Once the age of puberty comes, almost any girl gladly starts experimenting with makeup. However, many apply too much makeup and can’t find the right balance. In addition, they often neglect the importance of proper skincare which is crucial in this period ruled by acne. Skin needs regular cleansing, moisturising and high quality makeup in order for it to be healthy and irritation-free.
As already mentioned, taking care of your skin properly is of utmost importance if you want to keep it healthy. Therefore, you need to develop a routine that you’ll apply on daily basis. Instead of buying an ample supply of different skin products, you should take some time to discover those that work well with your skin type. It’s better to invest a bit more in two or three products of high quality at first, than to waste money on inefficient ones.
Generally, the basic products you should have include a cleanser, moisturiser and any specific product for any skin issue (if you have it). In the morning, you should just wash your face with water and apply a moisturiser, since your skin doesn’t require cleansing at the beginning of a day.
In the evening, you should remove makeup and cleanse your skin, and then apply the moisturiser. It’s important to remove makeup before going to bed and avoid aggressive scrubbing and strong soap. Any specific skin treatment shouldn’t be applied on a daily basis unless the instructions state otherwise.
What to Avoid?
If you have sensitive skin or problems with acne, you need to know what you should avoid in order to evade any additional irritation. Any products that contain sulphates, mineral oils, alcohol and fragrances can irritate your skin and worsen your condition.
Additionally, when having problems with acne, you shouldn’t dry out your skin, since it will start producing more oil and your acne will be even more painful. Other enemies to your skin are tanning, pore stripes and inefficient face wipes that might leave residue on your skin.
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Furthermore, anti-aging and anti-wrinkle products shouldn’t be on your list! Steer clear of these products – your skin is young and doesn’t need them. Finally, be careful with “natural” skin products and makeup and buy only the reliable and certified ones.
Firstly, try to be objective when it comes to your skin and don’t panic about a pimple that will vanish in a day or two. Once you’ve evaluated your skin and your needs, you can start building your makeup collection. Depending on your skin type, you can choose different kinds of foundation of light, medium and full coverage.
If you have oily skin, you should try out a matte finish. You’re probably familiar with contouring, but you shouldn’t go with it, at least not for now. Instead, you can try out a light pink blush to create a natural look. Eyeshadow is an essential part of any makeup collection and you’ll probably have fun experimenting with different colours.
However, you should try to keep it simple – neutral hues are more appropriate for your age, especially during the day. Where there’s eyeshadow, there are eyeliner and mascara, as well. The key here is to be moderate!
You don’t need two dark circles around your eyes. For a balanced look, you can even skip the eyeliner and opt for brown mascara. As for your lips, a glossy or creamy, neutral lipstick is a great option to begin with. Remember that it’s better to invest in high quality products in order to keep your skin healthy.
You can even opt for purchasing makeup online in Australia if you can’t access the desired products otherwise. This way, you can have even more choices and it might be more affordable.
With proper skincare and balanced makeup use, you’ll have a healthy and natural look. Most importantly, learn to appreciate and accept yourself for who you really are.
As a mother of twin tweens in 2011 and an active Girl Scout Troop leader, Cristy realized there was a need to develop bilingual digital content and foster a community facing the challenges of raising kids after first grade. That year she founded and remains co-Publisher of Los Tweens & Teens, to support multicultural parents and mentors with content related to raising Gen Z- tweens & teens ages 7-18. Through the Los Tweens & Teens LIVE events such as Teens & Me – the growing team aims to provide our community with essential resources from chats with therapists to battle anxiety and bullying, to understanding social media and technology.
A New Jersey native of Cuban decent, Cristy is a board member of Amigos For Kids – a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse in the South Florida community. She is a teenage cancer survivor and speaks nationally at conferences and volunteers with cancer-awareness organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Florida.