Ep 187 – Teen Skin 101: Pro Tips for Building Your Very First Skincare Routine, Featuring Celeb Esthetician (and Mom!) Shani Darden

August 25, 2021

Just in time for back-to-school SZN, we’re welcoming back LA-based celebrity facialist and skincare founder Shani Darden, whose clients include fellow mamas Jessica Alba, Shay Mitchell and Molly Sims. Some of you might remember Shani from episode 90 when she talked to us about the “Three Facial Treatments Guaranteed to Transform Your Skin.” Today, we’re chatting skincare commandments for the PG 13 human in your life, inspired by Shani’s Instagram series “Skincare Habits to Teach Your Kids,” where she features her own tween daughters, Lennon and Phoenix.

Shani’s daughter Lenny already has a skincare routine!

You’ll find out how many steps works best for an effective AM and PM skincare routine – whether it’s all about healthy hygiene habits or minimizing blackheads and fine bumps in the T-zone. We find out which ingredients are safe for precious tween skin, as we discover the specific cleansers, moisturizers, sunscreens and masks that Shani personally has lining her daughters’ top shelves. Plus, how young is too young to dabble in professional facial treatments? When is it time to make a dermatologist appointment for your pre-teen or teen? Skin School is officially in session!

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