Top 10 beauty tips every teen should know
Teenage is the period when everyone wants to flaunt his/her best look. However, it is really quite tough for teens to keep themselves up-to-date with the latest beauty trends. Therefore, to make them look and feel their best every day, we are going to make things a lot easier by diving straight into top 10 beauty tips. These easy-to-follow tips will guarantee a teen glowing from head to toe, not just with great looks but also with a newfound confidence.
1. Skin care
During teenage, it is common to have acne, pimples, and blackheads, so it is essential to use a good cleanser to get rid of all the dirt and toxins on your skin. Then follow up with a toner without added alcohol, so that all your pores are back to their original size. Then end the routine with either a powder or tinted moisturizer. Sunscreen is another must have on your list. Whether it is rain or shine, a good sunscreen is necessary. The sun’s harmful UV rays can damage your skin even through your car window. So, never forget your sunscreen, and remember, if you use your sunscreen regularly now, you are sure to have beautiful skin even in your sixties. Remember to exfoliate your skin regularly to keep it clean and clear, soft, and glowing. You can use either homemade scrubs or any herbal face pack to exfoliate your skin.
2. Hair care
Having glowing healthy hair is as important as having a glowing healthy skin. So, always keep your hair clean by shampoo and conditioning at least twice a week. Most of us skip the conditioner, but it is a key step to well groomed hair. Take extra time to rinse your hair well, as shampoo build-up on your hair can result in dandruff and other scalp infections.
Most of us want to experiment with different hair colors. Remember, natural hair is always the hottest. However, you can color your hair by going one shade darker or lighter, and not several shades, if you want to look natural. Alternatively, you can try highlights; they frame your face and give you a fresh look.
Next is styling. There are several hair styling products available in the market these days. You can add volume to your thin hair, give bounce to your flat hair, curl your straight hair, and do much more in just a few minutes by applying a styling cream over your hair. If you wish to have salon style hair, simply separate your hair into several sections and blow-dry them individually using a round brush.
Teens have a long list of tasks to complete everyday. With those extra coaching, tennis, and guitar classes and even more to attend, no one has the time, energy, or money to visit a salon every day. Then how do you get to wear the right make-up? No worries, as here are some quick tips to get a perfect make-up.
Use a concealer to cover up any acne or blemishes on your facial skin. Using a foundation will cover all your natural beauty and give you a caked look. You can use a foundation once you are in your thirties. Always pat in the concealer; do not rub it, as it will make the acne worse. To add a soft glow to your face, use a cream blush, which should be one shade darker than your original skin tone. A cream or gel blush will blend more evenly on your cheeks rather than a powder blush.
Eyes are very important when it comes to make-up. Smaller eyes can be made to look bigger with the right eyeliner; choose black or dark grey colors for a natural look. Line both inside and outside of your eyes if you are going for a special event, otherwise you can line only on the outside. Using mascara will thicken and curl your eyelashes. An eye shadow in a color matching your attire will enhance your looks, but reserve it for special occasions. Getting your eyebrows threaded will give you a new look as well.
Lips follow next. If you are prone to dry or chapped lips, make sure to apply a layer of lip balm before applying lipstick to moisturize your lips. Choose shades that will suit both your skin tone and your attire. You can also apply a lip gloss, if you like adding shine to your makeup. Use a lip pencil to outline your lips if you want to shape them.
When it comes to eye and lip makeup, remember to highlight one and never both. If eyes are your best feature, flaunt them with heavy eye make-up, or if you have lips like Angelina Jolie, go ahead and play with bold lipstick shades. If you play with both, you are going to look overly made up. Also remember, less is more; on a day-to-day basis all you need is an eyeliner, concealer, and lipstick. Make sure to test any cosmetics before you buy and always buy only reputed brands even if they are slightly expensive, as you cannot afford to make mistakes here.
4. Nail care
Flaunting beautiful, shining nails can greatly enhance your looks whereas dirty, unkempt nails can be so embarrassing. Clip your nails regularly to the same length and keep them clean all the time. Always keep your toe nails neatly clipped. Try to get a manicure and pedicure done regularly either at home or at a spa. Never keep your nails with chipped on polish, remove the remaining polish, and repaint them uniformly.
5. Get rid of unwanted hair
Regular waxing will give you super smooth hands and legs and is necessary to be called well groomed. You can also try other hair removal techniques like shaving, using a hair removal cream or an epilator. If you choose to shave, do so immediately after a shower to reduce nicks and cuts. Make sure to thread any facial hair on your next visit to the parlor.
6. Eat healthy
Today, more and more teens are reaching to highly processed and junk food instead of eating a wholesome balanced diet. Choose organic food whenever you can, and include whole grains, fruits, and veggies in every meal of the day. Eating right will make you look and feel just right.
7. Exercise daily
Taking a minimum of 15 minutes daily to indulge in any fitness activity is necessary if you want to remain beautiful and fit forever. You do not have to hit the gym everyday, try yoga, or swimming, or simply turn on the music and dance. Even a brisk walk will do wonders.
8. Quit smoking
Everyone knows smoking can cause cancer, but do you also know that it can severely dehydrate your skin, thereby adding years to your physical appearance? Hence, if you wish to remain young and look great always, give up that cigarette right away.
9. Wear a good perfume
If you look good, you should smell good as well. A good fragrance will make you a favorite in the crowd. Choose subtle natural flavors for daily wear and experiment with bold intense scents for parties and other special occasions. Like any other cosmetics, always test a perfume before you buy it.
10. Focus on inner beauty
Beauty is not skin-deep. Even an overweight girl could be having so many secret admirers. That could be simply beacause she is confident and has a high self-esteem. With just a happy smile on your face, and absolutely no makeup, you can still be the prettiest girl around. Go ahead and spread the cheer, and remember to stay beautiful.