Tips on teaching your girls how to care for their skin.
By Anna Yuhan
A day in the life of a tween can be stressful. Keeping up with schoolwork, extracurricular activities and friends are hard enough without having to worry about your skin. Many busy girls come home from school, do their homework, eat dinner and go to sleep without washing their faces before bed. As a result, they can suffer from breakouts and may not know the cause.
Research has proven that one of the secrets to helping young women have confidence starts with them being comfortable with how they look and feel. Without a lot on the market to choose from, young girls end up either using their mother’s skincare or nothing at all. As the mother of two tween girls myself, I know how important it is to maintain good skincare habits. I want them to be confident about who they are, and good skin can really affect self-esteem. All young women should have access to affordable products and accurate information about taking care of themselves from an early age.
Teaching teens the importance of cleansing their skin, using sunblock everyday and getting enough rest empowers them. It helps them feel strong, confident, beautiful and proud to be themselves. At this often vulnerable stage in their lives when their bodies are suddenly going through changes, a young girl can take heart that she’s in control of protecting her face. Remember how insecure you might be if you woke up with bad skin? Here’s a chance to help them literally wash away those insecurities.
Here are a few tips to help your girls feel secure about their skin:
- Keep your hands and cell phones off your face.
- Drink plenty of water during the day. Water is a great way to keep your skin hydrated.
- Exfoliate your skin at least once a week. This will give your face a healthy glow.
- Wash your face after PE class or playing sports.
- Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Try to avoid eating processed food.
- Get at least 8-9 hours of sleep each night. Your skin rests while you sleep.
- Wash your pillowcase at least once a week to keep your face fresh while you sleep.
Anna Yuhan, the creator of Lia Skincare, has launched a progressive new line of all-natural products which have been specially formulated for youthful skin. The products are free of harsh chemicals and are made specifically for girls – not their moms. Visit liaskincare.com.