September 02, 2011 14:22 ET

Budget-Friendly Beauty Products for Back to School: "Skincare News" Helps Teens Shop Smart for Makeup and Skin Care

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 2, 2011) - Teens are new to purchasing makeup and skin care products, but they can still learn how to make quality purchases -- even on a budget from babysitting earnings.'s latest article, "Budget Skincare for the Whole Family: Top Picks for Teens," helps teens understand what product labels mean and how to shop based on skin type rather than advertisements.

First, teens should take some time to narrow down skin type, as well as decide what products they are looking for specifically. Skin can be oily, dry or a little of both, and might be more dry in the winter but shiny and oilier during summer. And all skin types can suffer from acne.

Reading product labels is equally important. Teens with sensitive skin should look for hypoallergenic products that won't irritate the skin, while those with acne-prone skin should look for products that are oil-free and non-comedogenic. And if natural beauty products are a preference, it's important to understand the difference between a product made with pure ingredients and a product that is merely labeled natural.

Finally, becoming a smart consumer means knowing what products are necessary and what products are extras. From cleansers and toners to makeup and hair products, learn about the basics every teen should have -- and how to find these items at a reasonable price.

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