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Those teenage years are full of firsts. First date, first time behind the wheel, first job. There are also some firsts that we would all like to forget. Like your first breakout. Yep, those volatile teen hormones can wreak all sorts of havoc on skin. Teenagers are often dealing with blemishes on their faces, backs and necks. Usually right around prom, yearbook pictures, or the big debate tournament when its seems like the whole world is watching. At least those are the blemishes you remember, right?
One of the most important things a teen can do when it comes to skincare is to keep their skin clean. A consistent cleansing routine is key. Since teens are known for their consistency, this should be no problem. (I hope you picked up my sarcasm there.) Like most things in their lives, this will depend on the teen. Some will be all about keeping their skin clean in an effort to ward off blemishes. Some just won't care. What you can do is gently remind (i.e. nag) them and make it as simple as possible.
It doesn't get much easier than HD Clear Foaming Face Wash. They don't even have to work it into a lather. They just apply two pumps of foam to their faces, rinse, and dry. It is formulated to naturally clean skin and uses essential oils to promote a clear, healthy complexion. Follow up the face wash with HD Clear Topical Blend and HD Clear Facial Lotion for an overall cleansing regimen.
If your teen needs something even easier, this DIY is perfect.
Facial Cleansing Wipes
(RECIPE FROM DOTERRA)
- Combine witch hazel, fractionated coconut oil, and water in a small blowl and stir.
- Add Melaleuca.
- Use a serrated knife to cut the roll of paper towels in half widthwise and remove tube from one half.
- Put the half without the tube in an airtight container, then pour the solution over the roll.
- Replace lid and shake.
- To use, pull wipes from center and wipe face.
Topical Application of Essential Oils
Because of their chemical make up, essential oils are able to penetrate and diffuse through the skin's surface to enter pores. The following oils can be applied directly to skin to reduce the appearance of blemishes and promote overall skin health.* You can also add these essential oils to moisturizer or dilute them with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil or jojoba oil. If you apply Grapefruit Essential Oil (or any citrus oil) to your skin, you should avoid sun exposure for 12 hours.
- Juniper Berry
- HD Clear Topical Blend
- Immortelle Anti-Aging Blend (Because blemishes aren't just for teens.)
Here is a great overview of how essential oils can help get your teens into a good skincare routine.
Have you tried essential oils to promote healthy, clear skin? What has been successful for you?