What are the best skincare habits to instill and when should we start...?


One of the most common questions we get from parents on a daily basis: What are the best skincare habits to instill and when should we start.

In our experience, it is important to introduce your child to good skincare routine when they are still young. Make sure that they know about the importance of taking care of themselves at an early age, as this will make it so much easier down the road for both the child and the parents.

There are many variables when it comes to a great looking skin. Skincare starts with what you eat. Teach your child that their skin is their largest organ and like all their other organs, this one should also be looked after. Teach them about healthy food, nutritious food, how important hydration and drinking lots of water is, and that what you put in, is as important as what you put on. Here's a list of just some of the variables that need to be taken into consideration when it comes to great skincare:

  • Diet
  • Hydration
  • Liver function
  • Hormones
  • Protection against the elements (toxins, smoke, harsh sun etc)
  • Healthy Skincare routine

Getting your child their own products makes them feel valued. We have found that when they have their own products, they take pride in looking after themselves, which also encourages them to get into a healthy routine .

In this pre-teen phase, the focus should be more about enjoying the process than how well they do it. Let them have a bit of fun as the explore as the more they enjoy it, the more often they will do it.

Make sure the products they use are healthy and delicate. Unfortunately there's allot of nonsense out there, and you need to double check those ingredients carefully.

Start with a basic (delicate and heathy) face-wash & lotion. Get them to wash and moisturize twice a day (before school and before bed). Keep the products next to the bath or shower so that they remember to use them. Our Tweenology Facetime Kit for girls and guys are designed to support them with the most basic skincare - a wash & lotion. Healthy, plant based, delicate and suitable for all skin types.

Feel free to go read what other parents say about our products by reading the testimonials under our products on our website. These come directly from the parents (unedited!) and we are proud to say that in almost 2-years, we've only received 5 star reviews.

We wish you all the best as you navigate your way through the different pre-teen phases. We are all in this together!

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at info@tweenology.co.za and we will gladly see how we can assist.

Team Tweenology.