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Introducing Your Tween To Make-Up And Skin Care Essentials

Posted by FE Beauty on 9/22/2014 to Beauty Tips

Fitting in is one of the most important things in a young girl’s life. Experimenting with make-up is a way for her to express herself, especially if she’s not one to sit down and chat about her feelings. It will also give you a little insight as to the kind of friends she’s spending her time with.

When a teen first starts experimenting with make-up, she usually starts with the eyes, the gateway to her heart and soul. Teens often have a tendency to “color in” the inside of the bottom eyelid, the smooth part just above the bottom lashes. It seems to make perfect sense to her, and it’s easier than trying to get the liner underneath the lashes. But this is the wrong way to apply eyeliner. Not only does it make her eyes appear small and harsh, but it is a very good way to get an eye infection, especially if she doesn’t know to take proper care of her pencils. Show her how to apply eyeliner underneath the lashes, and how it gives definition to her eyes while also making them look bigger.

Make sure she takes her make-up off every night before bed, which will also help to prevent infections. From early on, teach her about skin care essentials. It should be a part of her morning and evening routines. For your teen’s skin to remain supple and soft, she should use a gentle cleanser that doesn’t strip away natural oils, which will help to maintain her skin’s elasticity.

While it seems counter-intuitive because her hormones are likely making her skin oily, she should still apply an oil-free moisturizer that won’t clog her pores. One that contains sunscreen especially if she’s an outdoorsy girl is probably best.

Your little girl is growing up, and unfortunately, it’s not something you can stop. The best thing you can do is help her along the way. Teaching her make-up and skin care essentials is one way for you to do that. Even if she might not show her appreciation, in her heart, she knows you care. And that’s pretty darn important.