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Find the best natural sunscreen for teenage skin

Sunscreen is a must for protecting teen skin but concerns about spotty complexions can make teenagers reluctant to keep their sun protection topped up. So that parents can enjoy a summer without the worry of sun cream struggles, Green People has created a skin-balancing, natural teenage sunscreen for oily skin.

By Hannah Mepham

5 Minute read

Shopping for sunscreen for teenagers is filled with questions. Which SPF is best for teenagers? Should they wear sunscreen every day? Which sunscreen is best for spot-prone teenage skin?

To make it easy for teens (and their parents!), we offer a skin-balancing, natural sunscreen that works for all ages and skin types - oily skin, spot-prone complexions AND sensitive skin!

Best face sunscreen for teenagers

Sunscreen is essential for protecting teen skin but teens with combination or oily skin can find it tricky to find a sunscreen that doesn’t block pores, due to the waterproofing petrochemicals used in many brands of sun cream. Concerns about spotty complexions can also make teenagers reluctant to keep their sun protection topped up.

To help teens shield their skin from the sun without worrying about spots, Green People uses natural non-irritating ingredients that help to bring balance to teenage skin.

Our favourite SPF30 sunscreen for teenage skin is Mineral Sun Cream SPF30. Offering 100% mineral, high-factor protection, its filters deflect 97% of burning UVB rays by sitting on top of the skin, rather than being absorbed into easily congested teen pores. Its innovative formula means that it isn’t whitening either!

Scent-free and oh-so gentle on sensitive teen skin, it is an ideal facial sunscreen for teens prone to spots. Natural Chamomile calms while soothing, anti-inflammatory Green Tea helps to stop blackheads from forming.

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When should teens start applying SPF?

According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, getting sunburnt just once in childhood or adolescence doubles your chances of getting skin cancer in later life.[1] So it really is never too early to start shielding your skin from sun damage.

Teens that get into the habit of making SPF the last step in their skin routine early will glad they did when they are protected against sunburn and have a lower risk of melanoma, a cancer caused by exposure to UV light from the sun and sun beds.

Did you know?

Skin cancer cases are on the rise the UK. Cancer estimates that melanoma diagnoses could surge by 50% over the next 20 years, and that’s across all age groups[2].

A dedicated teen skin routine

Sunscreen is just one part of a teenage skin care routine. This is where Organic Young comes in. This natural and organic beauty brand is dedicated to teenagers and offers an easy way to look after teen skin using only safe, gentle ingredients. 

Made with spot-fighting natural actives including Green Tea, Willow Bark, Witch Hazel, Sage & Tea Tree, these vegan and cruelty-free skin care products leave the complexion feeling fresh and pure.

Try our super popular readymade 3-step routine with Oy! Skin Goals:

More teen skin summer must haves

Natural deodorant for teenagers

Teens conscious of their body odour will want a deodorant that they can rely on to leave their underarms feeling fresh!

Powered by a three way action of skin-balancing prebiotics, Allum and Zinc Ricinoleate which traps body odours from becoming airborne, Green People’s freshly scented Vanilla & Mandarin Oy! Deodorant is unisex, non-pore clogging and perfect for PE kits.

A natural fake tan for teens

Did you know that in the UK it is illegal for teens under the age of 17 to use a sunbed? The Government passed a Sunbeds Regulation Act in 2010 to enforce a minimum age limit on sunbed use[3].

If your teen wants a fake tan for their prom or a big party night, natural self tan provides safe way for teens of all ages to give their skin a sunless glow.

Subtly scented with Sandalwood, Green People’s organic self tan delivers a 3 day-long golden glow that’s powered by a potent blend of hydrating plant actives and the natural self tanning active Dihydroxyacetone. Best applied following exfoliation with a natural body mitt, expect an even natural-looking tan and seriously soft skin.


Need help choosing a sunscreen for teenagers?

Our friendly UK customer care team is happy to help you find the best sunscreen for teenage girls and boys. Call us on 01403 740350 or chat to us on social @GreenPeopleUK.

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[2] www.theguardian.com/society/2023/jul/07/skin-cancer-cases-reach-record-high-in-uk-with-sharp-rise-among-older-adults

[3] https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sunbeds-safety-advice/sunbeds-safety-advice

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