I have a teenager in the house.
I can feel the sympathy level rising as you all read that sentence. It’s an amazing and a terrifying experience all at once. Hard to describe the insanity that every day brings, isn’t it?? My daughter is turning 14 in under a week and I’m realizing that it is the time of my life when I am paying the piper for every single awful thing I ever did to my mom. Sigh.
Besides the rather concerning mood swings, there are some other rather concerning body issues – foot odor and blemishes are two major offenders. I have found two great solutions that even my sometimes angry/sometimes indifferent/sometimes happy teen gets behind every time.samples
The new ARM & HAMMER™ Shoe Refresher Spray ($5.99) is a great multi-purpose spray that gets rid of any foot odor in any sort of shoe, from those nasty tennis shoes she came home in after a day of paint ball to her first heels that somehow smell almost as bad. A quick spray truly gets rid of the stench on contact. This summer heat seems to make things even worse so I tried the Shoe Refresher Spray on everything – hiking boots, my son’s Converse that he has worn every day for the past five years, my husband’s work boots, my workout shoes…and the Shoe Refresher Spray worked every time. The handy applicator works in every direction, even upside down. The spray is actually activated by sweat, so it not only works when you spray it, it keeps working as you wear the shoes. You can also spray it on athletic equipment, which really comes in handy for my daughter’s fencing uniform that can’t be washed all the time and gets mighty ripe smelling.
We all know that another major issue for teens are blemishes. I am very excited about Zit No More ($18) from Better Skin because the feature ingredient is one of the best ingredients for fighting acne: salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is also known as beta hydroxy acid or BHA. Basically what it does is exfoliate skin, so the medicine penetrates right into the pore lining which means it treats the surface of the skin as well as deep into the pores. It treats all forms of acne including blackheads. Now put this into a very convenient rollerball and you have something that even my recalcitrant teen will actually use!
Other ingredients include vitamin E, tea tree oil, rose hip oil, and rapeseed oil, all of which are excellent for skin. And Zit No More is Fragrance Free, Oil Free, Paraben Free, Phthalate Free, Sulfate Free, Cruelty Free, and Vegan. You can find this gem online at RileyRose.com.
If you have teens, you also have solutions! The ARM & HAMMER™ Shoe Refresher Spray and the Zit No More are two great ones that I know your teen will thank you for. – Lisa
Zit No More Ingredients
Salicylic acid, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Oil, Brassica Campestris (Tung Wood)/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer (Rapeseed Oil), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Aniba Rosodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil.