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Back to School Skincare for Teens + Young Adults

Back-to-school season is upon us! It’s a time of transition, anticipation, renewal and focus. As we sharpen pencils and patch our backpacks, we’re also refreshing our self-care routines.

During our teen and young adult years, our bodies go through lots of physical and hormonal changes that can affect the skin. A nourishing, all-natural skincare routine can greatly help to remedy concerns such as acne, dryness, combination skin, and more. 

First things first: A fresh bar of soap is in order to step into the new school year with a clean face! We recommend teens and young adults try our Soap Trio to find their skin’s favorite. Our Bamboo Charcoal Cleansing Bar Soap is an excellent choice for cleansing the face and body. Its lather is luscious (making it ideal for shaving, if that’s part of your routine), and bamboo charcoal is known for its ability to clean and purify oily, blemish-prone, and/or combination skin.

For those prone to breakouts: our Lapis Facial Oil will become a skincare staple. Clarifying and balancing blue tansy and kukui nut oil ingredients help enormously to even your skin tone and soothe your complexion on a daily basis. Try blending it with a few drops of Prism Exfoliating Glow Potion each night for gently exfoliated, renewed skin each morning. Should a blemish or breakout pop up, our Blue Clay Mask comes in handy as an all-over mask and/or spot treatment.

Self-love is not often taught in school, therefore teens and young adults will need to supplement their education with a dedicated practice of their own. In addition to everyday skincare routines, be sure to indulge in deeper self-love rituals from time to time. Meditation, yoga, stretching, asking for help, journaling, making connections with friends and loved ones, and developing hobbies and interests are all integral to building a life that is rich in self-love.

We recommend our Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Creme and Emerald Deep Moisture Glow Oil to encourage self-love and glowing skin. The two products are divine when used on their own, separately, or swirled together to form a perfect self-love potion. A featherlight spritz of Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist can help to revive stressed-out skin in an instant. (Tip: add a mini version to your messenger bag for a rosy mood-lift during a busy or stressful school day.) 

Have fun with your routine. In addition to providing yourself with care, self-love includes experimenting with your look and vibe as you get to know yourself better. Play up your natural beauty with a swipe of Coco Rose Lip Tint that keeps lips soft and conditioned. Our all-purpose Orchid Facial Oil not only works as a moisturizing facial oil, it also doubles as a hair oil, highlighter, cuticle treatment, or natural perfume. Our playful Hair Perfume Mists in Jasmine, Apricot, and Rose let you switch up your scent as often as you wish.