Food for Healthy Tween and Teen Skin
Tweens and Teens may start to notice blocked pores and spots from around age 10 or earlier depending on hormones.
Caring for your skin on the outside through a skincare routine is an excellent habit to form from an early age, however healthy eating plays a vital role in helping tween and teen skin stay clear and bright.
So, here are our favourite foods for glowing, healthy skin:
Blueberries are high in antioxidants and packed with nutrients which assist in fighting off acne and protecting skin from free radicals caused by environmental pollution and sun damage.
Broccoli can be eaten cooked or raw and is full of so many vitamins and minerals that are essential for healthy young skin including zinc, vitamin A and vitamin C. Broccoli is amazing which is why we use it as an ingredient in our Face Moisturiser!
Avocados are packed with vitamins C, E, K and B6 - all of which are amazing for skin. Healthy fats from avocados also keep skin flexible and full of moisture.
If you don’t like avocadoes on their own how about trying them in guacamole with a few corn chips on the side!
Omega-rich foods such as fish and seafood help protect skin from the sun and pollution. Fatty fish, like salmon and mackerel, are skin boosters as they restore and maintain the skin’s moisture and balance.
- Olive Oil
The antioxidants in olives have been found to have anti-inflammatory benefits, which are important for keeping skin clear from blemishes caused by acne.
Oats are delicious, especially with a drizzle of honey! They are also good for healthy skin because they contain selenium which protects against cell damage and infections.
- Leafy Greens such as Spinach and Kale
Leafy greens, particularly spinach provide skin with extra antioxidants for healthy skin cells. Spinach is ideal for protecting delicate tween skin from free radical damage.
Leafy greens contain:
- Vitamin A: assists with dry, flaky skin.
- Vitamin C: helps repair the damaging effects caused by the sun.
- Vitamin E: helps fight irritations of the skin and bacteria build up.
As it is so incredibly good for you and your skin we use Kale in our Face Moisturiser!
While being rich and delicious, tomatoes contain lycopene which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. This means that they are amazing in assisting with acne and in protecting skin from environmental stress including from the sun.
Choose a natural or greek yoghurt. Probiotics in yogurt can help manage acne by killing acne-causing bacteria, reducing inflammation and helping skin to maintain a protective barrier.
Did you know that you can also use yoghurt as a face mask?
- Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate is chocolate with at least 70% cocoa content. It may not be to everyone’s liking due to its bitterness, however dark chocolate has been found to increase skin hydration and assist with skin being less scaly and rough.
While healthy foods are definitely a good way to improve your skin, tweens and early teens also need an appropriate skincare regime. So, what is appropriate for this age group?
Dermatologists recommend keeping it simple with a gentle cleanser and moisturiser. Kids Care Co's hydrating gentle foaming cleanser and light weight moisturiser have been specifically designed for tween and early teen skin. Plus we source the highest quality ingredients including:
Australian Kakadu Plum
Rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C, assists in smoothing and balancing skin and brightening complexions.
Australian Davidson Plum
Reduces skin redness, clears pores, strengthens and hydrates skin.
Australian Desert Lime
Contains anti-inflammatories which rejuvenate and hydrate the skin.
Is an anti-inflammatory agent and repairs and protects skin.
Aloe Vera Leaf Juice
Used for centuries, aloe vera has been proven to moisturise the skin, it can assist with clearing acne and soothing psoriasis, eczema and sunburn.
Super Greens (Broccoli, Kale and Sea Fennel)
Increases hydration, leaving skin glowing and soft.
Coconut oil helps reduce dryness and allows skin to retain moisture. It also smells great!
Helps skin regeneration, detoxes the skin and protects against UV radiation.
Soothes and calms the skin and is particularly beneficial for those with sensitive skin.
Nourish your skin from the inside and out and you will see it glow like the sun!