Do the RITES thing – Start Skincare Young

Let’s tackle some FAQs and put the spotlight on starting skincare young.

Prevention is better than cure!

Most teenagers are reluctant to follow a good skincare routine and often wait to take care of their skin until a problem shows up – this is not the best approach! Whether you want to prevent or control oiliness, congestion and breakout or just maintain a healthy glow; you should start a skincare routine sooner rather than later. Age does not matter; our skin has the same basic needs at every age!

At what age should you start using skincare products?

You can start following a simple skincare routine from the age of ten. Whether or not you are interested in skincare at this age, the least you should do is simply introduce a mild, gentle cleanser. We recommend our Foam Fighter foaming face wash. Gently rub 1 to 2 pumps of foam into your face with clean hands and rinse off with warm water.

Is it bad to use anti-aging products at a young age?

Anti-aging creams can aggravate your skin and cause breakouts and congestion. These products are formulated for mature clients with different skincare needs. Often anti-aging creams are thicker and contains a high concentration of nourishing ingredients that can clog young skin which has a more natural oil production. We recommend applying our Control Freak SPF30 moisturizer in the morning to protect your skin during the day and Smart Hydrator moisturizer in the evening to repair and heal your skin at night. Our moisturizers are lightweight, quick absorbing and mattifying.

Do guys and girls require different skincare routines?

In general guys’ skin is thicker, oilier and ages differently because of hormonal changes. Another difference between guys and girls’ skin is in the amount of sweat the skin produces. A skincare routine should be based on your skin type, condition and lifestyle. Guys are often reluctant to follow a good skincare system; therefore, it is important to focus on products that are going to be easy to use and multifunctional.

How do you get a good skincare routine?

Keep it simple… No matter your age, gender, ethnicity, your skin needs gentle cleansing, exfoliation, hydration, year-round protection from the sun and healing ingredients. If you are young and not yet concerned about signs of aging or dealing with breakouts you still need a skincare routine and can start with these three easy steps:
  1. Cleanse: Wash your face with a gentle cleanser morning and evening.
  2. Tone: We recommend our Fresh Crusader toner face wipes to provide intensive cleaning without over drying the skin. Our wipes can also be used throughout the day to remove excess dirt and oil.
  3. Moisturize: During the day, apply a broad-spectrum sun cream with SPF 30 or greater to your face, neck, and other exposed areas of skin. At night, apply a facial moisturizer suitable for your skin type.

Tailoring your skincare system and strengthening your skin from a young age can help allay future concerns. You would not wait till you are nutrient deficient before eating healthy foods; the same approach applies to your skin. Get ahead of the skincare curve and start young. It is easier to prevent rather than fix the problem later!

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