Why your Tween should be washing her/his face? We all make our kids wear sunscreen right? But how many of us check that they are washing it off afterwards? What about when they have been playing sport and are all sweaty? Here are 5 good reasons, why kids should wash their face every morning and evening: Clear the dirt Washing your face removes dirt, oil, and other unwanted debris. During the day, your skin builds up bacteria, pollutants, viruses, dirt, and dead skin. If you go without washing your face, your skin will continually be covered with dirt and grime, which can lead to blocked pores and blemishes. Regenerate At night your skin gets rid of toxins through the skin, which it struggles to do, if there is a dirty layer on top Hydrate Regular facial cleansing (along with the use of a gentle moisturizer) is also an important factor in helping the skin maintain a proper level of hydration. Dehydrated skin looks and feels rough. Cleansing helps manage PH levels of the skin; enabling sufficient water and product retention. Maintain Clean Skin Tiny glands under the skin produce oil called sebum to protect the skin from the dangers of the outside world. These glands use hair follicles within the skin as a pathway, allowing the oil to reach the skins surface (outer layer) to form a barrier that prevents the penetration of bacteria or other harmful agents. Excessive dirt build up on the surface can cause blockages of the follicle, trapping sebum, sweat, and dead skin cells. The lack of sebum on the skins surface allows bacteria to penetrate the follicle causing inflammation. The final result is acne. Regular cleansing is essential to keeping your skin looking radiant, healthy and maintain proper pore size. There is a reason they say “you are never too young to start investing in your skin”!