25 Essential And Simple Beauty Tips For Teenage Girls To Look Flawless

Looking gorgeous every day is no longer a challenge with these useful and easy-to-follow tips.

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Teenage is when you start noticing changes in your body and feel conscious about how you look and sound during puberty. The explorer in us wakes up during this phase, and we start experimenting with so many things. If you belong to this category, we are here to help you with some beauty tips for teenage girls. You can try out these tips and learn for yourself if these suit you or not. That’s how it is done! Try, fail, learn! These beauty hacks and tips can give you an idea of how to go about experimenting with beauty, haircare, and skincare in a healthy way. So what are you waiting for? Keep reading to know more!

Beauty Tips For Teenage Girls

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Teenage Skin Care Tips

1. Cleansing

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 in a circular motion and then wash your face.


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Try natural cleansers like milk, tomatoes, and apple cider vinegar to gently soothe your skin.

2. Toning

Once your face is clean, follow it up with toning. Use a good quality mild toner. Spray it on your face or apply it with a cotton ball. This opens up the clogged pores.

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Try natural toners like neem, rose water, and witch hazel to reduce your face pore size.

3. Moisturizing

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.

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Opt for natural butter like cocoa butter, mango seed butter, and shea butter as they are packed with nourishing and moisturizing properties.

4. Scrubbing

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 as a base coat. And don’t forget those toenails! There is nothing more off-putting than dirty and long toenails. Clip them and clean them at frequent intervals.

8. Sleep Well

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 (1), (2). This also prevents acne and dark circles.

Tips For The Lips And Hair

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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. 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 herbal 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 (3).

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

You may be tempted to try the latest hair color trends – blond highlights, silver bangs, etc. However, 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

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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 may even experience breakouts. Given below are a few tips to make it easier for you.

16. Always Look Before You Leap

Don’t buy anything without testing it. 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, a gothic appearance with smokey eyes and dark lips suits 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

Do 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.

If you have acne-prone skin, using a 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).

Simplicity is the best policy. It’s not wrong to experiment with fashion and makeup just a bit. However, 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

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20. Know What Suits You And Stick To It

Do not follow trends blindly. 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, 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.

22. Accessorize

Accessories are your best friends! A pendant, earrings, a 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 accessories. 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. The right belt 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.

Above all, taking care of your overall health and wellness is equally important. Unless you are healthy from within, it will not show on your face and skin. If you want to look pretty even without makeup, follow a healthy lifestyle. As you begin grooming yourself, you will notice your skin naturally improves, this helps increase your self-esteem and confidence. Here are a few additional tips for you.

Hannah, a blogger in a blog post shares several tips she wishes she had known during her teen years. She says “As a teenage I got so fed up with advice like ‘you don’t need to change the way you look, you are great the way you are!’ and now I look back at pictures of myself and cringe! Sometimes, a few small tips can really give you the confidence you are lacking. Some of these are purely beauty advice, some of them are more about states of mind, but they all work towards making you feel better about yourself (i)”.

Lifestyle Tips For Teenage Girls

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  • Eat Healthy: Because your body needs essential nutrients to keep itself healthy. Eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fish, and seafood, and avoid junk food (as much as possible).
  • Stay Active: You need at least 60 minutes of physical activity. You can either hit the gym or choose a fun way to stay active, such as playing sports, hiking, or walking. This will also help you to maintain a healthy body weight (4).
  • Hydrate Yourself: If you do not drink enough water, your body will be dehydrated, and your skin will look dry and dull.
  • Maintain Oral Hygiene: Brush and floss twice a day regularly. This will help avoid tooth and gum related issues.
  • Get Enough Sleep: Resting properly has a significant effect on your overall health, beauty, and, of course, your brain functioning and concentration levels. Get at least 8 hours of sleep every day.

Infographic: 9 Beauty Tips Every Teenage Girl Should Know About

Teenage is the time when you can experiment with different looks. Some may work splendidly while others may not give you the result you are looking for. To help you out, we have rounded up the top 9 beauty trends and tips that every teenage girl should know about. Check out the infographic below to know more!

9 beauty tips every teenage girl should know about (infographic)

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Adolescence is the time in a girl’s life when they want to experiment with different beauty products and discover things that make them shine. When it comes to skincare, cleansing, toning, and moisturizing are the three basic steps you need to incorporate into your routine to give you glowing and smooth skin. Shampooing and conditioning your hair keeps it moisturized, nourished and bouncy. Most importantly, eating a balanced diet, exercising, drinking plenty of water, and sleeping properly are a few natural beauty tips for teenage girls that will make you look like the diva you are.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it ok to use bar soap and water for cleansing the face?

No. soap bars are harsh. Always use a mild cleanser for your face.

What is the proper order for facial cleansing?

Remove makeup and dirt with cleansing oil and wash your face with a mild cleanser. Follow it up with a toner and moisturizer.

Is it ok for someone with pimples to apply makeup?

Try to avoid it in the first place. However, if you have to apply makeup, try using non-comedogenic makeup.

Can teenagers use rose water?

Yes. Teenagers can use rose water, which acts as a natural toner. It helps in unclogging the pores and keeps the skin sebum-free.

Can teenagers use a serum?

No. The ideal age to start using serums would be the 20s or early 30s.

At what age should a girl start using moisturizer?

Ideally, you can begin using moisturizer at the age of 13 to 15. This is the time when you hit puberty, and your skin goes through multiple changes.

Key Takeaways

  • Developing and sticking to a skincare routine may help maintain healthy and glowing skin.
  • Drinking ample water and eating a balanced diet may impact your skin health positively.
  • Brushing and flossing twice a day may help maintain oral hygiene.
  • Wearing sunscreen daily and opting for limited makeup may help keep your pores clean and protect you from skin damage.
  • Getting adequate sleep may help reduce dark circles and puffiness around the eyes.
Beauty Tips For Teenage Girls

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References

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    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/49682134_CHRISTMAS_2010_RESEARCH_Beauty_sleep_experimental_study_on_the_perceived_health_and_attractiveness_of_sleep_deprived_people
  2. Sleeping hours: what is the ideal number and how does age impact this?
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC6267703/
  3. Evaluating Hair Growth Activity of Herbal Hair Oil
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/301553424_Evaluating_Hair_Growth_Activity_of_Herbal_Hair_Oil
  4. Physical Activity Plays an Important Role in Body Weight Regulation
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Dr. Zeel Gandhi is an Ayurvedic doctor with 7 years of experience and an expert at providing holistic solutions for health problems encompassing Internal medicine, Panchakarma, Yoga, Ayurvedic Nutrition, and formulations.

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