Developing Healthy Habits Early
Most babies have used sunscreen from 6 months of age onward.
Pre-teens and teens can start with a simple cleansing and moisturizing routine which will help down the road as they are more prone to develop skin issues.
Positive habits that follow teens and into young adulthood. Teaching kids about self-care instill in kids the importance of maintaining the lifelong health of the skin.
We all benefit from decreasing sun exposure and getting serious about sun damage and avoiding premature aging and skin cancer.
Acne can be complicated by several factors. To generalize, teens who experience acne, depending on severity, could be said to have an advantage in that they understand the importance of adhering to skin care regimens and they’ve personally witnessed major changes in their skin.
Teens enjoy beauty products. Grocery store items as they commonly do not contain active ingredients and are more “feel good” products. “Active” ingredients are intended to have therapeutic and pharmacologic activity.
The percentage and exact function of each active ingredient must be approved by the FDA. Here is an intro from the Cleveland Clinic into examples of some active ingredients.
At age 18 young adults can begin using serums and more targeted or specific products. From 18-25 consider “anti-aging” products. Depending on skin type, exposure to sun, and other factors, it may be appropriate. Most important is to develop a skin care routine to get into the practice of taking care of skin and focusing on “problem” issues. Masks and the use of professional products that contain active (stronger) ingredients are a great start.
At 25 adults can begin to get serious. It’s time for the daily use of active products that encourage healthy aging. Notice we say “healthy aging” as we invite and encourage embracing the natural process and inevitability that we will advance in years. We can still take measures to look and feel our best! Awareness and taking first steps will keep skin looking clean with a fresh healthy glow.
The above are opinions and derivative from our education and research. We encourage consumers to conduct their own research to make decisions about your individual skin health. Sena Spa guests complete an intake and a consult where we are able to assess skin and offer guidelines and recommendations. To learn more about Sena Spa Facial Rituals click here.