Most early skin issues in children, tweens and teens can be prevented and treated with a simple, gentle skincare routine. Even if your child has perfect skin, establishing a self care routine early can lead to a lifetime of good skin habits.
We noticed skin changes in our own children from around 5 years old. It began with a few blackheads around their noses and then a pimple or a dry patch here and there.
Speaking to dermatologists, we learnt that many children start to notice pre teen skin changes between 7 and 12. Some children in this age group have already developed quite severe skin issues.
To assist with our own children's skin concerns we began looking for the perfect first skincare routine for tweens.
When we couldn't find anything we were happy with, we created Petite Skin Co.
Our products have been formulated to be gentle enough to use on young skin from 5 years old (be sure to patch test first). We suggest for this age group keeping our Face Cleansing Foam and Face Moisturiser on hand for those times you need to remove face paint, thick sunscreens or for those extra grubby days! Introducing children to washing their faces when they're young, even if not daily, is a wonderful way to reinforce the importance of taking care of our skin.
Children and tweens from 7-12 are at the perfect age to begin understanding the concept of a daily skincare routine. If they are interested, begin by cleansing and moisturising once a day and always applying a suncreen during the day. If your child is starting to develop more congestion or breakouts, increase the routine to morning and night. Even if your child isn't experiencing skin issues, getting into the habit of daily self care can help build your child's sense of self worth.
No matter when your child is ready to start taking care of their face, we're thrilled that our products take the guesswork out of where to begin. Once they've started, your child will be establishing habits that will lead to a lifetime of beautiful skin. And isn't that one of the best gifts we could ever give them?