Preteen beauty starts with a strict but simple skin care regime that helps to establish good lifelong habits.
Preteen is a good age to establish a beneficial regimen and learn the importance of taking care of your complexion.
Developing a regular routine and practicing proper care early on for both men and women will help prevent future problems later in life, prevent premature aging, and increase overall health.
A nice appearance and a clear complexion also leads to positive self-esteem, confidence and motivation.
It’s unfortunate that many young girls are introduced to makeup before good skincare habits are achieved. Makeup application is meant to naturally enhance a healthy complexion.
Basic skincare for preteens involves cleansing, toning, moisturizers, and applying sunscreen. It’s important to identify your type, use proper products and understand how to use them properly to help keep your complexion looking its best and receive the best benefits.
Getting started in the right direction –Keep it simple and uncomplicated with a few products.
Face cleansing is the first important part of your daily routine. Wash your face once or twice a day with a gentle, ph-balanced high quality facial cleanser. Look for a formula especially designed for your type.
A gentle but thorough cleansing will remove dirt, dissolve oil and makeup.
Facial scrub products help loosen embedded dirt and excess sebum secretion. By unblocking pores it will help eliminate a dry and dull appearance.
Exfoliation is needed to help break up dead cell accumulation to reveal a new fresh layer underneath and help aid cell regeneration. You will notice an almost immediate difference.
Exfoliating 1-2 times a week will help maintain a balanced cleansing.
Applying a facial toner to the face after cleansing will restore and balance the PH levels in the skin.
Toners and astringents also refresh the complexion, remove traces of dirt residue that cleansing may have missed, and helps prepare the skin to absorb and maximize the benefits of additional treatment products.
Face moisturizers will keep your complexion hydrated, plumped and soft. Rich youth and beauty formulas work by hydrating and nourishing the complexion and maintaining moisture by locking it in.
Many varieties include sunscreen with a broad spectrum SPF to guard against sun damage.
Good preteen beauty habits should always include the mandatory practice of good sun safety, every day, year round.
Most sun damage occurs at a young age, usually not showing up until years later. Prevention is much easier than correction so wearing sunblock now will protect you from the sun’s UVA & UVB harmful rays.
Prolonged periods of un-protected sun exposure can cause increased, uneven pigmentation, freckles, age spots, wrinkles, and lead to premature aging and cancer.
It also has a major effect on breaking down our elastin and collagen protein causing our tissues to weaken and loose firming support.
The teenage years are difficult enough without letting acne take control. With the proper guidance and information, preteens can be prepared to know what to expect when the normal changes take place with puberty. Today there is many ways to cope with acne, control it, prevent breakouts, and maintain a clear complexion.
Once you establish a good facial care routine you will be more in control and be able to re-evaluate your skin needs if you start experiencing more oil or blemishes. Many effective products are available to control the condition.
Get in the habit of not touching your face. Avoid temptation- Never squeeze or pick your pimples. This can result in spreading bacteria, initiate more breakouts, and cause permanent acne scars.
Be aware of the cleanliness of anything that touches the face such as your hair, hats, shirt collars, pillows, ect.
*Preteen Beauty –Makeup
Taking care of your complexion with a good routine in place will keep it healthy and improve the look of your makeup.
The most important thing to consider for those new to wearing makeup – Keep makeup age- appropriate- less is more!
The introduction to makeup can be found through many companies that have beauty products geared towards certain age groups. Start off with subtle basics to achieve a natural, pretty look that enhances and accentuates your beautiful features. Learn how to correctly apply makeup and get good guidance from a trusted source.
Always make sure to cleanse off your makeup before bed. Sleeping in makeup clogs the pores.
*Balance Your Nutrition-
During the preteen years it’s very important to provide your body with a well-balanced healthy diet. During this period of physical changes and growth development, nutrients, healthy fats, and protein-rich foods are essential for healthy complexions and proper physical development.
This is the best time to establish good eating habits of nutritious foods before poor habits, possible eating disorders, or unhealthy choices are developed and cause problems later on.
What you eat matters if you want a radiant complexion. By getting the nutrients and minerals from the foods you eat will show on the outside.
*Drink Plenty Of Water-
The importance of water can not be emphasized enough to help keep your body functioning properly and promote beautiful complexions. Drinking a sufficient amount of water daily helps cleanse the body by flushing out impurities and toxins in a natural way.
Water keeps your complexion clear, smooth, and hydrated and is necessary for healthy cell formation.
Gorgeous skin and bad habits Don’t Mix!
They both cause aging changes in skin texture and deteriorate our collagen and elastin production breaking down the supportive underlying muscle mass.
Smoking is not only bad for your health but it affects your physical appearance. The damage from smoking may not be apparent right away. The poisons from cigarette smoke continue to spread damage and accumulate making it more difficult to repair and reverse the damage as you age.
The effects on your facial appearance can be dryness, dullness, discolored tone, prominent lines and deep wrinkles, sagging, and other undesirable changes due to premature aging. It also tends to thin the skin, reduce oxygen flow, and decrease blood flow to the surface area.
With the many serious conditions associated with smoking I hope it motivates individuals to avoid smoking.
Tanning- Damage caused by UV radiation can lead to increased dryness, lines and wrinkles, age spots, freckles, hyperpigmentation, sagging, and a leathery complexion.
Prolonged UV exposure from the sun without proper protection will cause many undesirable changes to your health and skin.
Use a broad spectrum (UVB and UVA) sunscreen everyday.
Sun exposure is the leading cause of skin damage. Following up with a close second is smoking.
When you are under stress (Mental, emotional, or physical) it can contribute to preteen beauty problems. Stress can aggravate and trigger acne breakouts, worsen skin sensitivities, and affect your whole body.
Stress is a part of life and almost impossible to avoid stressful situations completely, but there are methods to handle it. Give yourself a break and set aside some time for yourself and take steps to manage your stress - help reduce stress by exercising, yoga, aromatherapy bath, get a facial, curl up with a book or listen to music.
Importance of a preteen beauty regimen will be reflected in the quality of your complexion as you age.