Applying and exploring makeup products can be enjoyable. Playing around with your personal style and preferences are fun parts of growing up. If you wear makeup, it can give you confidence and allow you to express yourself.
While we encourage you to be creative and try out new colors and trends, makeup doesn’t define your beauty. False lashes and shiny lip-gloss do not add value to your worth, but can add a layer of excitement to your everyday routine. Everyone is beautiful in their own way. If you’re new to cosmetics, there may be a lot of confusion and lies about beauty standards.
We want you to become the best version of yourself. When you begin experimenting with makeup, you don’t have to do it alone or without any idea of what you’re doing.
Your Skincare Routine
Lots of young teens begin wearing makeup when hormonal acne starts up. This is why we stress not putting your worth into simply covering up your imperfections or meeting a beauty standard.
Having an everyday skincare routine can make you feel better. Your skin will thank you for taking care of it. In this way, you’re maintaining the health of your skin. Moisturizing, daily cleansing, and proper SPF nourish your skin. This kindness and attention goes a long way.
When to Wear Makeup: Occasions
Some girls wear makeup every single day. Others choose to wear it for special occasions like birthdays, prom, graduation, or parties. Whatever you decide, it’s up to you. Here are a few occasions that can help you figure out what kinds of makeup you may want to apply:
If it’s your own birthday, go all out or apply as little as you want. You could play around with false lashes, a bold lipstick, highlighter, or a glittery eyeshadow. When it’s someone else’s birthday, there might be a party theme or you might want to see what others are planning, that way you can do something that fits the day.
Prom is another all-out event. We suggest that you try to match your makeup to your dress. That way, your style flows and it helps you pinpoint what kind of look to go for.
We would never tell you not to try out a look, but often graduations are once-in-a-lifetime milestones. Do opt for makeup that is appropriate to wear in front of the most important people in your life. Mascara and a little blush can enhance your features for your big day.
Makeup Mistakes to Avoid
Now that you know the basics of makeup, we understand that actually picking out products can be overwhelming. One thing to check out is the ingredient list. This is because ingredients can tell you a lot about a makeup product, and some of it isn’t so pretty.
Toxins can be added to some of our favorite cosmetics. The threat of these toxins is bad for anyone, but studies report that age can make a difference. Younger people whose bodies haven’t fully developed are more vulnerable to chemicals as opposed to adults.
We want you to be able to purchase products that don’t harm your skin or health, especially if you continue to use them for years and years.
Below are a few ingredients to avoid:
Another name for petroleum distillates is paraffin wax, and it could be cancerous. There are several side effects related to exposure too. Skin irritation is a mild symptom, but more severe conditions are skin drying or dermatitis which happen after long-term use.
This powder is generally safe, except when talc is unintentionally mined with asbestos. The chances of this happening are possible, as both minerals form near each other. Asbestos causes mesothelioma, a rare type of cancer, so products with talc should be used with caution or be avoided altogether.
It’s scary to think you could find lead in lipstick, as well as in other makeup products. Research shows that it could impact your cognitive system, including your ability to learn, and is also linked to behavioral issues. Exposure to lead delays puberty and can even result in hormonal changes.
We love fruity, floral, and sweet scents, but not in our makeup. Fragrances in powders and cosmetic formulas typically lead to a sensitizing reaction on your skin. Even if you don’t suffer from sensitive skin, added fragrances mean irritation, but they also hide the natural scent of an expired product, which you shouldn’t be using anyway.
There are so many more cosmetic ingredients to read about and look out for when shopping. This is something anyone can learn, but you can have an upper-hand by preventing these types of exposure at the start of your makeup journey.
Hopefully, whether you are just beginning to wear makeup or you are already a makeup guru, we want your makeup to be the best quality in order for you to feel better using it.
Don’t be afraid to try new styles or attempt a challenging makeup look. Remember to stay educated and be good to your skin, because it will be good to you.