It’s true that the younger you start looking after your skin, the better it will look as you get older. Believe me, if you can get into the habit of an effective daily routine in your teens, your complexion will thank you as you reach your 40s and 50s.
Teenagers go through what seems like endless hormonal changes and the correct regime morning and night will help to manage the negative effects this can have. It’s also vital to opt for the right products for your skin type that will protect you from dirt, pollution and sun damage.
To help get to grips with what to use, I asked 15-year-old Scarlett to put our products to the test. Typically for her age, she has combination skin – dry across her cheeks and oily T-zone – and is prone to blackheads and spot break-outs throughout the month.
HEAVEN CLEANSE & FOAM: This non-abrasive exfoliator and cleanser helps to improve elasticity levels and balance the oil within the skin which in turn reduces the shine on the T-Zone. It contains organic mandarin essential oil which can help cure skin disorders and maintain moisture levels.
SCARLETT’S VERDICT: “This is so easy to use – it foams instantly – and I really felt it cleansed my skin, leaving it glowing. And the smell is just wonderful – definitely a product I will continue to use every day.”
AGE DEFIANCE CREAM: The world-renowned moisturiser stops scar formation, lightens pigmentation and prevents spot breakouts. This ‘all rounder’ works for all skin types; not only is it great for night-time but can be used during the day under makeup.
SCARLETT’S VERDICT: “Don’t let the name put you off, I wouldn’t think about using an anti-ageing moisturiser at my age but this does so much more – in particular helping to keep my spots to a minimum. It feels really luxurious and left my skin feeling soft and supple.”
PEPPERMINT HYDROGEL: The inclusion of peppermint and spearmint minimises oil secretion in the skin, balances the PH levels and refines pores. It can also be used as an eye cooling gel to alleviate bags and puffiness and removes the shine on the T-Zone.
SCARLETT’S VERDICT: “My absolute favourite Heaven product – I’ve been using this morning and night and I’ve really noticed my skin’s hydration has improved. I also love that it can be used as a primer for under your foundation, giving me real value for my money.”
ELLA JANE WIPES – REFRESH: Perfect for a host of teen issues, including refining pores, the peppermint and spearmint balances the PH levels and hydrates. Designed for whenever you need a quick, easy refresh.