Check out the Skincare Guide for Kids Based on Age Range!

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Maybe we just started to recognize skincare in our teenage or adult years, but did you know that skincare is also important for children? Not just for the sake of glowing, skincare is instrumental in keeping the skin healthy. Especially for babies and children whose skin is much more sensitive. Even so, children’s skin also has different phases according to their age. So, don’t get it wrong and check out this kids skincare guide carefully!

The Importance of Starting Skincare Early

The use of skincare in children certainly has many benefits, including maintaining moisture, health, and protecting the skin from free radicals. Unkempt skin can certainly invite various health problems, right? It can also help children avoid problems in their teenage years such as the emergence of acne problems. This is the main purpose of using skincare for children.

But there’s one more thing that’s equally important! By introducing children to the world of skincare from an early age, we are teaching them to understand hygiene and self-care. This way, the child will get used to maintaining cleanliness even as an adult. It’s like planting good habits early, moms!

It doesn’t need to be complicated, we just need to teach simple things like routine bathing and hair washing. Over time, we can understand the child’s skin condition well and provide appropriate skin care as well. So easy, right? 

Well, to make things easier, Serenitree will provide a special guide to children’s skincare based on age. For the record, this is basic skincare! If you have other skin problems, you can consult a professional and adjust your skincare routine accordingly!

Age 0-5 Years

Children at this age have thin and vulnerable skin that is sensitive to problems such as irritation, redness, or rashes. Therefore, we should use skincare products with special formulations for babies/children that are free from harsh chemicals or dyes/fragrances. Generally, the skincare required includes: Soap, moisturizer, baby oil and sunscreen (baby/child formulation)

In addition to skincare, we also need to pay attention to clothing materials. Try to choose clothes made from cotton or other soft materials. Then to avoid rashes, make sure that skin fold areas, such as the neck, elbow folds, or knee folds, remain dry and clean.

Ages 5-11

In this age category, a child’s skin is developing and will start to show certain characteristics such as increased oil production. However, your skincare routine doesn’t need to be extensive! Keep it simple, use a facial cleanser (gentle or child-specific), moisturizer, sunscreen, soap and Serenitree lotion (safe for children aged 3 & 7 years and above)

We need to remember that consistency and moderation are key. No need to use too many products too often. This moment is also the right time for us to teach children to start the habit of taking care of their skin. Don’t forget, moms, that skin care is should also be accompanied by a healthy diet!

11-17 years old

At this age, children are going through hormonal changes. These hormonal changes will cause many things including changes in skin texture, acne, blackheads, and more. It is not uncommon in this phase to have a lot of acne problems! Therefore, the right skincare routine is facial wash (according to skin type), moisturizer, sunscreen, Serenitree soap & lotion, and start exfoliating at the age of 14 and above

This exfoliation process will help regenerate skin cells, acne problems, and make the skin evenly bright. However, make sure the exfoliating products you use don’t contain harsh ingredients! Just do it 1-2 times a week or as instructed. 

Additional tips: Choose non-comedogenic skincare for those with oily skin and use products with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide to treat acne.

17 years old and above

Even though they are getting older, their skin still needs attention and will always undergo changes. Especially if your child has been traveling a lot, wearing makeup and exposed to pollution. Their skincare routine will be more complex, such as facial wash/cleanser, toner, moisturizer, sunscreen, Serenitree soap & lotion, face mask, vitamin C, exfoliation routine, and retinol usage (starting from 20s, to fight premature aging). Make sure to double cleanse, especially if wearing makeup. 

The variety of skin problems that can occur due to internal and external factors may also require other skincare treatments. Make sure to research, consult and pay close attention!

Serenitree, Natural Skincare Safe for Kids

Natural products tend to be gentler and without harsh chemicals, hence safer for children. But, that doesn’t mean we don’t need to do a patch test before use. We need to understand our child’s skin condition, what allergies and how sensitive their skin is. They could be allergic to natural ingredients. This is why Serenitree will never get tired of reminding us how important it is to choose skincare, even natural ones.

For those who are curious and want to try Serenitree’s gentle soaps and lotions, you should definitely check out the “brightening” variant (safe for 7 years and above) with a fresh scent and the “calming” variant (safe for 3 years and above) with a calming lavender scent. Even moms/parents can use it at the same time because Serenitree products are safe for children, pregnant women, breastfeeding, and people with sensitive skin. One product for all age ranges!

Of course, it’s not just about the “Natural” label, Serenitree’s treatments contain natural ingredients that can solve skin problems in children! Some of these include:

  • Calendula Extract: Avoids irritation, prickly heat, or diaper rash as it is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antibacterial.
  • Sweet Almond Oil: Works as a moisturizer while protecting the skin from free radicals, especially suitable for children with sensitive skin.
  • Vegetable Glycerin: Relieves irritation and accelerates wound healing. 
  • Lavender Essential Oil: The scent of this essential oil can help children stay calm and relaxed during the skincare routine. 
  • And there are many more natural benefits of Serenitree products! Instead of being curious, let’s experience the benefits right away! 

In conclusion, skincare is indeed very important for all ages because it is closely related to one’s health and well-being. Instead of being late, let’s instill early skin care habits in children safely. Hopefully this article is useful for you!

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