommend a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. In addition, if you work outside, pants, long-sleeve shirts, and hats can also help.

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If you have specific questions or issues, it always helps to consult with an expert. Renaissance Plastic Surgery can help you determine the best skincare for teens in St. Peters, MO. Call our office today at 636-896-0600 or contact us online.

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