7 Tips for Starting a Skincare Routine with your Teen

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I haven't been the best role model when it comes to a good skincare routine. I really didn't start any type of routine for myself until this past year. I've had great results and have turned over a new leaf, so I wanted to help my 14-year-old daughter start a skincare routine for herself so that she didn't start off creating bad habits. It was easy and a lot of fun for the two of us, so I thought I would share my 7 tips for starting a skincare routine with your teen that will start them off on the right foot for great skin. Now is the perfect time to start because through the end of March, Target is offering some can't miss in-store deals as well as Cartwheel promotions on everyone's favorite skincare essentials from Neutrogena, Aveeno and Clean & Clear. Not only can you help your daughter look her best, it will also save you money. 

7 Tips for Starting a Skincare Routine with your Teen

1. Let them come with you

Our schedules are busy and sometimes it's easier if I just pick something up when my kids need it, but in the case of starting a new skincare routine, you want to make sure your teen has a say in the products she's interested in.  If you have a teenage daughter, you will know that even if you select something that is perfect, if you do it without their say, it's wrong on one hundred different levels. It's how teenagers are. We set aside one afternoon and went to Target, just the two of us. The selection is huge but not overwhelming and you can find products of any kind and in any budget to create the perfect skincare routine for your teen's skin.

Until March, you can buy 3 Neutrogena products and get a $5 Target gift card. There are also Cartwheel offers {so make sure you download the app if you haven't already} to get 5% off Aveeno and Clean & Clear products.

2. Find out what kinds of products they need

Some teenagers have issues with acne, others have oily skin, and yet others have dry skin. Your teenager will probably have an idea of what type of products they need for their current skin situation. If they don't, take a few minutes to help them figure it out. That way, you know which type of products will treat the issues they seem to have every day. This is also a great time to start talking about make-up and helping them select make-up that is right for them and their skin type. It's not only important for our teens to know what products will work for them, it's also important to evaluate the products that we are using on our skin too.  Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum absorbs to quench skin and helps to fully hydrate skin to give it a glow day after day. It's also oil-free which will prevent clogged pores. Through the years the products you need for your skin will change. It's good to have an idea of what to start with, but also be flexible to those changes over time.

3. Find a good cleanser

Hormones have a teenagers skin working overtime. The right cleanser can help clean and fight breakouts and soothe their skin too. Which is why we selected Clean & Clear Acne Triple Clear Bubble Foam Cleanser.  It's gentle enough for daily use and works on all skin types. I personally use the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Gel cleanser.  

 4. Pick up an exfoliating product

One of the proven causes of acne in teens is a buildup of dead skin cells. These dead skin cells, block the pores and make skin look damaged. I like to use the Aveeno Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial. It's a great product to use once or twice a week to give dull, tired-looking skin a boost. The product works with the steam in the shower to open pores and exfoliate all traces of dirt, oil and dead skin cells. Look for a similar product that your teen can use to exfoliate as well.

 5. Make the time

It's best for teens to wash their face twice a day to remove any dirt and oil and prevent breakouts. If your teen wears make-up, make sure you explain how very important it is to remove the make-up before bed.

6. hydrate and moisturize

It's important to encourage using products that will hydrate skin that can glow day after day. It's also important to hydrate from the inside out, so don't forget to encourage drinking lots of water. Also, look for products that do double duty and provide daily skin protection as well. It's important to start protecting the skin they are in when they are young.

7. Keep your skin clean

Our hands touch a lot of things during the day, but teenagers touch even more. They go from class to class, locker to classroom, computer to pencil. Dirt and oil can transfer from those things if you touch your face throughout the day. Try to encourage your teen to keep their hands away from their faces and when they do touch their face, make sure their hands are clean. Your teens face comes into contact with other things that can spread dirt and oil like their phone, their pillowcase, their make-up brushes so make sure they know the proper techniques for keeping those clean.

Proper skin care can be overwhelming. You may not know where to start, but it's important that smart habits are started young so that your teen can realize just how very important their skin is and they can protect it throughout their lifetime.  Teens want to look their best, so give them the very best start with these 7 tips for starting a skincare routine.

disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Johnson & Johnson. All opinions are 100% my own. I wouldn't share about something that I didn't love.

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