As your teenage girl gets older the makeup experimentation will start and like most the removal of the makeup is minimal effort. This will leave the skin pores clogged and will create more problems at a later date. It can cause pimples, blackheads, eye irritation and at worst aid premature ageing. That’s one issue but your teenage girl’s body is changing in many ways and will begin to secrete different hormones which brings new challenges.
Thats why it is important that your teenager has a good hygiene routine to keep that skin looking young and fresh.
Body Odour Starting in Teenagers
When children reach puberty, a new type of sweat gland develops in their armpits and genital areas. If they don’t have a good hygiene routine, ie, change of clothes regular and cleaning (bath/shower) this could lead to BO (body odour). That is the last thing a teenage girl needs as they probably already have enough peer pressure to start with.
Deodorant Or Antiperspirant
Deodorant or antiperspirant is a personal choice in various ways. If your teen has an issue with sweating, an antiperspirant may be in order. However, if you use antiperspirants to often it can block the sweat in the armpit. If your daughter showers everyday than a deodorant may suffices. You and your daughter need to be the judge of what is really needed by using the old sniff test.
If you are looking for a natural deodorant that also is Zero waste free then Fit Pit 100% Organic Natural Deodorant Cream could be the one. It comes in a glass jar and is like a paste that you wipe on with your fingers. The heat of your body makes it dissolve instantly.
This is a blend of bicarbonate of soda, coconut oil and shea butter with the uplifting scent of rosemary and bergamot. They claim that a 100ml jar should last you around a month.
If you are still looking for natural then the, Salt of The Earth Crystal Spring Natural Deodorant Spray would be a good choice.
Made from 100% natural ingredients and fragrance-free, the new and improved deodorant Spray is designed to sit on the surface of freshly-cleaned skin, inhibiting the growth of odour-causing bacteria. No white marks
If you want to go environmentally friendly with an antiperspirant cream unfortunately it gets a little expensive. “Feel Fresh” by Tropic, it ticks all the eco boxes but it does come at a price,
Environmentally friendly, sweat-resistant and non-irritating, this is all you could want from a cream deodorant and more. For starters, it’s an antiperspirant which means that you won’t feel sticky in the warmest weather or during the toughest workouts. It’s also soothing and conditioning thanks to ingredients like bisabolol and shea butter that leave your armpits soft and smooth.(source)
Dove’s Nourishing Secrets Antiperspirant Aerosol Coconut & Jasmine Flower seems like a good choice. Unusual nice aroma combination and great value for money.
Of course Dove has great credentials, For the last 30 years, Dove has used alternative non-animal methods to test the safety of its products. PETA certified as Cruelty-Free. (S)
It will come as no surprise what we will be recommending for your teenager to bathe with. Actually we have quite a choice so which one, well actually we cannot agree so we have 2 choices.
Tea Tree Body Scrub
We have gone for the Tea Tree body scrub because of the benefits it will bring to your teenager daughter. Tea tree oil is a known antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-oxidant, perfect for your growing adolescent.
Guaranteed to leave their skin feeling so soft and fresh they will probably use it everyday (you hope).
Ylang Ylang and Orange Shampoo Bar
Environmentally friendly, plastic free. Our Ylang Ylang and Orange Shampoo Bar shampoo bar is made from the highest-quality argan based vegetable oils. They create a wonderfully dense creamy lather, which is naturally conditioning to the hair
The Ylang Ylang oils are a mood enhancer. Furthermore they help reduce anxiety, yes even in teenagers, and it promotes healthy skin. It also has the effect of energising, maybe they will even clean the bathroom after they have done.
Oral Hygiene For Teenagers
Is it still a struggle to get them to brush their teeth at least twice a day still ? Why do teenagers need to brush their teeth twice a day, well there are basically lots of good medical reasons. Plaque is continually being produced, if it is not brushed then it will turn to tartar within 24 hours. So after your 8 hours sleep get up and give them a scrub, they have been left alone for a long time. When you go to bed give the teeth a scrub because the last thing you want is food particles in your teeth all night. (Smelly breath)
ToothBrush For Teenagers
If you want to go with sustainability and environmentally friendly toothbrushes then you need t go with ones from sustainable wood. Or even better one made from bamboo, they are now readily available everywhere and not that expensive.
If you want sustainability in a toothpaste then you really need to go for a glass jar of toothpaste (plastic free toothpaste), tubes just don’t cut it. There are the usual flavours available such as spearmint or peppermint, you can also choose activated charcoal toothpaste. If you wanted a different flavour of toothpaste then, you could try the latest idea of toothpaste tablets. These are also plastic free and come in a screw cap jar, the zero waste toothpaste.