Growing up is all about rediscovering yourself. And teenage is the time when you are just on the threshold of adulthood and pretty conscious about your appearance. You find yourself experimenting with everything – trying to discover a whole new world of makeup, beauty, skin care, and what not! You try, you fail, and then you try again. That’s how you learn. In the end, it’s all about enhancing what you have and let it shine through. And this is what exactly I have discussed here. Read on!
Beauty Tips For Teenagers
Teenage Skin Care Tips
The beauty routine should always start with cleansing. Use a mild cleanser to clean your face thoroughly at least twice a day – once in the morning, and once you are back home. Always massage with gentle strokes and in a circular motion and then wash.
Once your face is clean, follow it up with toning. Use a good quality mild toner. Spray on your face or apply with a cotton ball. This opens up the clogged pores.
After toning, apply a moisturizer. Moisturizing keeps your skin healthy and prevents dryness.
These three steps together are part of the CTM routine, which is the very first and one of the most important steps to achieve flawless skin. Follow this routine every day for glowing skin.
Scrub your face once a week with a gentle scrubber. This helps you get rid of the dead skin cells and promotes cell regeneration. It is best to use a homemade scrub with sugar as it is gentle on your skin. You can check out some amazing and easy scrub recipes here.
5. Scrub Your Body
Get an all over body scrub to remove dead skin. Ensure that areas like the shoulders, back, and chest are covered. If you have oily skin, make sure to scrub the T-zone gently to eliminate and prevent blackheads.
6. Shave In The Shower
Shave your legs after you have your bath to prevent cuts. If you wax, go for a quick cold shower.
7. Take Care Of Your Fingernails
Keep them clipped and use a nail file to shape the edges of your nails. To avoid yellow nails, apply a base coat before applying nail polish. You can use transparent nail polish for that. And don’t forget those toenails! There is nothing more disgusting than dirty and long toenails. Clip them and clean them at frequent intervals.
8. Sleep Well
And you thought the concept of “beauty sleep” was overrated! Not at all! Your body needs at least 7-8 hours of sleep to repair itself from the stress and strain it undergoes throughout the day. This also prevents acne and dark circles.
Tips For The Lips And Hair
9. Moisturize Your Lips
Do this as frequently as you can. This helps in avoiding drying them out.
10. Avoid Licking And Peeling
Avoid licking your lips as it makes them dry. And don’t peel the dry skin.
11. No Lipstick On Chapped Lips
Lipstick tends to dry your lips out and makes chapped lips worse. Instead, go for a hydrating tinted lip balm.
12. Oil Your Hair
Hot oil massages are extremely good for your scalp and hair and are relaxing as well. Do this twice a week to keep your hair healthy.
13. Don’t Forget The Conditioner
You might want to skip conditioning after the shampoo, but don’t do that. Conditioning protects your hair from UV damage and pollution.
14. Go Easy On Hair Colors
I know that you are tempted to try the latest hair color trends – blond highlights, silver bangs – everything seems tempting. But straying too far from your natural hair color is not good for your hair. Try to keep it close to your natural hair color.
15. Clean Your Hair Properly
Shampoos are meant for your scalp and conditioners for the shaft of your hair. No matter what your age is, this rule does not change. Shampooing the tips will end up stripping away too many natural oils, and applying conditioner to the scalp will make your hair greasy.
Teenage is the time when you tend to experiment with makeup. If you are someone who is just learning the difference between BB, CC, DD, and EE creams, these tips will come handy.
Makeup Tips For Teens
As a teenager, you need to be very careful about your makeup choices. During this phase, your skin tends to react a lot to products, and you might even experience breakouts. Given below are a few tips to make it easier for you.
16. Look Always Before You Leap
Don’t buy anything without testing it first. Different brands and types of makeup contain different ingredients. Always try it on your skin to find out whether it suits you or not. If possible, ask for samples at the store. Check if it is causing breakouts.
17. Consider Your Age
Some makeup tricks look good only on grown-ups. For instance, the gothic look with smokey eyes and dark lips suits the runway models, but at your tender age, and on your young face, it will look tacky.
18. Identify Your Best Feature And Enhance It
Have pretty eyes? Line them correctly to highlight them. Have full lips? Why not line them and put on some gloss or lipstick?
19. Avoid Overdoing Your Foundation
Firstly, you should not use too much foundation on your skin. This is because your skin is tender and needs to breathe. Too much foundation clogs the pores and makes your makeup look fake and cakey. Secondly, if you have acne-prone skin, using foundation can worsen your condition. Ideally, you should use a concealer to hide the blemishes and a tinted moisturizer on your face (you can even use a BB or CC cream).
I believe that simplicity is the best policy. But then, it’s not bad to experiment with fashion and makeup just a bit. Of course, overdoing anything will make you appear like a clown instead of a diva. Here are some basic but important fashion tips to keep in mind when you are in the mood to experiment.
Fashion Tips For Teenage Girls
20. Know What Suits You And Stick To It
Those who blindly follow trends and are slaves of fashion can never be classy and chic. Know what suits you and stick to your signature style.
21. Try To Strike A Balance
Being a teenager gives you the liberty to experiment with styles and colors. While you can color your hair electric blue and wear a canary yellow shirt with lime green pants, and yet not get punished for it, I would say, learn how to strike a balance. Avoid mixing more than three colors in a dress. Also, if you are wearing printed or embroidered tops, wear solid skirts or pants.
Because they are your best friends! A pendant, earrings, bracelet, a watch or a hairpin adds a personal touch to your personality. Keep them handy and mix and match whenever possible. However, don’t overdo it. For instance, if you are wearing a blingy watch, avoid wearing any other accessory. Let it be the focal point of your ensemble.
23. Try Layering
This is a fashion trend that never goes wrong and is easily customizable. You can try layering funky and colorful clothes. For instance, a dark vest with a bright (floral and printed) jacket or a shirt with denim pants can never go wrong.
24. Belt It Up!
A suitable belt can transform the most mundane outfit into something chic. And if you use the belt in the right way, it will accentuate your figure and make your waist appear slimmer. A chunky wide belt over a cardigan or a low slung belt on a maxi dress or layered with a boyfriend sweater adds an eccentric touch to your attire.
25. Embrace The Half Tuck Style
Tucking your tees and shirts in the right way is an art. And the half-tuck style is a favorite of all fashion-conscious teens. For the right impact and effect, tuck the front of your tee and let the tail hang.
Whether you put on your best dress or sport a new hairstyle, keep in mind that people will remember you for the person you are. So, don’t forget to be yourself and flaunt your personality with elan. I have tried to cover the major points in this article. If you feel I have missed something, drop me a comment. Keep following us for more skin care, makeup, and fashion hacks.
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