Navigating Teen and Tween Skin Care in a World of Misinformation

In the age of social media, it’s easier than ever to get swept up in the latest skincare trends. Influencers tout miracle products and quick fixes, often without the expertise to back their claims. For teens and tweens, whose skin is still developing and can be particularly sensitive, this misinformation can lead to harmful skincare practices. As licensed professionals, we see the effects of this firsthand and feel compelled to set the record straight.

The Misinformation Epidemic

Scrolling through platforms like TikTok and Instagram, you’ll find countless skincare routines recommended by influencers. While some advice is harmless, others promote the use of products designed for mature skin, such as retinol and strong chemical exfoliants. These products can cause irritation, inflammation, and long-term damage when used by teens and tweens.

Retinol, for example, is celebrated for its anti-aging benefits. However, it increases cell turnover and can make young skin more vulnerable to sun damage and irritation. Similarly, products with added fragrances might seem appealing but can trigger sensitivities and dermatitis in young skin.

Why Professional Guidance Matters

The good news is that professional estheticians can provide the correct guidance. Understanding the specific needs of teen and tween skin is crucial. For instance, instead of harsh exfoliants, teens and tweens should use gentle alternatives from Oway and Aveda, such as:

  • Aveda Botanical Kinetics™ Exfoliant: A non-abrasive liquid exfoliant that gently removes dead skin cells, perfect for maintaining smooth and clear skin without irritation.
  • Aveda Botanical Kinetics™ Purifying Gel Cleanser: A gentle, plant-based cleanser that effectively removes impurities without stripping the skin.
  • Oway Perfect Skin Cleansing Cream: A rich and soft purifying cream that improves the skin’s comfort, leaving it soft, purified and silky.
  • Aveda Botanical Kinetics™ Hydrating Lotion: A lightweight, oil-free moisturizer that hydrates the skin and balances oil production, making it ideal for young, sensitive skin.
  • Oway Moisturizing Face Cream: A hydrating cream formulated with organic ingredients that nourish and protect the skin without causing irritation.


During our upcoming Teen and Tween Skin Care Class on June 20 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, we’ll address these issues head-on. This class will empower teens, tweens, and their parents with the knowledge to make informed skincare choices.

What to Expect at the Class

Our class will cover:

  • The Basics of Teen and Tween Skin Care: Understanding the unique needs of adolescent skin.
  • Identifying Harmful Ingredients: Learn why certain popular ingredients like retinol and glycolic acid might not be suitable for young skin.
  • Safe Alternatives: Discover gentle, effective products from Oway and Aveda that support healthy skin without the risks.
  • “Hands on” demonstrations of proper skincare techniques
  • Q&A Session: Get personalized advice from a licensed esthetician.
  • Skin care goodie bag: Each participant will receive a goodie bag with select skincare products and a mask brush.
  • Special offer: Enjoy a 20% discount on all skincare products available for purchase at the end of the class.


Why This Matters

Educating teens and tweens about proper skincare is not just about preventing immediate skin issues; it’s about fostering long-term skin health. By debunking myths and promoting safe practices, we can help young individuals develop routines that protect and nourish their skin.? Join us on June 20, from 5:30-7:30 for an informative and hands-on Teen and Tween Skin Care Class, designed to clear up the confusion and provide reliable, expert guidance on proper skin care for teens and tweens.

Call us at 608-831-7546 to reserve your spot today!

Teen and Tween Skin Care Class

Date: Thursday, June 20

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Location: Rejuvenation Spa

Cost: $25 reservation fee

*Photo by Etty Fidele on Unsplash