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When is the right time to start a skincare routine?

When is the right time to start a skincare routine? - Petite Skin Co.

Navigating the journey of parenthood brings along a series of pivotal decisions, one of which includes when to introduce your child to a skincare routine. At Petite Skin Co., we not only specialize in creating age-appropriate skincare products for 7 to 14-year-olds but I'm also a parent navigating this journey alongside you. I have 2 daughters, who were 5 and 7 when Petite Skin Co. was born.  I understand the importance of skincare for tweens and encourage daily self-care practices.

Petite Skin Co. was in fact inspired by the need for age appropriate skincare for my children and the changes they were experiencing with their skin. When I looked for products that ticked all the boxes and came up empty handed.   Faced with breakouts, blackheads, and congestion at ages as young  7, I realized the scarcity of gentle yet effective products in the market. This led to the creation of a brand that addresses these concerns, offering a safe introduction to skincare for many families who shared the same experiences.

I'd love to share some of the main reasons our customers have decided it's the right time to start their child on a skincare routine. Perhaps it will help you decide if your child is ready?

Building Good Skin Habits Early

One of the core reasons our customers choose to start their children on a skincare journey is the desire to establish good skin habits from an early age. We believe in a positive first experience with skincare, providing products without active ingredients and formulated to match the pH of tap water. This ensures that while children learn and explore skincare, their delicate skin remains protected from harsh ingredients.

The Importance of Removing Sunscreen

Wearing Sunscreen daily is THE MOST important good skin habit, but it's also one skincare product that can cause breakouts and congestion if it's not removed properly. Going to bed with a clean face is paramount and removing your sunscreen each night will ensure your skin stays smooth, bright and clear.

Early onset puberty causing early skin changes

With children experiencing puberty earlier, many 7-12 year olds are experiencing skin issues usually reserved for the teen years. Instead of reaching for acne treatments, establishing a routine of cleansing and moisturising twice a day start with good skin hygiene practices. Cleansing and Moisturising twice a day will most likely keep early pimples and acne under control and you may only need a spot treatment for any active breakouts.

Fewer skin issues in teen years

Starting a skincare routine can be an exciting adventure for your child. The anticipation of receiving their own skincare products can make the experience fun and engaging, laying the groundwork for lifelong good skin habits.  At Petite Skin Co., our mission is to provide parents and their children with the knowledge and products necessary for nurturing young, delicate skin. Our Australian-made, natural skincare line is designed to address the unique needs of pre-teens, ensuring a gentle yet effective approach to skincare. Whether you're looking to instil good habits, address early skin changes, or simply introduce your child to the world of skincare, we're here to support you every step of the way.  Learning about correct cleansing techniques and understanding the benefits of a skincare routine while young, will no doubt lead to better skin through your teens. Of course, hormones and other factors can play a role but for the breakouts caused by oil, dirt and bacteria, a consistent skincare routine will be your best defence. Establish the daily habits now and they'll be an expert by the time those teen years arrive!

Whatever your reason for starting your child on a skincare routine is, we can assure you that they will be excited from the moment their parcel arrives! With Petite Skin Co., you can rest assured that your child's skin is in safe hands, paving the way for a future of healthy skin.  After all, if they're having fun, that's the first step in building those wonderful good skin habits!