Top 3 Reasons to Start a Kids Skincare Routine
We all know, as adults, how important it is to take of our skin and our baby’s skin but what do we do with the kids aged 5-9? I would say they are the most neglected in terms of having nontoxic and formula appropriate skincare products, specifically face products.
I always wondered . . . would I have been interested in skincare if introduced at a younger age? The only thing that comes to mind is that I knew I didn’t want to use baby products because I’m not a baby, I am a "big kid.” I wasn’t allowed to use mom’s products because they were for adults. Thinking back on this, it would have been neat if my mom had a product to introduce to me that was made for me. A product that was not filled with toxic chemicals and that was more potent than baby products while being less harsh than adult products. We could have had a bonding moment in which we washed our faces and applied moisturizer like the big girl that I was. It would have made me feel like a grown up AND I could have had a moment with my busy working mom every night or morning while building a self-loving habit.
Now the reason you are all here: the top 3 reasons to establish a kid friendly skincare routine:
- Prevents future skin issues
A consistent skincare routine can help prevent common skin issues and conditions that affect children. For example, regularly cleaning the skin helps remove dirt, sweat, and bacteria, reducing the likelihood of acne and other skin irritations later in life. Applying moisturizer helps combat dryness, especially in changing weather conditions. The use of sunscreen helps prevent sunburn and minimize the risk of long-term damage from sun exposure, including skin cancer.
- Promotes healthy skin development
Children’s skin is more delicate and sensitive than adults’, making it susceptible to various issues such as dryness, irritation, and sun damage. A regular skincare routine that includes gentle cleansing and moisturizing can support the skin’s natural barrier function, preventing issues like dryness and discomfort. Additionally, using sunscreen helps protect their skin from harmful UV rays, reducing the risk of sunburn and long-term skin damage.
- Establishes good hygiene habits
The most important of them all, in my humble opinion, a skincare routine, introduced early, helps instill good hygiene habits. Teaching children to cleanse their face, moisturize, and protect their skin with sunscreen not only contributes to physical health but also fosters a sense of personal responsibility. These habits can carry into adulthood, encouraging a lifelong commitment to self-care and skincare practices.
A skincare routine for kids helps promote and maintain healthy skin development. With the use of quality “clean” skincare products, this is achievable. This also hopefully instills healthy habits at a young age, which will encourage children to take proper care of themselves now and well into the future.