From a dermatologist’s perspective, the tween years are important. Tween, or pre-adolescent skin, is in huge transition.
What is happening to a tween's skin as they go from childhood to their teen years?
Tween skin is moving from the fine and delicate skin of childhood into the hormonally induced changes of puberty. Oil glands are enlarging and revving up, hair is becoming courser and the distribution of it is showing up in new places. It’s an exciting time.
As a parent of two grown adult kids, I also know that tweens can be, well - complex.
What is the best skin care for tween complexions?
Skin care for tweens needs to fit their skin type. That means knowing how oily or acne prone a complexion is becoming. Tween skin is often more sensitive than teen skin since it still has some of the delicate structural aspects of a child’s skin. This makes acne treatment tricky since many acne medicines are designed for oily and tough adolescent complexions and can irritate and dry out a tween complexion.
What inherent skin issues exist that will start becoming more important as a child moving into adolescence develops more concern over appearance. Dry skin and keratosis pilaris start to get noticed.
Sun protection is important too. As children start to develop more independence, they become more responsible for adhering to good sun protection practices.
I have listed here the products that are the most popular with tweens in my dermatology practice. It’s an exciting time of life. It’s also been really rewarding for me to work with tweens to help them begin good skin care habits that will last their lifetime.
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Designed with the right ingredients to clear body acne and prevent acne scars, this is the best back and body acne skin care treatments in a kit.$46.00
A plastic scalp scrubber is a highly effective way to deep clean your scalp and to help control dandruff, 'dry scalp' and pimples on the scalp.$5.00
Have smooth skin instantly! This long exfoliating wash cloth is now my favorite way to physically exfoliate skin on the body.$6.00
The Ultimate Sun Protection Kit provides everything you'll need to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays.This kit includes Sun Guard Laundry Treatment, UV Ray Detecto Ring, Vanicream Lip Protectant, Solbar Zinc SPF 38 Sunscreen and Citrix Sunscreen SPF 40 and a mesh travel bag for your products.$57.50
Turn everyday clothing into sun protection garments. Wearing sun protective clothing is essential for comprehensive, complete sun protection of your skin!$4.00
Learn when you are exposed to harmful UV rays. The Detecto-Ring consists of plastic UV sensing beads and a colored key ring. Keep it on your key ring and test your sun exposure - the white beads turn color when they're exposed to UV-A or UV-B. Get ready to be surprised!$2.50
Good looking and high-performance sun protection for kids.$15.00
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These stylish and high-performance men's microfiber hats have a breathable mesh lining and a 3 1/4" brim. They fit perfectly and won't blow off because they have both an adjustable chin strap and an adjustable brim strap to hold them securely to your head.$19.00
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Lightweight, cool, and breathable cloth UPF 50 sun protection hats. Get in the habit of wearing this broad−brimmed hat along with your broad spectrum sunscreen − proven effective in the prevention of skin cancer and premature aging. Fits your head perfectly with its clever, adjustable inner brim cord. Highly packable too and makes a great gift!$25.00