Beauty Tips For Teens: Skin, Hair and Style
Let's face it. Being a teenager means being self-conscious, pretty much all the
time. and, if you're a teenage girl, especially one whose skin, complexion or overall
appearance is not "picture perfect" that can make the whole experience even worse.
(This of course, can apply to any girl, depending on her frame of mind). Fortunately,
here are some beauty tips that can come to the rescue for your face and skin type,
so you can meet the world refreshed and ready, as well as some make-up and safety
tips for when you're going out and having fun. All this said, always remember that
true self improvement comes
from within, and that while looking good on the outside, in terms of being presentable
and attractive, are always find a strive for, but never define who you are.
Some people can confuse the physical transformation that comes with putting makeup
on, with a sort of personal transformation,
but again this is not the truth. When you feel beautiful inside, you will
be more attractive to others on the outside. Makeup will not do it.
Facial Skin Care Tip
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Get Clearer Skin By Using the Right Skin Care
Products for Acne Prone Skin
you're struggling with serious acne, get serious
about your skin care strategy. Ordinary skin care
products contain hydrogen peroxide, alcohols and
plenty of fragrances (such as camphor or
eucalyptus) that can irritate skin without putting
a stop to bad breakouts. Acne can do more than
impact your social life: it impacts self
confidence. Bad acne can also lead to scarring
(but if you already have acne scars, take heart;
you can have them erased by laser resurfacing).
For real acne-prone skin care, use a product
that's dermatologist created and tested; serious
skin care for solving big problems like acne. The
local drugstore's toner or acne fighter lotion
probably contains alcohol, added fragrance and
color and all sorts of things that will irritate
skin without truly treating it. Fortunately, there
are some real acne medicines that work
Check our favorite skin care product for acne
prone skin. This skin care line comes highly
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From a practical physical standpoint, it is a good idea to remember that your
skin needs to breathe. It is important to keep your skin as natural as possible-
so try and keep makeup is minimal as is necessary and keep going, "all-out" for
special occasions like parties.
Mirrors with good high quality lighting are great for examining your skin – although
the first time you take a really good close look it can be a loud and shocking personal
alarm to take some fast action, if you’ve neglected your skin. Beauty tip no 1 is
to take a close look at it at home and ensure before you do that you’ve done a good
job of makeup removal. This can especially be true in the summer, when the excess
heat can cause problems faster, if you've left any makeup on your face for
an extended period of time.
If your face is usually dry: Before you shower, apply a rich moisturizing mask or
thick layer of moisturizer. The moist heat helps the mask plump up fine lines and
creases temporarily. Apply a heavy layer of petroleum jelly to lips. At the end
of the shower, use a warm damp washcloth to gently massage off both treatments,
and then use a naturally made loofah to bring out a natural, healthy glow.
If your skin is naturally oily: Use toner before and after you get out of the shower,
before, to clean off any oil that has risen to the surface during sleep, and again
when you get out to take off any oil that has surfaced from the heat of the water.
If you have combination skin, only apply toner masks to the "T" area on your face,
you could cause your cheeks to redden from applying toner there.
Dab yellow or skin-tone concealer on blue under eye circles. Stay away from lighter
skin tone or white cover-ups. You can get free samples to try out in the privacy
of your own home and samples are available for all skin tones.
Hair Care Tip
Dwayne, the African-American Culture contributing hair care expert, shares a
secret beauty tip on how to prevent hair breakage while you sleep for all hair types,
not just black women. Spilt ends have a tendency to get caught on the cotton and
your tossing and turning will actually pull the caught pieces out of your head.
So little by little, if you were wearing a cotton scarf to protect your hair
while you sleep, you may actually be making it worse! It is highly recommended that
you either wrap your hair up in silk or satin scarves at night or sleep on silk
or satin pillows.
Indian Ethnics.com, has some good Indian (and non Indian as well) beauty tips on
make up and skin care for teens. Here's the secret: If you are getting ready for
a night on the town, choose a foundation closest to your natural skin tone, and
foundation that is to be sure to blend it past your jaw line and across your neck
(so it doesn't look as though you're wearing a mask). When it comes to eye shadow,
choose a color slightly darker than your eyes.
Beauty Accessory Ideas
As far as accessories, a hot gift
idea for a teen with a low-budget can be decorative jewelry, that doesn't necessarily
have to come from Tiffany's. There are plenty of places online where you can
shop for attractive and very reasonably priced items. Believe it or not, the way
you move can actually be one of the most attractive or off-putting features you
have. When you can move more gracefully and assuredly, that puts out an air of confidence
which will make a difference to matter what it is you are or are wearing.
Consider taking a dance lesson,
enrolling in some sort of after school sport like gymnastics where you can learn
more control over your balance and agility. You may think, what does this have to
do with looking good when I'm going out to a party- but once you've got grace and
agility in what is referred to as your "muscle memory", it will make a difference
in all areas of your life.
And lastly, I always think, especially if going out at night, that taking the
time to buy pepper spray, even if it's
a teeny little canister that goes on a keychain can be one of the best "accessories"
you can own for your own and your loved one's peace of mind. It's probably one of
those things you'll never need to use that you'll always be happy you have.