My daughter is turning fourteen today. I can hardly believe it. I remember just yesterday holding her hand and skipping down the road. Time truly does fly. Now she is fully immerse in self care, from one to sometimes two showers a day, daily exercise and healthy eating, . She gives this same attention to her skin care routine and her skin is as gorgeous today as it was the day she was brought into this world. Who says a teenage daughter doesn't listen to her mom? Certainly Lillie has.
Here is what I suggest to all teens to make the most out of the next few years of changes:
The most important advice is to start with the safest ingredients. Eliminate anything that contains synthetic ingredients as these can be highly irritating to the skin. Concentrate instead on skin care products that are 100% biodegradable, all natural with no parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, artificial colors or fragrance. Not only are these products good for you but the environment as well.
JK Beauty's line of skin care is all natural and the line for teens is remarkable.
Once you have your products make sure you get in the daily habit of using them. The teen age years are the perfect formative years to ingrain daily habits for a lifetime of beautiful skin.
Here's my recommended daily routine for any teen:
Cleanse the skin daily with a gentle cleanser at night to remove excess oil, sweat, and dirt. JK Beauty's Green Beauty PM Cleanser or JK Beauty's PM Face and Body Gel work wonders.
Clarify and tone anytime to cleanse, tone, refresh and to prevent breakouts. Toners aid against the formation of comedones, blemishes and reduces redness and helps clear congested skin.
Nurture and Hydrate your skin by applying a Repair Gel or Cream mornings and evenings. This will provide balance to your skin antioxidants and essential ingredients.
Protect your skin from the outdoor elements by applying a SPF 15 or higher Moisturizer and Lip Balm. This small step will help in the years to come.
Exfoliate once a week with a gentle peel to clarify, smooth and soften the skin. An all natural botanical peel will be best.
Blemish free skin requires an application of a topical blemish or medication to targeted spots at bedtime. A drying lotion, like the one JK Beauty makes is ideal for keeping the skin blemish free.
Hydrate yourself by drinking at least eight glasses of water each and every day. This helps remove toxins that often show up in your skin.
yourself by embracing your true beauty and the uniqueness that makes you, 'you'. The most beautiful skin is skin that has been treated with love and respect.
Exercise daily. This keeps the blood circulating and creates a more beautiful tone to your skin.
at least eight hours each and every day. Tired skin looks dull and breaks out more often than that of a rested persons.
Love yourself and your skin.
Real beauty is is natural, fresh, healthy, and fun! So enjoy this time because, as we all know, time does truly fly by.
Happy Birthday Lillie!
Until next week,