Fashion & Beauty Tips for Teens
by Cassandra Morris
Hey teens! Here are more of my favorite fashion and beauty tips to try before your next dance—let me know what you think!
Use a Wide-Toothed Comb. After you get out of the shower, what do you use to brush out your hair? If it’s anything other than a wide-toothed comb, you may be causing unnecessary damage to your locks. Wide-toothed combs are gentler, prevent strands from snapping and breaking, and still remove all of your tangles.
If You Don’t Love It, Don’t Buy It. We’ve all been guilty of over-shopping. While sometimes you end up with a killer dress that you wear over and over… other times, a jacket will linger in your closet unworn for months. To save money and closet space, carefully consider every piece before you buy it. Your wallet and wardrobe will benefit from extremely selective buying.
Wash With Sulfate-Free Shampoo. Sulfates are in the majority of shampoos on the market—they’re what cause shampoo to lather. But, they’re not totally necessary. I have found sulfate-free shampoos to be less drying and kinder to my hair. Check the ingredients to see if anything with the word “sulfate” is listed.
Freeze On Your Makeup. After your makeup is applied, open your freezer and stick your face in it for about ten seconds. The cold air will “freeze” your makeup and make it stay on longer. This is especially helpful during the summer months, when your makeup can literally melt off- ick!
Be Yourself And Take Fashion Risks. Your teen years are the time to experiment, fashion and makeup-wise. Now is the time to get away with neon eyeliner, funky party dresses and wild hair fascinators. If you feel like wearing something completely different than everyone else in school, just go for it. Experiment, find your unique style and be yourself without worrying what the other girls are wearing.