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Battle of the Genders: Unique Skincare Regimens for Teens

Battle of the Genders: Unique Skincare Regimens for Teens

Contrary to popular belief, skincare isn't just for the ladies – teenage guys also need a bit more attention to maintain radiant, lively complexions. While the distinctions between teen girl and teen boy skin may be slight, they definitely play a role in shaping grooming routines.

During adolescence, boys undergo a surge in testosterone, the hormone responsible for male development. This hormonal influx causes sweat and sebaceous glands to enlarge, often resulting in oily skin and pesky breakouts. Unfortunately for our adolescent male counterparts, acne tends to be more severe than it is for teenage girls.

Keep reading to uncover the ultimate teen skincare guide tailored to each gender, ensuring that you're equipped to handle the skin's unique characteristics. 

The Ultimate Guide to Skincare for Teen Girls

Like their male counterparts, teenage girls should focus on the fundamental aspects of skincare. Key components include a trusty cleanser, targeted spot treatments, a nourishing moisturizer, and daily sun protection.

Some young ladies, their skin tends to be more sensitive and prone to redness compared to boys. This stems from the increased estrogen levels during the puberty and adolescent years.

To prevent parched, irritated, and uneven skin, teen girls ought to steer clear of alcohol-infused products. Surprisingly, many popular facial washes use alcohol to combat pesky acne, but they might be too severe for delicate skin.

Additionally, teenage gals can reap significant benefits from using water-powered moisturizers. These hydration heroes are non-greasy and sink in quickly, all while providing the essential moisturizing perks. Best of all, water holds the title for being the most natural and gentle ingredient out there. So go ahead, give your skin the TLC it deserves, and rock that awesome complexion!

In the AM, here's what teen gals should do for skincare:

1. Pick a gentle yet purifying facial cleanser: Look for a gentle cleanser that will effectively unclog pores and keep your skin in top-notch condition.

2. Gently pat your face dry: Avoid any tugging or pulling when drying your skin to prevent irritation.

3. Apply a lightweight moisturizer: This will hydrate and nourish your skin, so make sure to take the time to massage it into your face.

4. Sunscreen or tinted SPF: Apply a layer of sunscreen or tinted moisturizer with SPF in order to protect your skin from sun damage.

5. Let the SPF set: Allow the SPF to fully absorb into your skin before applying makeup.

6. Show off your makeup look: Once everything is settled, you’re now ready to show off your morning makeup routine!

It's okay if you haven't got a morning skincare routine yet, but for many teens, it's a fab way to refresh their moisture game and shield their skin from pesky sun damage.


And when the sun sets, teen girls, we have the PM regimen:

1. Pick a gentle yet purifying facial cleanser: Look for a gentle cleanser that will effectively unclog pores and keep your skin in top-notch condition. Remember to pat dry!

2. Cover up with a face mask: If you’re feeling fancy, try covering up with a face mask to give your skin an extra boost. (optional and certainly not every night!)

3. Tone it up: Using a natural toner will help to balance the pH level on your skin, while also helping to reduce bacteria and oil production. (optional)

4. Lock in moisture with serums: Serums can provide an extra layer of hydration for your skin, so make sure you get the right one for your skin type. (optional)

5. Moisturize: Using a lightweight moisturizer will help to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy all day long.

6. Get rid of breakouts with spot treatments: Wave your magical acne wand (AKA spot treatment) and say goodbye to pesky pimples!

7. Soften your lips with exfoliation (optional): Don't forget to rid the dry skin from your lips to make them look and feel softer. A great sugar scrub or just keeping your lips hydrated with a product like Fatco's Fat Stick works wonders!

This routine should help keep your skin in tip-top condition, no matter what season it is! Plus, you'll be feeling extra confident - just like a teen queen! 💄


The Ultimate Teen Skincare Guide for Guys

Skincare isn't just for the ladies! Teen guys should also adopt a simple and effective skincare routine to maintain healthy skin.

It's a clever idea to keep your skin care products in the shower as you're more likely to develop a consistent routine. This works exceptionally well for face washes that can be used before or after your regular body wash.

For teens of any gender, cleansing is the epitome of skincare. It removes dirt, sweat and bacteria from your face to prevent blocked pores, which can lead to acne or other skin conditions. Tone and treat blemishes with a spot treatment if needed. The key for guys is to get into a routine now and it is a lot easier than any sport or band practice/routine.

Here's a quick and easy daily skincare lineup for teen guys:

  1. Pick a gentle yet purifying facial cleanser: Look for a gentle cleanser that will effectively unclog pores and keep your skin in top-notch condition.
  2. Cleanse your face, neck, shoulders, and back: To keep acne at bay, make sure you cleanse the problematic areas like your neck, shoulders, and back along with your face.  We suggest Prep U Charcoal Body Scrub as it works wonders for detoxifying the skin and ridding your arm pits of nasty smells. 
  3. Apply serums post-shower (optional): If you're into serums, apply them to your clean and dry skin after your shower.
  4. Opt for a lightweight moisturizer: Choose a lightweight moisturizer to hydrate your skin without clogging pores or making it greasy.
  5. Spot treatments and masks: If you're dealing with acne, applying spot treatments or masks could be a game-changer for your skin.
  6. Don't skip the morning SPF: Apply a white sunscreen that dries clear before heading to school in the morning to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays. And if you outdoor practices, apply before you head to the fields!

Now, let's address the elephant in the room - acne. Teen guys typically face more acne woes than their female counterparts, so it's a smart move to snag a top-notch body wash with clarifying properties. This stuff will tackle those pesky pimples that somehow end up evading your mug and land on your shoulders, back, neck, and chest. Welcome to the world of teen skincare, folks!

With these easy steps, teen guys can keep their skin looking its best while managing acne. Now you're all set to confidently rock that glowing, healthy skin!

Prep U: Skincare for Teens, Made Easy and Natural

Prep U offers natural and easy skincare solutions specially designed for teens. We believe in providing clean and cruelty-free products to every teen, regardless of age or gender. Our skin care range is designed to keep your teen's skin healthy and nourished for the long term. Discover our selection of gentle and effective skincare options at Prep U, the ultimate destination for teen hygiene and skincare solutions.


*Information on this site is intended for educational and informational purposes only. Any information on this site is not intended to make claims to any unique individual and/or experience.  

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