Skin Care for Pre-Teens: Raising Natural + Confident Girls

Skin Care for Pre-Teens: Raising Natural + Confident Girls

Monique of Green Acorns is with us today with to share some inspiring natural skin care recipes for the growing girls in our lives.

As our children grow and enter different stages of development, we as parents are provided many amazing opportunities to teach, guide, and nurture them.  Every age brings unique joys and challenges and at every age playful learning experiences can continue to promote a sense of wonder, deeper exploration, and connectedness.  They can also be a support for our growing children as they enter a stage that is often confusing and exciting for everyone – adolescence.

One topic at the forefront for adolescents is their changing skin.  They can often feel unsure and embarrassed.  Helping them learn about proper skin care will support not only a healthy lifestyle but a healthy self-image and sense of confidence.

It is important for pre-teens to develop good skin care habits that include cleansing once or twice a day, keeping hands off to minimize irritation and the spread of bacteria, healthy nutrition, and proper hydration.  To keep skin balanced, moisturizing and exfoliation are also beneficial.  Most importantly, perhaps, is to be gentle!  Use gentle products and have a light touch to avoid damage to the skin.

Skin Care for Pre-Teens: Raising Natural + Confident Girls

As my daughter enters her adolescent years and notices her skin going through changes, we have been learning more about skin care together.  We prefer to use as natural products as we can and often start with the simplest – those which come right from nature or have very few ingredients.  Some of our favorites are raw honey, aloe, and witch hazel.  We’ve also been know to slather a little of our yogurt on to our faces!

It’s fun for children this age to explore new things with their friends too.  Because these natural options are gentle and do not often cause adverse effects, they are safe for many skin types.  Why not set up a mini spa day for your daughter and some of her friends and let them explore some DIY skin care options?  My daughter and a friend recently experimented with creating a gentle exfoliant of dried milk, fine cornmeal, and ground chamomile buds.  They had a blast while learning healthy habits and supporting each other being natural, confident girls.

Skin Care for Pre-Teens: Raising Natural + Confident Girls

Note: Before using any product on your skin, natural or otherwise, do your research or speak to a skin care professional.Want to learn more about what’s in store-bought products so that you can make informed purchase choices?  Visit Skin Deep for information and safety ratings on products and their ingredients.


Monique Barker is an empowered mama, homeschooling superstar, and Early Intervention Specialist. Sharing her love of nature and healthy living keeps Monique creating rich learning experiences for students around the world. She holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Southern Maine and a Counseling Certification from the University of New England. When she’s not mothering her three lovelies, Monique enjoys hiking, getting crafty, long days at the beach, and quiet time with her husband and cat at their home in Maine. You can enjoy more of her work over at, Green Acorns.



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  1. I absolutly love this post. Thank you so much for sharing. I am use to read a lot about babies or toddlers, but pre-teens are a big world too!!
    Thanks Marie and Monique.

    1. Sabrina, I feel like my children have grown up with Playful Learning activities as a part of what we do and now my oldest is 11 years old. I want that playfulness to continue for her and I was thinking that there must be others feeling the same way.
      Thank you for commenting!

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