Teenage is a very lovely phase of life, where you want to explore some things that adults do. Applying makeup is one of those. Many teenage girls take a fancy on their mother’s makeup kit. Fearing negation, they try to apply makeup secretly. In doing so, they forget to understand the basics of good makeup. If you have a teenager at home, you can teach her basic makeup tips and hygiene practices. We make your task simpler by listing out 5 such tips you can give her:
Tip #1- Keep it Light: First and foremost tip for a teenager is to not overload on beauty products. Not only will she lose the youthfulness of her skin, but also overloading with makeup will make her look very garish. Light or nude makeup works best for teenagers.
Tip #2- Follow a Pre-makeup Skin Care Routine: Usually a teenager’s skin is very sensitive. It is prone to acne and pimples. The harsh chemicals of beauty products may harm the skin. Hence, it is essential to follow a healthy skin care routine before applying any makeup. The 3-step routine consists of 1) Cleansing; 2) Toning; 3) Moisturizing. Use products which are gentle on the skin.
Tip #3 – Do not Use Mom’s Makeup Kit: Not just your makeup kit, your teenager should keep away from anyone else’s makeup kit. Using someone else’s makeup kit is unhygienic as makeup tools and reused face powders etc can carry germs along with dead skin cells and residue skin sebum. So if your teenager wants to apply makeup, buy her sets of her own.
Tip #4- Use Products Designed for Sensitive Skin: A teenager’s skin can easily break out with acne if harsh products are used on it. Hence she should use products which are designed especially for teenagers or for sensitive skin.
Tip #5 – Always Remove Makeup Before Hitting the Bed: Following a cleansing routine after wearing makeup is a great hygiene practice which needs to be followed at all ages.
Step 1: Use a gentle oil based cleanser to remove all the makeup applied.
Step 2: Wash your face with a foam based cleanser to remove the rest of the impurities.
Step 3: Apply moisturizer and have a good night’s sleep.
So now, your teenager may ask you about what kinds of makeup can she apply, which makes her look pretty, yet she doesn’t look overloaded. You can make these suggestions to her:
Tip #1 – Use Concealer Instead of Foundation: If a foundation is not applied in the right amounts, it can make the face look cakey and made up. Instead, a concealer can come handy to hide small spots and blemishes on the face.
Tip #2 – Use Lip Gloss Instead of Lipstick: While lipstick makes the lips look fuller and brighter, a lip gloss is best for teenagers who already have bright lips. Lipgloss retains the youthful look of a teenager. So stash away the lipsticks and check lip glosses, which also come in various fruit flavours, for her.
Tip #3 – Highlight Cheeks With a Blush: A shade of blush on the cheeks goes very well with the youthful look. However she should be careful not to overdo the blush, just a light touch with a brush should be enough.
Tip #4 – Keep Eye Makeup Simple: A simple eye makeup with an eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara is good for a teenager. Elaborate eye makeup is a big No-No. Keeping it simple and clean works wonders in enhancing the looks.
Assist your teenager with these tips, win her confidence, be her friend.