An Age-Appropriate Guide to Skincare

An Age-Appropriate Guide to Skincare


Skincare starts before birth. When a babies are born, they're born with a protective film, called the 
vernix caseosa, that has been working even in the womb to protect their skin from fluids. It is anti-bacterial, rich in antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties, helps regulate baby's temperature, and moisturizes baby's skin. For these reasons, keeping this protective layer on baby's skin as long as possible by delaying the first bath helps protect a newborn from infections after birth. Newborns only need to be sponge bathed and don't require soaps or lotions.

Ages 2-5

During these ages, in addition to basic bathing, skincare might start to include face washing and moisturizing. During this time, kids are becoming more and more independent and they tend to start mimicking everything they see you doing. This is the ideal time to start prompting good hygiene habits by making every day activities fun and something to look forward to. We play a “roaring” game to encourage our 2-year-old to open his mouth long enough to brush his teeth. My daughter loves it when I mist her face with hydrosols so we’ve created a facial cleansing mist as a part of The Bailey Collection to help get her face clean in a fun way.

Ages 6-10

This is the time to start a consistent skincare regimen. If this is established early on, kids are likely to continue supporting their skin health on into adulthood. Cleansing and moisturizing should be staples, but this is also a fun time to introduce non-toxic facial masks. In addition to being fun, they purify the skin by drawing out toxins and impurities from pores. The Bailey Collection has everything you need to start skincare off in the right direction.

Ages 11-13

As puberty is more likely to start between these ages, skincare is a must. Ideally you will have already started building good skincare habits with your kids so that by the time they've reached this age they are prepared. If that's not the case, don't worry, it's never too late to start. We recommend starting or continuing with The Bailey Collection and then adding in our Makeup/Dirt Cleansing Oil (for dry-normal skin) or Activated Charcoal Cleansing Oil (for combo-oily skin) to their routine. Dual cleansing is the most effective way to cleanse the skin. These cleansing oils will help remove oil based impurities and blockages from the pores. Following with the Pink Mist or Rosewater Cleanser will remove water-based impurities like sweat and dirt.

Ages 14-Adulthood

Teens are ready for a complete skincare regimen that includes toner and serum, so we recommend The Complete Collection. These products can help target skin concerns such as acne, sun damage, moisture imbalances, oil imbalance and more.