Adolescence is a time of physical and emotional change for young people. Girls in this age group find it particularly difficult to deal with beauty issues that arise including taking care of their skin. It is important for these young women to develop a healthy skin care routine that is simple and beneficial. As with adult skin care, it is best to try to avoid products that contain only ingredients you can’t pronounce. Try to seek out skin care that is made with natural ingredients and contain no sulfates, parabens, petrochemicals and synthetic fragrances. Most synthetic fragrances found in products contain phthalates which have been proven to interfere with hormonal and reproductive functions in animals. Unscented products or those made with essential oils are a better choice. You can always investigate the contents of products before purchasing them by going to www.cosmeticsdatabase.com, a website developed by The Environmental Working Group to rate product safety based on the chemicals it contains.
Good For You Girls is the leader in all natural and organic skin care specifically formulated for the special needs of young skin. They operate under the philosophy that “beautiful skin is natural skin”. They also feel that it is important to create good habits of taking care of skin with natural products at a young age. They offer a line of products that includes cleansers, toners, moisturizers and deodorant. To see the complete line, visit their website at
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