As adults, we know how important it is to look after our skin.

I don’t know about you but the team at It’s Clancy, Yo! OFTEN comment on how they wish they started a skincare regime earlier and had more education available to them. The sun, the environment, our lifestyles, and the foods we eat can all contribute to how our skin holds up over time. Because of this, we are passionate about Aussie kids having early education, availability of safe, natural and effective products, and taking pride in looking after themselves and their skin!

So when is a good time for our kids to start a daily skincare regime? 

 

Get ahead of the game

If you look at your child’s skin at around the 6 year mark, you will probably be filled with envy. Their skin is comparable to a baby’s bottom – so soft and flawless. The skin we all dream about. Believe it or not, from about 8 years of age is a great time to be educating your children about skincare, and showing them how to look after their skin. Using a cleanser designed for sensitive and young skin when showering will help them remove dirt and impurities before any build up takes place on the skin. 

 

Start before puberty hits

Ah puberty! Fun times (NOT!)! With all the changes and new-found-feels, our self-esteem and confidence can really take a good hit. A big change can be noticed in our skin. Although acne can not always be prevented, having an early skin care regime in place prior to this time can really help our kids stay on top of things. Early intervention is the best solution for keeping their skin calm and clean. 

What is included in a skin care regime?

A skin care regime may change over time. Products that are being used as a teen won’t necessarily be the products our kids use into their adult lives. This is because their skin is changing and so is its needs. Hello wrinkles!

For 8-14 year olds, a good skin care regime should include a super gentle cleanser, moisturiser and sunscreen at the minimum. As puberty approaches we recommend a spot treatment or a calming serum to keep skin in tip top condition. 

  • A cleanser will clean away any dirt and impurities on the skin 
  • A spot gel assists with calming any painful, red or infected spots on the skin
  • A serum is a great booster for the skin, locking that moisture in
  • A moisturiser promotes hydration in the skin to maintain that soft, youthful face
  • A sunscreen protects the skin from the sun’s UV rays – preventing sunburn and premature ageing

What’s important to add is that the regime should be consistent and regular. Getting our kids into the habit of daily cleansing and moisturising will help them to keep skin concerns at bay and stay on top of their skin. 

 

How do I know which products to use?

Our tweens and teens have sensitive and delicate skin, so it’s important to choose products that will compliment and promote this. 

100% natural products that contain zero of the industry nasties floating around is the way forward for our kids.

Did you know It’s Clancy, Yo! says NO to: 

  • Parabens
  • Sulphates
  • Phthalates
  • Petrochemicals
  • Synthetic colours
  • Artificial fragrances
  • Silicones
  • Hormone Disruptors
  • Ethanolamine Compounds
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Mineral Oils
  • Triclosan 
  • EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid)
  • Animal Product

That list is crazy isn’t it? Sadly, many low value skincare products are filled with these cheap and nasty supplements. High quality, nature derived ingredients is what our skin craves, and deserves.  

To recap: A skincare regime is important at all ages. We recommend that around 8 years of age is a great time to really start teaching your children how to look after their skin. They are at an age where they can begin to do it themselves and also understand the importance of it. 

The team at It’s Clancy, Yo! are passionate about education surrounding starting skincare habits early. We are all about providing 100% safe, natural and effective products to set Aussie kids up for a future of clean and healthy looking skin.  We hope these tips assist with developing early skincare habits. 

 

If you enjoyed this blog, you may find the blog 5 STEPS TO A GREAT SKINCARE REGIME interesting and useful! 

Any questions please flick us an email at hello@itsclancyyo.com.au.

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