If you’re a parent who takes care of their skin and spends time on a proper skincare routine, there’s a good chance that your kids have seen you do it, and maybe they even ask to join in! There are some incredibly potent products on our site that are strictly for adult use only, but we also have several things which are mild enough for kids to use too, and we thought we’d give you an overview of a few of them.
Washing your face is important at any age and although for kids it’s usually a ‘flannel and hot water’ job, there’s no harm in letting them use this facial wash from Elemis every now and again. It’s incredibly mild and doesn’t contain harmful chemicals which could dry out the skin. It gently sweeps away pollutants and impurities whilst respecting the skin’s natural oils, leaving your face clean and fresh.
In our experience, kids love to pretend they’re grown ups, so having an at-home spa day with a parent is the height of fun! Face masks are always popular and this creamy clay mask from Decleor would be gentle enough for young skin. It softens the skin and wicks away impurities for an even complexion.
If something is safe for use in pregnancy, we figure it’s gentle enough to use on a child and that’s the case with this body scrub. Give your kids the Turkish bath experience with a bit of exfoliation. We wouldn’t suggest rubbing too hard as the sensation will be new to them, but it will definitely be an experience! This scrub from Decleor smells divine and really clears the head and invigorates the body.
Depending on the age of your child, it might well be time for them to start using products on a daily basis to keep their hormone-susceptible skin in check. This foaming wash from Dermalogica is specifically formulated for young, spot prone skin which is starting to feel the effects of burgeoning hormones and by keeping the face super clean it aims to keep spots at bay. Getting them into a proper skincare routine could really spare the agony of bad teenage skin as they get older.
Trying to give your child a foot massage is usually an hilarious experience because they’re just so ticklish that it’s hard to get anywhere near them! If you can get them to sit still for long enough, this foot cream from Elemis is excellent at keeping the tough skin of the foot soft and supple and it would be a great treatment after long days on the beach or spending time running around the garden barefoot.